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South Padre Island Vacation Packages

College students and families are drawn to this Texas barrier island for its oceanfront access and unbeatable weather.

Famous for its balmy temperature and oceanfront access, South Padre Island is one of Texas’s most coveted holiday getaways.

The vacation town is located at the southeastern tip of Texas and borders Mexico. As a barrier island, its eastern shoreline is along the Gulf of Mexico and is beloved by tourists for its warm year-round climate. Most of the land is a protected National Seashore, and the town of South Padre Island is relegated to the bottom tip of the island. 

The island is a favored destination for college spring breaks during March, when the town is largely populated by young adults enjoying the lively nightlife. Many families and retirees enjoy visits to South Padre Island during the winter thanks to its yearlong warm climate. Its downtown is filled with resorts, hotels, bars, and souvenir shops. 

Miles of pristine seashore stretches along the coastline, making it a perfect place to soak up the sun, go for a swim, or play beach volleyball. Many visitors take advantage of the horseback riding tours and take a beach ride at sunset. South Padre Island is known for its fishing opportunities and hosts numerous fishing contests and tournaments throughout the year. 

Water sports are the prime activity on South Padre Island and it is not unusual to see dozens of parasailers and kiteboarders enjoying the ocean waves. Dolphin watching is another popular choice, with a wide offering of tours available. Get snorkeling lessons to explore the ocean floor of the Gulf of Mexico. 

If fresh water recreation is more your style, spend the afternoon at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark where you can enjoy water slides and other attractions that will appeal to visitors of all ages.

Port Isabel is five miles (eight kilometers) away and is home to the Port Isabel Lighthouse, which features stunning views of South Padre Island and the ocean beyond. 

South Padre Island has a slender shape and compact community. Most of the island’s destinations can be reached on foot, but if you don’t feel like strolling, the town also offers The Wave, a free shuttle service. 

Brownsville International Airport is a half-hour drive from South Padre Island, and has daily flights to and from Dallas and Houston. The island is connected to the mainland by Route 100.


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La Copa Inn Beach Hotel £84
La Copa Inn Beach Hotel

La Copa Inn Beach Hotel

350 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island
     
    4.0
    of 5, from 3,403 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Nestled on the beach, this South Padre Island hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier and Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. Isla Blanca Park and University of Texas Pan American Coastal Studies Laboratory are also within 1 mile (2 km).

    Pearl South Padre £103
    Pearl South Padre

    Pearl South Padre

    310 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island
       
      3.8
      of 5, from 2,848 reviews
      3.5 out of 5.0

      Nestled on the beach, this South Padre Island hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier and Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. Isla Blanca Park and University of Texas Pan American Coastal Studies Laboratory are also within 1 mile (2 km).

      Ramada by Wyndham & Suites South Padre Island £34
      Ramada by Wyndham & Suites South Padre Island

      Ramada by Wyndham & Suites South Padre Island

      6200 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island
         
        3.8
        of 5, from 1,385 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sea Turtle Inc and Sea Turtle Rescue Center. Andy Bowie Park and Laguna Madre Nature Trail are also within 1 mile (2 km).

        La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island Beach £104
        La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island Beach

        La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island Beach

        7000 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island
           
          4.1
          of 5, from 1,761 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Located in South Padre Island, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 5-minute walk of Sea Turtle Rescue Center, Andy Bowie Park and Sea Turtle Inc. Laguna Madre Nature Trail and Whaling Wall are also within 10 minutes.

          The Inn at South Padre £60
          The Inn at South Padre

          The Inn at South Padre

          1709 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island
             
            3.7
            of 5, from 1,100 reviews
            2.0 out of 5.0

            Located in the heart of South Padre Island, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier and Isla Blanca Park. University of Texas Pan American Coastal Studies Laboratory and Sea Turtle Inc are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Comfort Suites Beachside £56
            Comfort Suites Beachside

            Comfort Suites Beachside

            912 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island
               
              3.9
              of 5, from 809 reviews
              2.5 out of 5.0

              Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier and Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. Isla Blanca Park and University of Texas Pan American Coastal Studies Laboratory are also within 2 miles (3 km).

              South Padre Island Inn £29
              South Padre Island Inn

              South Padre Island Inn

              4109 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island
                 
                3.5
                of 5, from 60 reviews
                2.0 out of 5.0

                Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Sea Turtle Inc and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. Sea Turtle Rescue Center and Andy Bowie Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

                Schlitterbahn Beach Resort and Waterpark £123
                Schlitterbahn Beach Resort and Waterpark

                Schlitterbahn Beach Resort and Waterpark

                100 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island
                   
                  3.9
                  of 5, from 319 reviews
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  Located in South Padre Island, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier and Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. Isla Blanca Park and University of Texas Pan American Coastal Studies Laboratory are also within 15 minutes.

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