South Padre Island – A Warm Winter Getaway

Now is the time to start thinking of places for great warm winter getaways. There are beautiful beaches in Mexico and the Bahamas and even the French Riviera. If you are looking for a budget vacation but still want that same sun-splashed luxury, take a look at South Padre Island, Texas.

Surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Laguna Madre Bay on the other, this tip of Texas is all tropical paradise. Rent a budget timeshare and relax on your balcony, enjoy gorgeous sunsets, walk among swaying palm trees or along soft sand beaches, and splash in the warm surf of the sparkling Gulf waters.

And there's plenty to do on South Padre Island besides relax. Visit the Port Isabelle Lighthouse State Historic Site and climb the 72 winding stairs (including 3 short ladders!) to the tower for an incomparable view of the Gulf coast. Located on Lighthouse Square is the Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center. A fascinating hands-on exhibit, the entire family will have fun holding such marine animals as starfish and sea urchins. You can even watch the staff feed an octopus and moray eels.

In November is the World Championship Shrimp Cook Off. Sample the competing recipes of amateur and professional chefs alike as they try to out do each other in creating delicious dishes of sweet Gulf shrimp. And in January join the Longest Causeway Run, a 6.2 mile-long race that crosses the 2 1/2 mile long Queen Isabella Causeway from the mainland.

Besides being a great vacation destination for families, retirees will find renting a timeshare and spending a week or two in South Padre Island is right up their alley. Locals will call you the “Winter Texans." And, just for you is the "Winter Texan Golf Tournament" and the "Winter Texan Taste of the Island" events, both held in January. In February the Rotary invites winter Texans to their annual fish fry.

Whether you're a family on a budget vacation, or retirees looking for a couple of weeks of fun in the sun, renting a timeshare on South Padre Island is just the ticket for a warm winter tropical vacation.
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