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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
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Laguna Madre Nature Trail

There is a free nature walk next to the convention center. Like the one associated with the Birding Center this one is a boardwalk with a few spots for observing the wildlife. In some places they are...
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Isla Blanca Park

I lived on the Island about 10 years ago. It was fun espeially since I had a Big Ass Truck and spent most of my time up north between 5/6 and Mansfield cut playing. In the sand with friends and...
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Statue of Padre Jose Nocolas Balli

You will find a statue of Padre Jose Nicholas Balli (for whom Padre Island is named) at the end of the causeway; his arms outstretched as though he is greeting the visitors to his island. Balli's...
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Sea Turtle Rescue

This is a "living museum" dedicated to the "sea turtle lady" Ila Loetscher. You can see the sea turtles and learn all about them and the efforts to preserve them. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesday...
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Schliterbahn Water Park

Schlitterbahn (German for "slippery road") is one of the premier waterparks in the country. They have a variety of chutes, slides, pools, water-coasters and other ways to have fun in the water. There...
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Andy Bowie Park

Located on the northern end of South Padre Island, this Cameron County Park is a much smaller version of Isla Blanca Park on the other end of town. It provides beachfront picnic pavilions,...
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Port Isabel Lighthouse

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Whale Wall and Other Murals

There are several water related murals all around town; but by far the most famous (and best) is the "Whale Wall" at the South Padre Island Convention Center. It covers three walls of a building from...
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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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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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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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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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May 30, 2014

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center offers a new 5-story observation tower, interactive museum type exhibits to educate you about the animal species that call the Gulf of Mexico, Laguna...
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Watch the Wildlife

The climate stays pretty mild here so you can see wildlife along the nature trails most anytime you visit. Watch out for the alligators. This fella was kinda small but still dangerous. It was fun...
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May 27, 2014

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