South Padre Island, Texas

All you might ask for in an ocean front vacation:  
several miles of clean, 4 to 6 foot waves and great
sand for building that castle of your dreams.  
Numerous beach front condominiums and town
homes are available with breathtaking views of the
Gulf and the sunrises are beyond compare!  Bayside
properties offer fantastic sunsets and some of these
properties also have docks for your personal
watercraft, just steps from your door.  Fishing in the
Gulf of Mexico or in the Laguna Madre Bay are both
offered by “Party Boat” style outings, or guided
adventures are available on a daily basis.  Para-
sailing, Dolphin boat tours, Jet Ski rentals, and
horseback riding are but a few of the additional
activities available here on the Island.  Fine dining in
numerous restaurants, or catch your own and have
them cook it your way!  There are a number of
“Franchised” fast food facilities and “Mom & Pop
joints” open at all hours for that quick lunch or a late
night snack.  Don’t forget about the many places to
enjoy a cocktail and dancing.  We have developed a
list of contact information for many of the activities,
restaurants and other services in the area for your
convenience. If you would like a copy, please call or
email me, and it will be provided with no
obligation.  For an excellent “Day Trip”, Matamoros,
México, is approximately 25 minutes away. García’s
Restaurant, Bar, and Store is just one block across
the border and offers secured parking, fine dining, a
lounge for dancing and shopping in one location.  
Don’t forget to stop in and shop at one of the DUTY-
FREE stores before crossing over, the prices make it
well worth a look!

Port Isabel, TX

Port Isabel, a quaint fishing and shrimping village,
offers a number of restaurants, museums, charter boat
and pier fishing, and much more.  The old light house,
more than 150 years old, is a must-see, it is located
in the “smallest” state park in Texas.  It is surrounded
by several unusual shops and great eating places.  
Port Isabel is home to one of the largest shrimp
fishing fleets in the United States.  You will
remember the time you spent in Port Isabel.

Laguna Vista, TX

This quiet, residential community is located on the
mainland shores of the Laguna Madre Bay just a few
miles down the road from Port Isabel on Texas Park
Road #100.  While in Laguna Vista, be sure to go by
the site of Jean Lafitte’s Well.  This notorious pirate
made Port Isabel his home and tradition says that he
obtained his fresh water supply from this well.

South Padre Island Golf Course Community

On the edge of Laguna Vista, this gated, restricted
community offers everything from 2 bedroom, 2 bath
condominiums, Casitas, Villas and Hacienda's to 6
bedroom custom built single family residences.  
Additionally there are Harbor Town Homes with
boat slips.  One 18 hole championship course is
currently available, and a par three 18 hole course is
almost completed for Owners only!  Three pools
(two heated), Club house, excellent gym, restaurant
are all available to an owner or guest.  Just a few
minutes from South Padre Island and the Gulf of
Mexico, the South Padre Island Golf Course
Community is an excellent place to live.  Some units
are available for rental.

Bayview, TX

For those who require larger yards (up to several
acres) with a much more country style environment
and Resaca (water) frontage, Bayview has much to
offer.  This area is also home to the Atascosa
National Wildlife Refuge, a “birder’s” paradise.  
Don’t be surprised to see a large alligator sticking its
head out of the water or a Bob Cat walking in the
road.  In this area there are many homes with their
own citrus groves.  This is real country living with a
tropical flare.

Matamoros, México

I do not recommend visiting these days, what a loss
as I have always enjoyed the Old Market and lunch.  
Only 25 minutes away from the Island, this border
town offers almost endless places and activities of
interest.  Like no other border town I have ever
visited, once you get “into town” one may find 5 star
hotels, malls, virtually everything you might find in
your home town at Mexican prices!  One may
experience everything from ballet to bull fighting,
gambling, fine food, and shopping.  There is nothing
more interesting than to spend an afternoon sitting in
the main plaza just people-watching.  Remember
medications can be purchased with your U.S.
Prescriptions at very reasonable prices.  Don’t miss
this experience.  In recent months we have gone to
Progreso and had absolutely no concerns about

Nuevo Progreso, México

A little over an hour away, this is another border
town that offers the classic style shopping, great food
and even cheaper pharmacy, so I have heard!  I know
a pharmacist there who has done wonders for some
of my friends!  Hector Rodriguez's Pharmacy and
Shop in the Progreso Market.  Hector speaks
excellent English and can give you pricing and
availability via email ( if
you have an interest.  We are still going over at least
once a month and WE DRIVE OVER!!

Just click here to open an email to Hector

The above information is the based on the research
and opinion of Jim Knight and may not represent all
the opportunities available or services provided in
the area.
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