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Marco Island is a city and island in the U.S. state of Florida. Situated in Collier County, this city is on the south-west coast, 18 miles south of Naples. In the Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island is the largest barrier island of the Ten Thousand Islands area. It is close to many state parks, including Collier-Seminole State Park, Picayune Strand State Park, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, and Everglades National Park.
The economy in Marco Island is dependent on the tourism, construction, and service industries. Companies with office space or other facilities in Marco Island include Aqua Marine Construction, Artichoke and Company, Atkinson, Jim - Prudential Realty, B & B Appliance Repair, Bartos Group at Premier Plus Realty, Butterfly Beach, and Captain CJ’s Jet Pack Adventures.
Entertainment And Dining Out
As an island, the activities surrounding the city center on the surrounding water and the sand. One popular activity is to go shelling. Rent a boat or take a trip to one of the uninhabited barrier islands. You will find more than 400 types of seashells that include lightning whelks, true tulips, fighting conchs, lions’ paws, calico scallops, and Florida sand dollars. Another option is to go fishing. Fish from the surf, go deep sea fishing, or take a back-country fishing trip among the mangrove islands. You might catch redfish, snook, tarpon, sea trout, grouper, king mackerel, amberjack, or snapper. If you get tired of sea and beach, take time to explore the historical sites in the area. The Cushing Archaeological Site is a historically significant excavation that has yielded 3,000 year old Native American artifacts. Dining options in Marco Island include CJ’s on the Bay, Snook Inn, Arturo’s Italian Restaurant, Verdi’s American Bistro, Marco Polo Restaurant, and Old Marco Lodge Crab House. Quinn’s is a beachside restaurant that offers delicious food, great views and the Florida sunset.
The nearest major airport to Marco Island is Naples Municipal Airport. Featuring domestic flights from Naples, the airport is 19 miles from the city center. Another major airport in the area is the Southwest Florida International Airport, offering international and domestic flights from Fort Myers, within 49 miles of Marco Island. San Marco road and State Highway 951 lead onto the island.