From a film festival to a fundraising marathon, Key Largo has a lot on the calendar for May, and this Dolphins Cove hotel is the best location from which to experience it all.
Key Largo accommodations welcome film fans, stars and more to the inaugural Bogart Film FestiVal May 2nd through the 5th. Created by Stephen Bogart, the only son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, the festival is a must for fans of both the movie star couple and classic cinema.
Hosting the festival in Key Largo isn’t a coincidence; the town starred in the 1948 Bogart-Bacall thriller Key Largo. The first-annual festival will focus on film noir, screening works of Bogart as well as classic noirs from the 1940s to the present. Of course it wouldn’t be a Bogart film festival without showing Casablanca and The African Queen. For a full list of screenings, many of which will take place outside under the stars, visit http://bogartfilmfestival.com/.
Later in the month, May 17th through the 18th, this hotel near John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park will host supporters and runners of the 6th annual Keys100. The marathon starts in Key Largo and travels to Key West, all in support of the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys. Individual runners will compete in 50- and 100-mile races, while six-runner teams will compete in a 100-mile relay race. Last year drew more than 900 participants, and this year expects to exceed 1,200. For details on the race, visit www.keys100.com/.
Get more information about where to stay in Key Largo, by visiting the Courtyard Key Largo online. Browse photos and special offers, get details about area attractions, plan a trip with maps and transportation information and book individual or group accommodations all on one convenient website.
About the Courtyard Key Largo
The dive capital of the world, Key Largo has a lot to offer, from deep-sea fishing and snorkeling to glass-bottom boats and swimming with dolphins. The Courtyard Key Largo puts all this and more at your doorstep, offering a vacation destination less than an hour south of Miami. With beautiful views of the largest deep-sea marina fishing village, this family-friendly hotel offers newly renovated accommodations with lots of space, refreshing decor and modern amenities. Guest rooms feature a private balcony, 32-inch LCD cable TV, iPod dock, cozy bed, coffee/tea service, complimentary high-speed Internet access, desk and minifridge. Sofa bed rooms are available for families, and Jacuzzi suites add a little romance to a stay. The lobby offers plenty of room to stretch out with flexible seating areas, free Wi-Fi and GoBoard technology providing the latest news, weather and airport information. The centerpiece of the lobby, The Bistro, offers healthy breakfast service with Starbucks beverages and an array of dinner entrees, beer and wine in the evening. Activities abound nearby, such as swimming with the dolphins at Dolphin Plus, and closer to home, the Courtyard Key Largo offers a fitness center and outdoor heated pool.