Pleasantly Surprise: There are many hotels and Inns in South Padre Island with direct access to the beach at low rate of 50 to 70 dollars per night.
Tips: If you are interested in Eco-Tourism, this is a wonderful place. South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, Dolphin Research Center, National Wild Life Refuge are few to name.
Sand Castle Contest: There is another reason to visit South Padre Island. Its yearly Sand Castle Contest.
Sand Castle Days (Festival) showcases unique art of Sand Sculptures. South Padre is one of the top 10 destinations for Sand Castle Contest.
Other Ideas for South Padre Vacation:
Mexico—Matamoros is a 40-minute drive from the island. You can drive across the bridge (because the lines coming back into the U.S. can be long). Be sure to take your passport or passport card to re-enter the U.S. You may purchase pottery to jewelry at good prices.