They do say everything is bigger in Texas. South Padre Island might not be the largest island, but it sure packs quite a punch for an island getaway. You won’t need your passport in this part of Texas; you’ll just have to take the causeway to feel like you’ve been swept away by the island breeze. Ultimate Excursions Reviews this lovely and historic island Texas destination for travel.
Texas might not make you think of a tropical getaway, but you’d be surprised to find that it actually can be. Or at least it is at it’s very most southern tip that dips into the Gulf of Mexico. This is where you will find the barrier island of South Padre. While it can be a bit overwhelming during Spring Break as it is a top destination for college students but it is also the perfect place to get away any other time of year with friends or as a great family getaway.
South Padre Island only has about 5,000 actual inhabitants that call it home, but there are more than a million that take to the island every year as an escape. South Padre Island is all about relaxation and forgetting about the stress in our lives. They take relaxation very seriously on the island, and ties have actually been banned. They represent work and conservatism, what we are all trying to get away from. If you happen to wear one, they will give you a warning and a complimentary t shirt, and if caught a second time, you are charged a fee of a nice silk tie.
There is plenty to do on South Padre Island no matter who your companions are. Take to playing in the water and rent kite boards or jet skis. Try out the ultimate relaxing past time and cast your line on one of their fishing adventures. There are restaurants that will cook what you have caught for the day. If you’re an avid fisherman or woman, compete in one of their many fishing tournaments. Get out and explore the island on horseback. There is nothing like a sunset horseback ride on the beach. When you are at the beach make sure to check out the sandcastles, this is known as the sandcastle capital. You will find some of the most elaborate and detailed sand creations you have ever seen in your life.
Your main focus in taking a vacation is to relax. South Padre Island will make you do just that, or they will force you to. It will be hard to hold on to the stress in your life on an island that is all about letting it go and forgetting, for at least a while.