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Around 1,700 islands full of palm trees, surrounded by azure blue water and only accessible by a 205-kilometre-long highway straight across the ocean… Welcome to the Florida Keys. This group of islands, often called the ‘Caribbean’ of the United States, offers a wide range of water activities, from fishing and diving to sailing and kite-surfing. Take the highway to the sea and discover the colours of the Keys!
The sea as far as you can see – that’s the view that dominates when driving from Florida to Key West, the most westerly island in the Keys and southernmost point of the United States. Of the hundreds of islands that make up the Keys, only a few dozen are inhabited. The original inhabitants of the Keys came from the Bahamas and were called ‘conchos’. Nowadays, this is a common name for all inhabitants of the island group.