In South Padre Island, worries are made to be forgotten. Near the Mexico border, this Texas resort town also fronts the Gulf of Mexico. It's truly beautiful, and the scene it presents makes even pessimists stop and give a compliment. Whether you plan to bum around on the beach with a cocktail, surf in the ocean, or go dolphin-watching on a cruise, paradise will greet you. Look for hotels in South Padre Island today, and dig your toes into the sand tomorrow.
Out and About in South Padre Island
From enjoying the comforts of the best hotels on the beach in South Padre Island, to learning at the Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center, there's a lot to do -- and not do. For a little more adventure, you can drive on the beach, which is uniquely exciting. Or go snorkeling, kiteboarding, or bungee jumping at Gravity Park. If you're into shopping, you'll find all sorts of tropical gifts and souvenirs along Padre Boulevard. If you desire to get off the island and explore the mainland, check out the Port Isabel Lighthouse in Port Isabel. Note that hotels in Port Isabel are also more affordable than those on South Padre Island, but you can get to the island in no time.
Eating and Drinking
For dining and partying, look no further than Padre Boulevard, especially near the clusters of South Padre Island hotels. Seafood, Mexican cuisine, and traditional American food highlight the menus, and local craft beer is available at South Padre Island bars. Clubs and karaoke joints are also on the island.
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