Driving from South Beach to Key West

Although we didn’t drive on our own but hired a car that comes with a driver from Keys Transportation, we were lucky because Dave was super friendly and knowledgeable. He knew his way around, the history, including what time was best to leave to avoid traffic, exciting places to visit in the keys. Dave also went extra miles by taking us to some of the exciting places, as well as stopping at Winn Dixie for us to do some grocery shopping!

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Key West

“Why did the chicken cross the road? – To get to the bar”. This scene is typical in Key West, often we see one crossing over the road to a Pizza shop, hanging out by the local bars as well as to the Courthouse. Key West with the population just over 25,000 is only about 8 square miles, and at one point, about ten percent of the city’s population were chickens! Why? Because there are protected by law in Key West! 

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Key Largo

Measuring about 50km long, Key Largo is the largest island of the keys, and the name originates from the Spanish Cayo Largo – Long Key. This island is a great place to appreciate nature, with the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Everglades National Park and the Dolphins lagoon nearby. Located about 112km from where we first touched down in South Beach Miami, we stopped for three nights on this island on our journey to Key West.

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Walking from San Marcos to San Pedro

Hiking without a guide or walking between villages is generally not recommended for safety reasons, except between the route from San Marcos to San Pedro. Taking a boat is much safer, and the cost for one way should not cost more than GTQ 25 to any of the towns around the lake. But for people like us who craves for an adventure, taking a boat doesn’t seem appeal to us. Continue reading “Walking from San Marcos to San Pedro”