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Welcome to Islamorada, the Fishermen Town!

In Islamorada it's true that the visitors are welcome!..Well...like in any other part of the Florida Keys! But what's the difference in between this island and the rest of the Florida Keys?

 It's very simple!.. Now we are at the "Sport Fishing Capital Of The World" and the reputation for its fishing is not a short story! The label "Sport Fishing Capital of the World"  has been established for years, and in addition we can say that the Islamoradians are very proud of their fishing heritage.

Bud 'N' Mary's Marina, in the Heart  of Islamorada.

You'll see the trophies won at the fishing tournaments, the pictures, the heroic stories of fishermen battling in the high seas with the monster size cold blooded aquatic vertebrates that inhabits the nearby waters of the Atlantic, the Straits of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.

You get this feeling of adventure here and there throughout these islands!

Sport fishing fans, big sailfish caught and brought aboard!

Whether is fishing on the high seas or deep seas, back country or flats, on the bridges or shores, it's going to be a good fishing experience at this latitude.

From the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean!

See where the best fishing charters and marinas are.

Big fishing game.  Open waters billfish catch.

Whether is fishing on the high seas or deep seas, back country or flats, on the bridges or shores, it's going to be a good fishing experience at this latitude.

From the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean!

See where the best fishing charters and marinas are.

This is the reason why the big fishing tournaments take place here; an action packed scene that becomes a real adventure!

On a normal day in Islamorada...

You want to check at the marinas full of charter boats in the mornings, ready to head for the abundant fishing spots of these tropical waters. And you'll see them coming back in the evenings with their precious fishy cargo... After a day of fun at sea!

Charter fishing boats at one of the marinas of Islamorada.

Fishing charter boats lined up at the Holiday Isle Marina on MM 84, Islamorada.

You will know, when you walk into any restaurant, and the delicious sea food recipes will make your appetite.. fish hungry!

You have a wide variety of restaurants to select around town. The favorite food of your choice.

These eateries have an excellent reputation in the Florida Keys!

It's hard to say which one is the best since they all deliver excellent fresh food.

You'll find, fine wines and liquors, local seafood and world wide style cuisine...All in one tiny tropical corner!

Oceanfront dining at Lazy Day Restaurant in Islamorada.
Restaurant

You have a wide variety of restaurants to select around town. The favorite food of your choice.

These eateries have an excellent reputation in the Florida Keys!

It's hard to say which one is the best since they all deliver excellent fresh food.

You'll find, fine wines and liquors, local seafood and world wide style cuisine...All in one tiny tropical corner!

This territory has this romantic and exotic setting, a nice place to relax and meditate about the good things of this life. Perhaps this is why people are friendly and good mannered and polite?...It feels good being here!

Morada Bay Beach Cafe.

Going fishing and getting romantic are not the only things that you can do while you are here... there are other interesting things to do and places to visit in this tropical hideaway!

And finding your way around it's not too difficult!


Morada Bay Beach Cafe, Islamorada.

Going fishing and getting romantic are not the only things that you can do while you are here... there are other interesting things to do and places to visit in this tropical hideaway!

And finding your way around it's not too difficult!

US1 is the main highway across the islands and everything is accessible from here. It's a small area with unique qualities.

Discovering is a fine way to rise from the every day routine and add flavor to our lives...And while snooping around these islands I have found...

...Art galleries, libraries, a small beach behind the library, an outdoor amphitheater where live music and dancing are performed, family parks, monuments, historic sites, the triangle of history, dive shops, well preserved coral reef and ship wrecks dive sites, eco-tours on kayaks, the History of Diving Museum, beach weddings, Tiki Bars, and Robbie's Marina...Yes!..Robbie's Marina...I landed here one morning and came back to visit many other times.

The Wordwide Sporstman Shopping Center of Islamorada.

"The World Wide Sportsman"...next to the Bayside Marina in the heart of the island is a famous shopping mall, in the center is the fishing boat "Pilar", the sister boat of Ernest Hemingway's boat (full scale replica).

Hemingway bought the 38-foot fishing boat "Pilar"-named after his wife Paulina in 1934. He took this boat to the waters of the Gulf and Caribbean for many fishing trips, the original Pilar is displayed in Cuba at the Ernest Hemingway museum. A full scale replica of Pilar is on display at the Bass Pro Shops store in the Word Wilde Center of Islamorada. More about Hemingway here.

Islamorada's Geography.

The "Purple Island" name given by the earlier Spanish explorers is not just one island by itself, is in fact a group of islands that all together ads to one community..
From north to south...after Key Largo and Tavernier you'll find....the Islamorada's territory starting with at the M M(Mile Marker) 90 to M M 63 of US 1...

  • Plantation Key
  • Windley Key
  • Upper Matecumbe Key
  • Lower Matecumbe Key & Long Key.
  • Off shore at a short distance from the Lower Matecumbe area are Indian Key and Lignumvitae Key that are also parts of these islands group.( these two are only accessible by boat or other means of navigation and are important historical sites)

Tourist attractions and places of interest of Islamorada.

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Exotic locations to visit, not too far, unlike the Amazon jungles or the top of the Himalayas?

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Relaxing at Morada Bay, in Islamorada.

Are you looking for a vacation inspiration?

Exotic locations to visit, not too far, unlike the Amazon jungles or the top of the Himalayas?

Try exploring this Village of Islands, and the amazing Florida Keys!












Islamorada related pages:

The map of Islamorada.

The Florida Keys fishing experience..

Some good local restaurants in Islamorada.

The best places for a family on vacation.

Tourist attractions and places to visit.

Fishing charters.

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