I was staying in Key Largo at the Marriott Resort.
While relaxing on the beach under a large palm tree's fronds that swayed in the breeze, I noticed a movement on the sand near the mangroves. A few seconds later a large green iguana emerged and stared at me.
I reached for my camera and snapped a few shots just as the reptile wandered back into the thick mangroves. He climbed the branches and kept an eye on me as he slowly munched on the mangrove leaves.
As I watched and searched the foliage, I saw several iguanas of different sizes. This was their home.
Talk about the tropics... Gorgeous beaches, water sports, tropical foliage, and ... iguanas.
I enjoy Key Largo and the the Marriott is a good choice.
Try to get to Islamorada if you don't have time for Marathon or points south.
If you have four to five days, you can stop at Big Pine Key and Key West as well as Marathon.
Each Key is unique and you'll experience something different every day.
Go to www.SEE-FloridaKeys.com for info on the Keys.