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Nearby Attractions

South Padre Island sits just off the southernmost point of the Texas Coast between the shallow Laguna Madre and the Gulf of Mexico. The soft powdery beaches, warm turquoise waters, diverse eateries, and an exploding art scene have given South Padre Island traction to become the perfect year round vacation destination for families. (SoPadre Blog, November 2022)

This vacation destination is a fantastic getaway for a day trip getaway or a long winter stay!

Las Olas Restaurant


Take a relaxing time at our on-site restaurant!

Located mere feet from the beach, Las Olas Restaurant Bar & Grill can be found on the grounds of the upscale Peninsula Island Resort & Spa, and has been a favorite of locals for years.


Las Olas is the epitome of elevated dining on South Padre, preparing the freshest local seafood using both original and traditional recipes from the various coastal regions of Mexico, without pretention. This grill has won several first prizes in local culinary competitions, offering an amalgam of international flavors, Las Olas' cuisine is incomparable. With a focus on local, fresh ingredients; all dishes are made from scratch, and made to order.

In addition, Las Olas' wine list is comprehensive and varied, with bottle selections ranging from $22 to $500 per bottle, as well as an impressive by-the-glass menu. Las Olas' Bar offers a complete range of spirits, with over a dozen of the finest Mexican beers, and some locally-celebrated home-infused habanero/pepper vodkas and tequilas.

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Biocapeli Spa


Pamper yourself with a variety of spa treatments!


Sea Turtle, Inc.


Organization that rehabilitates and releases sea turtles, in addition to offering other educational services.

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South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center


Learn the environment at South Padre Island! Coastal natural area with a boardwalk with birds, an interactive room and an observation tower.


Explore on Horseback


Take a trail ride at sunset!


SpaceX Boca Chica


Take a trail ride at sunset!Thanks to the SpaceX Boca Chica launch site, just across the bay from South Padre Island, you can combine your love for all things space with some well-deserved island time.

The SpaceX South Texas Launch site is where some of the most advanced rockets are being tested for everything from near orbital satellite deployments to the Mars mission.

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