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Recent South Padre Island reviews

  • Fabulous stay

    "We stayed here early Feb for 4 days and couldn't be happier. It's a smaller building and therefore very quiet. The unit was every bit as described by the owner. Unlike some complaints, we tried the jacuzzi twice and the water was hot. When we arrived, we had all the instructions ahead of time to get in the unit without any issue. Two private parking spots available. The only thing about this unit is that if u r looking for beach-view unit, then this is not one of them. I already knew that when I booked so no complaints. The beds were very comfortable ... All the positive reviews have been written for a reason."
    Guest: Suman K. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 19, 2015
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  • Perfect weekend getaway!

    "Friends and I stayed here mid November and the weather was surprisingly enjoyable. The condo is in a perfect location, a very short walk from the beach and within walking distance of stores and restaurants. There's a great view of the beach from every room. The place was very neat and comfortable. We really enjoyed ourselves here. We will definitely be back again soon!"
    Guest: Anissa Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 17, 2014
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  • Bird haven-heaven.

    "We had a terrific time and will definitely come back next year. Dan let us know what to expect and everything was exactly as he said it was. The condo had everything that was needed. The area was bird heaven with nearby State Parks, National Wildlife Refuges and Audubon areas as well as city and county parks. The beach was less than a 5 minute walk, and we walked in the water many times."
    Guest: Art T. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 11, 2015
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  • Wonderful Family Getaway!

    "This condo is beautiful! The kitchen has recently been remodeled and is really quite nice. The staff was very helpful and responsive. Our kids loved the large pool area and the game system, complete with a nice selection of games, provided in the condo. This condo is within a block of a couple of good restaurants and, as others have noted, the view is absolutely fantastic!"
    Guest: Tony Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 9, 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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