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Private Day Trip: 7 Bays of Huatulco from Puerto Escondido
"During this private tour you will visit 7 of the most beautiful bays in Huatulco in the Mexican Pacific Coast and have the chance of swimming and enjoying its fresh waters. You will begin at the Bahia of Santa Cruz to embark a catamaran that will take yo which distinguished for its heart shaped and isolated beach. At the Bay of Maguey you will have time to swim and snorkel in its tranquil and cristaline waters. If you want to try one of the dishes from the coast there will be plenty of options to choose from. Before returning to Puerto Escondido you will go to the center of Huatulco better known as La Crucecita there you wlll have the chance to visit the church of Virgen de Guadalupe famous for having the biggest Virgin of Guadalupe paint in the world on its roof besides visiting the public main park and its traditional stores."
From $535.00
 
La Paz Whale Shark Snorkeling Tour and Lunch From Los Cabos
"After morning hotel pickup in a plush air-conditioned van travel past the mountains plains and coastal dunes of Baja California Sur’s desert. During the ride eat up the breakfast snacks (usually peanut butter and jelly sandwich fruit and juice) provided by your friendly guide. With the vigorous activity that lies ahead you’ll appreciate the energy boost.Upon arrival in La Paz
From $189.00
 
Swimming and Snorkeling with Sea Lions in the Sea of Cortez
"After early morning hotel pickup in Todos Santos you will head on a 90-minute drive to La Paz and the Sea of Cortez. You will stop to get fitted out with snorkeling gear and then take a boat ride out to the amazing Sea of Cortez. The trip to Los Islotes takes 60 to 90 minutes depending on conditions and there are often the most marvelous things to see along the way including dolphins whales mantas sea turtles
From $210.00

More Things to Do in South Padre Island

South Padre Island Convention Centre

This place is the convention centre for the island as well as a wildlife reserve. There are boardwalks that go out over the bay where you can see many endangered animals from. A painter named Wyland...
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yelli
Jun 08, 2004

Dolphin Watch

Half a dozen companies on South Padre Island and the neighboring town of Port Isabel offer Dolphin Watch cruises. We took one out of Port Isabel (See our activity tip under that town's page) and...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Apr 06, 2004

Surfing Lessons

You have to go Surfing while you are on the Island! South Padre Surf Co. offers lessons year round. REALLY fun for the whole family! I was suprised at how easy it was to learn...I was standing up...
sgore
Sep 05, 2005

Come Meet the Sea Turtles

The Sea Turtle Rescue Center is operated by Sea Turtle, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping sick or injured sea turtles. It was founded in 1977 by Lla Loetscher, the "Turtle Lady...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Apr 05, 2004

Cristo de los Pescadores

Before South Padre Island was a resort it was a fishing village, and to some extent it remains so even today. Dozens of fishermen and shrimpers in the area still make their living from the sea,...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Apr 06, 2004

Third Best Beach in America

Of all the many attractions on South Padre Island, no doubt #1 is the beach. It has been rated by the Travel Channel as the "Third Best Beach in America." The wide white sandy shoreline stretches the...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Apr 07, 2004
 
 
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A Texas-Size Sand Castle

The largest year-round sand castle in the State of Texas is in front of the South Padre Island Convention Centre. Sons of the Beach Sand Castle Wizards, who compete in contests throughout the world,...
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Apr 06, 2004

The Whaling Wall

On the walls of the South Padre Island Convention Centre is the famous "Whaling Wall #53" by acclaimed environmental artist Wyland. The artist wanted to show homage to whales and other creatures of...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Apr 06, 2004

A few things..

If you stop by the turtle sanctuary, talk it up with the staff- they'll tell you where you can find protected turtle nesting sites on the island. If your the bar kind of person I HIGHLY recommend...
pesla16
Aug 25, 2006

Sandcastles

South Padre Island is called the "Sandcastle Capital of the World". Take a walk through the sandcastles and admire the work and/or take a sandcastle building lesson from Andy Hancock and build your...
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Basaic
May 30, 2014

South Padre Convention Center

The South Padre Convention Center opened in 1992 and has been upgraded and expanded a few times since then. The facility has over 22,000 square feet of exhibit space for conventions, shows, concerts,...
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Basaic
May 30, 2014

The Beaches, The Water

Since South Padre Island is an island there are plenty of beaches and water related things to do. The Gulf of Mexico is to the east and Laguna Madre to the west. There are also two state parks; Andy...
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Basaic
May 30, 2014

Beach Access Points

There are 24 beach access points all along Gulf Boulevard. Gulf Circle and Treasure Island Circle have restrooms. 8 of the access points (mostly on the south end) are handi-capped accessible. There is...
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Basaic
May 30, 2014

Stop at the South Padre Island Visitors Center

The South Padre Island Visitor's Center is a good place to begin your visit to the island. Here the helpful staff can provide maps and brochures telling you of the attractions in South Padre Island...
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Basaic
May 27, 2014

Top Hotels in South Padre Island

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500 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, Texas, 78597, United States
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7000 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, Texas, 78597, United States
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350 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, Texas, 78597, United States
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6502 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, Texas, 78597, United States
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"Tropical Texas By The Sea"
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