At the south tip, the Keys extend out from Florida's coastline to form an exceptional coral archipelago. In Florida, there are more than 100 national parks and 7 state parks. In the south, Biscayne National Park offers its intact islands and superb coral reefs.
An ecological treasure, the Keys are home to mangrove forests and are one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world.© Corbis / age fotostock
The Keys form a natural coral reef. Coral, herbarium, birds and fish inhabit these islands.© Joerg Hackemann
Once overun with swashbuckling pirates, today the Keys are a popular place for boating. It is also possible to rent boats.© Corbis / age fotostock
The most common way of admiring these beautiful islands is by travelling along the bridge that runs through them all. There are 42 bridges scattered about the Keys.© Richard Semik / 123RF
The blue marlin can weigh up to 500 kg and measure up to 5 metres long. This species of fish is the preferred prey of recreational fishing enthusiasts.© Duomo TIPS RF / age fotostock