Spend some quality time on the white sands and sea green waters of South Padre Island, Texas. This spectacular barrier island off the coast of Texas is the perfect place to spend a week of relaxing days and event-filled nights, all while you work on your tan. The amount and style of South Padre Island rental properties is bountiful. Choose from vacation homes, villas, condos beach cottages or apartments. Most vacation rentals come fully furnished, with complete kitchens and linen service. From there, have fun deciding which amenities you would like to round out your vacation rental property. High speed internet, designer deco, gourmet kitchens, private pools and hot tubs and mesmerizing views are just some of the nicest things you can enjoy in your lodging facilities. While spring break is the busiest time of year here, it is a good idea to book as early as possible no matter when you choose to visit.
South Padre Island is a very popular destination for spring breakers. If you are not into the eclectic mix of people and swim wear you will encounter on the beach during March and April, consider taking your trip a bit earlier or maybe even in the gorgeous fall months.The island beaches are all public, so the people watching are grand. No one, however, can take away from the sheer beauty of the white sand, sparkling green water and golden sun that make this place so popular in the first place. Off the beach, visit the the South Padre Island Dolphin Research and Sea Life Center, the Port Isabella Lighthouse and the Wyland Whaling Wall at the South Padre Island Convention Center. Make some time for the Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Head over the border for a day of shopping and sightseeing in Mexico, or visit other nearby towns in Texas. South Padre Island, however, has plenty for you to do.
Car shows, fishing challenges, cook-offs and golf tournaments only partially fill a consistently busy monthly calendar. I think it is illegal to leave here without eating some fresh seafood and some Tex-Mex, both are plentiful and outrageously good. Fishing, surfing kite boarding, wind surfing, scuba diving and snorkeling, golf, tennis, bird watching, jet skiing and horseback riding can be experienced here. You may have to extend your vacation just to get them all in. Or maybe you just like to build sandcastles. There are actually contests for that too. It's easy to get souvenirs by strolling down the main street, where shops are plentiful and eager to sell you something smacking of South Padre Island. Enjoy a decidedly delicious fruity cocktail or thirst quenching ice cold brew, then head back to your South Padre Island rental home, cottage or condo for a laid back evening under the stars. Whether you are looking for a memorable spring break location or a fall getaway, South Padre Island should land at the top of your list.