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Imagine a beautiful tropical Island with miles and miles of unspoiled beaches. It lies in the sun beside the sparkling Gulf of Mexico. It is a place where sparkling beaches, warm water, friendly hospitality and relaxing activities come together. It's not your imagination, it's the ideal vacation paradise, it's South Padre Island.

 

 

 

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Welcome To South Padre Shuttle. Introducing the NEW South Padre Shuttle service between Valley International Airport in Harlingen, TX  and South Padre Island!
Imagine a beautiful tropical Island with miles and miles of unspoiled beaches. It lies in the sun beside the sparkling Gulf of Mexico. It is a place where sparkling beaches, warm water, friendly hospitality and relaxing activities come together. It's not your imagination, it's the ideal vacation paradise, it's South Padre Island.

Located on the tropical tip of Texas, getting here is easy. Whether you drive, fly or arrive by boat, the Island is easily accessible. If traveling in by air, vacationers can fly into one of three airports in the Rio Grande Valley. Ground transportation is available at all three airports along with most major car rental companies and taxi service. If traveling by car, the scenic route to the Island is made easy by well maintained four-lane highways. If arriving by boat, the Intercostals channel provides access to all boats, from the smallest to the largest.

U.S. Highways 77, 281 or 83 - Take Interstate 37 South from San Antonio to U.S. Hwy. 77 south, then east on Texas Hwy. 100 approximately 28 miles.

From Austin 340 miles
From Dallas 531 miles
From Houston 367 miles
From San Antonio 285 miles
From El Paso 815 miles
From Mexico City 666 miles
From Monterrey 225 miles
From Tampico 336 miles
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Brownsville South Padre International Airport
(30 minutes)
Continental 800-525-0280

Valley International Airport
Harlingen (50 minutes)
Continental Express 800-525-0280
Southwest 800-435-9792
Sun Country 800-752-1218

Miller International Airport
McAllen (1-1/2 hours)
American 800-433-7300
Continental 800-525-0280
From the Airport to the Island

     

    

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suites, 200 infinity pool, full concierge services, vacation ownership and fractional interests available, full service restaurant on-site, beach front, breathtaking ocean views, in-house financing available, full service spa, south padre island lodging and rentals, attractions offers go-carts and four-wheeler rentals, christ of the fishermen located at wells point in isla blanca county park on south padre island, dolphin and nature research center providing an interactive look at sea creatures in order to teach people about dolphins in the wild and other sea animals this center offers a hands on experience as well as teach about conservation, fishbones fishing pier, gladys porter zoo a 31 acre preserve with more than 1, 800 mammals, birds, and reptiles, located at ringgold and sixth streets in brownsville, gravity park world s tallest reverse bungee, skycoaster, tx tallest bungee jump, trampoline, climbing wall, roller coaster go carts, arcade, and kiddie go-carts and trampoline, island equestrian center with horseback riding on the beach north of city limits, laguna atascosa national wildlife refuge a 45, 000 acre federal preserve for wildlife and bird watching on the mainland, laguna madre nature trail next to the convention centre and whaling wall no 53, the laguna madre nature trail is a 1, 500 foot boardwalk that extends across four acres of wetlands containing informative signs about dune systems and bird species that frequent the area, the nature trail provides visitors with the opportunity to observe many species of birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat the idea of the laguna madre nature trail was conceived by naturalist ed hawkins it is dedicated to his memory, los ebanos the valley's new unique 82 acre bird and butterfly preserve stroll thru the gardens, hike the nature trails, sit and enjoy the water birds on the lake, or just relax with a book in the pavillion, matamoros, mexico bargain shopping for silver, leather goods, and handicrafts at vibrant mexican markets traditional dining and historical museums thirty minutes from the island, port isabel lighthouse an 1853 era lighthouse with panoramic views of the laguna madre bay, rio grande valley bird butterfly paradise located 2 miles west of los fresnos if you love nature, birds, and tropical gardens, you will love walking through this paradise, schlitterbahn beach water park texas newest waterpark on the beautiful beaches of south padre island splash into more than a dozen family water attractions, including the world's largest surfing ride and 5 story sand castle, sea rocket spi experience an adrenaline ride through the laguna madre or gulf of mexico in our uscg approved 14 passenger power boat, sea turtle established by ila loetscher the turtle lady, who dedicated her life to saving and rehabilitating sea turtles, including the endangered kemps ridley, the port isabel historical museums exhibits include the history of the laguna madre area, treasures of the gulf exhibit, exhibit of spanish fleet of 1554 as well as mexican war exhibit, three flags over padre offers go-carts, miniature golf, spaceball, a ferris wheel, and a video arcade, university of texas-pan american coastal studies laboratory several aquariums containing sealife indigenous to the area, as well as an extensive shell collection located in isla blanca park, whaling wall internationally-known environment artist, wyland, picked the south padre island convention centre as his canvas for whaling wall no 53 the giant mural featuring a pod of orcas commonly know as killer whales, covers three walls of the convention centre the life-size whales are illustrated in full color and are accompanied by other local sea life wyland's purpose for painting giant murals of marine mammals is to raise awareness of the dangers facing these wonderful creatures in addition to h

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