South Padre Island is located in the Gulf of Mexico; the island has everything around half mile wide, therefore you can appreciate its beaches almost from any point at the island.
This place is a destination that offers a variety of activities and entertainment for every taste and age. Among so many options the ones preferred by its visitors are boat ride to fish, see dolphins or practice aquatic sports as kiteboarding, surfing or diving.
Here you will never have time to be bored. Some activities that make South Padre Island a very fun place are:
1. Laguna Madre Natural Trail
An excellent way of knowing the natural habitat of the South Padre Island is make a ride by the Laguna Madre Natural Trail; it is a ride that goes from the South Padre Island Convention Center to the Laguna Madre swamp. Here you can observe different bird species. The Laguna Madre Natural Trail is open 24 hours a day and the access is free.
2. South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
It has a five stories observation tower and an auditorium with educational movies, here you can learn about species of birds and butterflies, as well as other kind of animals. Admission to the center is of 5 dollars adults, 4 dollars students and 2 dollars children.
3. Dolphin Research and Sealife Nature Center
Here children can find native species such as crabs, starfish, in addition of dolphins. This place has the mission of educating about how to preserve and protect wildlife; moreover you can also buy a boat ride and see dolphins swimming in the beautiful waters of South Padre Island. The Dolphin Research & Sealife Nature Center is open every day from 10 am to 4 pm.
4. Port Isabel
Also for those that like expanding their knowledge on vacations we recommend visiting the museums in Port Isabel. The Port Isabel Lighthouse, the Port Isabel Historical Museum and the treasures of the Gulf Museum, here you can discover items and treasures collections from the region history.
Among other activities we can mention visit the Sea Turtle, Inc., Isla Blanca Park, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, horse rides, Sand Castles ride, Andy Bowie Park, skydiving, ski, golf, kayak, canoe, paragliding, water motorcycling, pamper yourself in a Spa, visit Gravity Park, South Padre Island Farmer’s Market or enjoy a great variety of places offering delicious meals and night fun at bares or clubs. At South Padre Island, as you can see, there is so much fun for all. Enjoy!