The largest of the Ten Thousand Islands, Marco Island is located just south of Naples and easily accessible with two bridges allowing vehicle traffic on and off the island.
The island is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches and offers access to both the Gulf of Mexico and the mangrove-lined estuaries of the Ten Thousand Islands. More than just another pretty beach, Marco Island's mood shifts from sophisticated resort area to historic nautical community and funky fishing village. Bring your appetite for seafood, whether you plan to catch it on your own or at a local restaurant. For hidden gems, seek out the picturesque waterfront restaurants in the communities of Goodland and Isles of Capri.
Signature events taking place in Marco Island include the Marco Island Seafood Festival, Taste of Marco, Wet Paint Live, the Marco Island Rocks concert series, Goodland's Annual Mullet Festival, a weekly Farmers Market from November-April, the Goodland Holiday Bazaar, and a variety of colorful Christmas Island Style events all December long.