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.

South Padre Island is a resort town in Cameron County, Texas, United States. It’s located on Padre Island, the world’s longest barrier island, along the Texas Gulf Coast and is known for its stunning white-sand beaches and clear, emerald waters.┬áThe island offers a variety of activities for visitors. Nature enthusiasts can visit the Sea Turtle, Inc. rescue center or the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Those interested in water sports can enjoy fishing, surfing, and parasailing. The island also offers dolphin watching tours, horseback riding on the beach, and many other recreational activities.

The climate of South Padre Island is typically warm, making it a popular destination for spring breakers as well as families and retirees. The town also hosts numerous events throughout the year, including music festivals and fishing tournaments.

For dining, South Padre Island offers a range of options, from fresh seafood restaurants to Mexican cuisine. The nightlife is lively, with a number of bars and clubs offering live music and entertainment. Accommodations on the island range from luxury resorts to budget-friendly hotels and vacation rentals. South Padre Island is accessible by the Queen Isabella Causeway from the town of Port Isabel. The closest major airport is Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, located about 30 miles away.

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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.