Instagram photos that prove that Biscayne National Park is a dazzling gem

The Mandalay ship wreck in Biscayne National Park. Photo Al Diaz.

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A photo posted by cinthya corominas (@cinthyacorominas) on Jul 20, 2016 at 10:53am PDT

This is not a place for landlubbers because 95 percent of this park is underwater. A snorkeling or scuba trip is in order if you want to see more than the parking lot and welcome center.

Try one of the snorkeling excursions among the coral reefs, or if you’re a certified diver, rent equipment for scuba trips, available on weekends.

Rather stay dry? Explore the shoreline in a canoe or kayak or take a three-hour glass-bottom boat tour to see dolphins, tropical fish and sea turtles cavorting near the coral reefs. The boat also transports campers to the islands, where they can picnic on Elliott Key, hike to the lighthouse on Boca Chita Key, or stroll through the hardwood hammocks of Adams Key.

Morning hammock session view

A photo posted by Annie Wright (@annieeugenia) on May 26, 2016 at 11:02am PDT

A photo posted by @lavender_lia on May 31, 2016 at 4:01pm PDT

regram @the59parks Biscayne National Park in Florida. 95% of the Park is underwater! Amazing photo taken by @vikingdriver

A photo posted by Valerio Fantini (@valeriostudio) on May 31, 2016 at 11:01pm PDT

Biscayne National Park is also home to Stiltsville, one of the Miami’s most interesting architectural marvels.

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Located southwest of Key Biscayne, Stiltsville consists of the last seven houses built on the flats of Biscayne Bay on cement or wood pilings. The first of the houses was built in the 1930s.