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Canada de la Virgen Archaeological Site Tour
"The best way to visit the site of Cañada de la Virgen is with a team of archaeologists and anthropologists. The site is located just 25 kilometers West of San Miguel de Allende and you will see it along highly specialized guides who will share their know as well as the Mesoamerican cultures in general.You will be able to leisurely walk a total of approximately 3 kilometers (2 miles) within approximately 2 hours. This way your tour will encompass all of the archaeological site. You will leave with historical site.""""The archaeological site of Cañada de la Virgen is located just 25 kilometers West of San Miguel de Allende. Occupied between 540 and 1050 a.d. it is perched upon a small mesa surrounded by canyons and is made up of four patio/pyramid complexes an ancient artificial pond and a ceremonial causeway covering the 16 hectares that is now government property. On this tour
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Cola de Caballo Waterfall and Villa de Santiago Day Trip from Monterrey
"After pickup in Monterrey head with your guide by comfortable van to Cola de Caballo about 1 hour south of the city on the edge of Cumbres de Monterrey National Park just outside Villa de Santiago. Meaning Horse Tail in English the 82-foot (25-meter) Cola de Caballo waterfall is one of the most popular natural attractions in the Monterrey area. Find out why as you admire the falls from all angles by climbing up the steps that provide different viewpoints some of which are so close to the falls that you’ll feel the spray of the water. To get to the waterfall you can either walk with your guide along the 1-mile (1.6-km) path from the entrance
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Cola de Caballo Waterfall and Villa de Santiago Day Trip from Monterrey
"After pickup in Monterrey head with your guide by comfortable van to Cola de Caballo about 1 hour south of the city on the edge of Cumbres de Monterrey National Park just outside Villa de Santiago. Meaning Horse Tail in English the 82-foot (25-meter) Cola de Caballo waterfall is one of the most popular natural attractions in the Monterrey area. Find out why as you admire the falls from all angles by climbing up the steps that provide different viewpoints some of which are so close to the falls that you’ll feel the spray of the water. To get to the waterfall you can either walk with your guide along the 1-mile (1.6-km) path from the entrance
From $100.00

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...
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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

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