South Padre Island

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  • South Padre? Que Padre!

    Sep 24, 2003 by mrkstvns is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sun, sand, and surf
    Cons: No natural hub, no big draws besides the beach, somewhat bland character

    Summary: Sometimes ya just gotta get away to the beach. When that happens, it's time to pack up the car, and head on down the road. Occasionally I'll go to Galveston, or maybe Pa dre Island National Seashore, but when I want laid ... read more

  • What an ocean experience!!

    Mar 11, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, clean, clear water, not too crowded, inexpensive.
    Cons: Long drive, hotels expensive.

    Summary: We took a day trip to South Padre not realizing that the trip would be 5 hours from San Antonio. Either way, we went, and loved it. The beaches were not too crowded, they were clean, they truly did have white sandy beaches, and water so clear you could ... read more

  • South Padre Island, Wanna Wanna go back to the beach

    Jun 20, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: sun, sand, relaxation, easy to get around, friendly atmosphere
    Cons: beaches are littered with seaweed and trash, bad place to snorkel

    Summary: South Padre Island, TX is a very nice place to visit for a few days of relaxation, sun, sand and friendly people. We were there for 4 full days this past weekend. We lucked out and found by accident the Island Inn that was right on the beach on ... read more

  • South Padre Island...Sun, Sand, Relaxation

    Nov 7, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful sands and beaches, condensed 5 mile island, romantic!
    Cons: Alot of stores open late/close early, and that's about it!

    Summary: My husband and I just returned from our honeymoon. We decided to go to South Padre Island because it wasn't too terribly far away and hurricanes were tearing down every other tropical spot in the world! We spent 5 nights and 6 days at the beautiful ... read more

  • Schlitterbahn Water Park Made it Worth Visiting

    May 18, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lovely green water; delicious food; light traffic; Schlitterbahn Water Park
    Cons: High humidity;no boardwalk;warning flags on beaches re: jelly fish

    Summary: My husband and I decided to go to S Padre Island for almost a week. We had a good time whenever we weren't baking in the heat in May. The weather was clear, breezy and HUMID. The island did not have the type of terrain or vegetation that I like which ... read more

  • Sun, sand, and surf...South Padre Island

    Apr 18, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: inexpensive, excellent food options & easy to get around area, Mexico nearby
    Cons: shops that falsely advertise to the extreme

    Summary: Every year, during early spring, we pick a warm place that we haven't been before to venture off to. Many years ago, I recall my uncle and aunt each winter traveling to South Padre Island, Texas. After doing some research on it, we booked our flight and ... read more

  • Save your money and go somewhere else.

    Aug 1, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: I don't think there was any.
    Cons: Everything about it.

    Summary: We just go back from Padre. We decided Destin, Florida was too far and too expensive. We should ha ... read more

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