Visit South Padre Island

SPI isn't only a spring break destination. There are a ton of family fun activities to do in the Rio Grande Valley. Check it out here!

Get on the water and take on a thrilling water activity for the day. Rent a kayak, or jetski, or try stand-up paddle boarding or kiteboarding with Air Padre.

Water Activities


Rent a Scootcoupe and ride to Sea Turtle Inc. to learn about SPI sea life. This facility on the Laguna Madre Bay rehabilitates and releases injured sea turtles.

Nature Center

Head over to the Laguna Madre Nature Trail near the South Padre Island Birding Convention Center to bird-watch and relax in nature.

Dolphin Tours

Book a Dolphin Watch Eco Tour! One of the most popular activities on South Padre Island is going on a dolphin-watching cruise and you're almost guaranteed to see dolphins!

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Port Isabel Lighthouse. This Texas historic landmark is beautiful and open daily weather permitting.

Sight Seeing


Explore the Beach Park at Isla Blanca for kid attractions & pick up a cool memento from the gift shops. For a more thrilling adventure try parasailing.

Horseback Riding

Try a fun horseback riding tour on the beach with Island Adventure Park, then have a nice dinner and take in a beach sunset at Pier 19.

Try the La Copa Inn for beachfront views or consider renting a condo with access to hot tubs, game rooms, and more for a full-on luxurious experience.

Where To Stay


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