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Recent South Padre Island reviews

  • Awesome!

    "Once again, we had a wonderful family vacation at your condo! Our children range from 12 to 21 and everyone had a great time. We reserved the theater, had manicures at the spa, played volleyball and washers on the beach and of course enjoyed the pool, hot tub, the ocean and Schlitterbahn. The condo had everything we needed from a fully stocked kitchen, to televisions in every room. We look forward to returning!"
    Guest: jodye y. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 22, 2014
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  • Great Condo!

    "Great condo! Pictures don't do it justice. Only thing lacking would be it needed extra toilet paper, there was no paper towels, no washclothes and needed extra bath towels and hand towels. Also could have used a couple more dishwasher tabs and extra garbage bags. There is a nice selection of beach chairs, umbrellas and other things to take to the beach in the closet. Overall, a great place, just needs more attention to the small details."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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  • Great Place!

    "Owner was very friendly and helpful. The check in staff was nice. The location is wonderful. The accommodations are fantastic. We stayed for three nights. The beach area is beautiful and very clean. The people all over the island were very welcoming. We will definitely be back!"
    Guest: Amber R. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 2, 2014
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  • Winter Getaway

    "Just got home from and extended stay at Casa De La Isla. Brought home a lot of fond memories and a little sand. The house worked out nicely for us and our guest. We went through a range of weather conditions, from 35 degrees and sleet/snow to 85 and bright sunny days. The house stayed comfortable through it all. The pool never warmed enough to get in but we enjoyed sitting in the sun. I bought potted petunias and enjoyed nurturing them months before I will get that opportunity in Ohio. The house is within an easy walk to the beach, shopping and of course next door to the Cinema. The free shuttle is very easy to use, even to and from the airport. Alfredo was great and even offered us an escort if we had wanted to come over to Matamoros. We did go to Mexico but decided to cross at Progreso as recommended by other Winter Texans--great time! Some favorite spots: Daddy's for seafood with a Cajun twist, Pier 19 for great food in an amazing setting, Fisherman's in Port Isabel for great local breakfast, Kiki's in Port Isabel for real Mexican in an authentic setting. We also like Longhorn Cattle Co. in Harlingen for great Texas BBQ right on the farm."
    Guest: Winter Texans Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 24, 2014
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South Padre Island Travel Tips

South Padre Island is located on a long strip of island at the very southern tip of Texas and has beautiful natural landscapes, year-round attractions and events that visitors from spring breakers to families will enjoy.

Nature Attractions

South Padre Island boasts several opportunities to immerse yourself in natural beauty and learn about the delicate coastal ecosystem:

Sea Turtle Inc. is located at the end of Padre Boulevard near the convention center. It is a conservation center committed to protecting all sea turtle species. Kids can learn how to identify each type of sea turtle, take part in crafts and learn about conservation efforts. If you’re here in the spring, this is a must-visit for watching as sea turtles hatch and are released into the wild.

The Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center, located across the bridge on Port Isabel, is another great spot for kids and adults to learn about Gulf Coast sea life. You can get up close and personal with hermit crabs and starfish, or take a boat tour to see some dolphins. While you’re nearby, check out the Port Isabel Lighthouse.

Take a walk on the Laguna Madre Nature Trail, a stunning, 1,500 foot marshland boardwalk, to see coastal birds and get some exercise and head to the nearby Birding and Nature Center as well.

Beach Activities and Watersports

South Padre island is abundant in outdoor sports and activities. Here are some of the best:

- Take a sandcastle building lesson from Boomerang Billy’s on the beach.

- Visit Schiltterbahn Beach Waterpark on the southern end of the island. This sandcastle themed waterpark is a kid’s paradise.

- Visit the 40-acre Adventure Park at the end of Park Road on Laguna Madre Bay to rent ATVs to cruise along the beach.

- Ride horses along the scenic beach with the Island Equestrian Center - both amateurs and experienced riders are welcome.

- Take a boat cruise. Head out on The Original Dolphin Watch, take a cruise with Isla Tours, or take a sunset, snorkeling or dinner cruise with Southern Wave Sailing Charters. You can also rent paddleboats and kayaks from this watersports shop, located on the west side of the island off of Laguna Madre Bay, between the popular Tequila Sunset and Louie’s Backyard bar and grills.

Dining Options

South Padre Island has plenty ofcasual beach fare and local seafood options.

- For beachside casual fare, head to brightly decorated Pier 19 Restaurant, grab fried shrimp at Dirty Al’s on the Marina, check out Coconuts Bar & Grill off of Laguna Boulevard or hang out at Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & Grill on the east side of the island.

- Grab a local brew and excellent burger at Padre Island Brewing Company

- The best spot for upscale dining in South Padre Island is the Sea Ranch Restaurant, which offers fresh seafood dishes and pretty harbor views.

Events

In the first weekend of October each year, South Padre Island celebrates the annual Sand Castle Days, a 3-day event where you can watch master sand sculptors from around the world compete to turn sand into stunning works of art. There’s an amateur contest and arts and crafts for kids. Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill hosts the event.

If you visit in December, don’t miss the Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. Locals dress their boats with Christmas lights and parade from Pirates Landing in Port Isabel to Jim’s Pier on South Padre Island. You’ll see everything from yachts to kayaks in this annual competition and winter celebration.

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