SAN JUAN

Population 1,796

Altitude 5


General

Incorporated n 1973, small resort town is on the southern tip of storied Padre island just across Laguna Madre, the bay separating the island from the mainland. Access via free causeway on Park Road 100. Visitors find wide range of accommodations from campgrounds and family motels to high-rise luxury hotels and condo rentals, marinas and seaside cottages. Restaurants feature fresh seafood harvested daily from the gulf.

South Padre is known for its water sorts, including jet skiing; bay, surf and deep-sea fishing; parasailing, sailing, and windsurfing. Other island activities include bicycling, tennis, shelling, and horseback riding on the beach.

The South Padre Island Tourist Bureau provides detailed information about accommodations, activities and events related to boating, sailing, fishing, and seashore recreation. Open Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat. - Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Padre Blvd., a half-mile north of the causeway at 600 Padre Blvd. Telephone 210-761-6433 or 1-800-343-2368 U.S. and Canada.

FISHING

ISLA BLANCA PARK

ISLAND EQUESTRIAN

PADRE ISLAND

PAN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY COASTAL STUDIES LABORATORY

SEA TURTLE, INC


Attractions

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