Located between the Florida Strait and the saltwater Everglades National Park is one of the many eclectic towns that make up the Florida Keys. Islamorada has a population of around 7,000 but is filled with people from across the world who come to visit each year.
What does Islamorada mean? “Purple island” is the answer. Why the early Spanish explorers named this cayo purple has been lost to history. Today, Islamorada is also known as the Village of Islands and actually encompasses six isles, from Plantation Key in the north to Lower Matecumbe Key in the south.
Islamorada is also the Sportfishing Capital of the World and was made famous by President George H.W. Bush, then a frequent visitor and avid fisherman. Whether your angling leans toward bonefish, tarpon or sailfish, you can have it all here. However, if your interest in sea life is more up close and personal, visit Theater of the Sea to swim and interact with dolphins, sea lions, sharks and stingrays.