Florida Keys


The Florida Keys: Exploring America’s Barrier Reef

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Facts and Figures: Florida Keys

  • Location: Southern tip of Florida in Monroe County, covering 3,737 square miles (9,679 sq km).
  • Time: Eastern Standard Time; daylight-saving time is observed.
  • Climate: Tropical.
  • Population: About 80,000.
  • Weather: Temperatures range from 65 to 89 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 32 degrees Celsius). Maximum rainfall is in September.
  • Money: U.S. dollar. Major credit and debit cards accepted almost everywhere.
  • Electricity: 110 volts, 60 cycles, with North American-style outlets.
  • Language: English, Spanish widely spoken.
  • Entry Requirements: Non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport.
  • Driving: Driving is on the right. Rental cars are widely available.
  • Medical: A hyperbaric chamber is located in Key Largo.
  • Getting There: For U.S. residents, travel to Miami by car, bus, plane, then rent a car or drive south on U.S. Highway 1, all the way to Key West. There are many marinas for those who want to sail to any of the Keys.
  • Accommodations: There are all types of lodges, resorts and hotels. Be sure and plan far in advance, since many locations are quickly booked.
  • For More Information: Florida Keys Tourism Council, fla-keys.com

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