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South Padre Island is a true
resort town, with
Hotels motels and condos sends northerners south in search of
sunshine and warmth. Water sports are a major draw, from power boating,
sailing, and windsurfing to bay, surf, and deep-sea fishing. And some of us
simply want to relax on the beach, allowing the gentle murmur of the water
to soothe our senses and wash away the stress of this hectic modern world.
More energetic visitors can also bicycle, play tennis and golf, and go
horseback riding. Birding is as popular here as in other areas of South
Texas, with more than 300 species.
The sunsets are grand, reflecting in the water of the Laguna Madre, and many
restaurants capitalize on their location with outdoor seating. Set your
taste buds to enjoy fresh seafood of all kinds prepared in a variety of
seasonings -- Italian to Mexican, broiled to deep-fried. And if you catch
your own, some restaurants will be happy to cook it for you (the ones that
do advertise it).
The town of South
Padre Island stretches along
25 miles of sand on the southern tip of Padre Island just across the Laguna
Madre from the mainland, and the small town of Port Isabel. Easily
accessible by plane into nearby cities, it has become a favored place for
conventions. Conventions here are usually small affairs and don't really
cause the traveler any inconvenience, but beware spring break when hordes of
college students invade the town and raise a ruckus.
South Padre Island is one on the top destinations in Texas for vacations due to beautiful beaches,
tall sand dunes, and warm Gulf waters. Some of
South Padre Island's attractions are the gorgeous beach, saltwater deep
sea and bay fishing, Gulf shrimp, fresh fish and seafood served at most
Island restaurants, eco-tourism and numerous water sports.
Nearby cities are Brownsville
and Harlingen, TX. Matamoros and Progresso, Tamps. Mexico is also
only minutes away.
South Padre Island vacations can be
planned for any time of year. The winters are warm with average temps
in the 70's and contrary to most people thinking South Padre is one of the
mildest places in Texas
during the summer. Proximity to the Gulf and its sea breezes keep the
summer temps in the high 80's and low 90's.
Spring Break is a very busy time for South Padre Island.
Thousands of college students enjoy a break from their studies during March
to play on the beach and party in the nightclubs.