South Padre Area

South Padre Area Rio Grande Valley

South Padre Island, Port Isabel, and Laguna Vista offer real estate at the most southern tip of the barrier islands off the Texas coast, in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Our area cities surround the Laguna Madre Bay, a wide, 609-square-mile body of water that separates South Padre from Port Isabel and the rest of the South Texas mainland. The Shallow Laguna Madre offers first-rate fishing and calm waters for boating and windsurfing.

  • South Padre Island, Port Isabel, and Laguna Vista are close to Matamoros and Nuevo Progresso Mexico. Guide companies offer shuttle services to our southern neighbor daily. Mexico is known for inexpensive healthcare, medical prescriptions, dental, public markets, a terrific dining scene, and bustling nightspots.
  • There’s also the popular Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets mall located at 5001 East Expressway 83, Mercedes, TX, 78570. Featuring Rio Grande Valley’s favorite outlets with 140+ stores and savings up to 65% off! A hotspot for international visitors.