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Harlingen, TX, United States

Harlingen is a city in Texas famous for its hospital services and first-level health centers

Typical food

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<p>Pork ribs with BBQ sauce</p>,Harlingen, TX, United States

Pork ribs with BBQ sauce

Pork ribs marinated in BBQ sauce.

<p>Pastor-style meat</p>,Harlingen, TX, United States

Pastor-style meat

Pork or veal marinated in guajillo chili. The ingredients are stacked in an iron stake revolving in front of a constant fire.

<p>Beef fajitas</p>,Harlingen, TX, United States

Beef fajitas

Grilled meat cut into strips and mixed with peppers and onions.

Typical food of Harlingen, TX, United States

Harlingen has the best cuisine of South Texas, including famous Tex-Mex dishes

Pumpkin pies and cabbage tamales are two of the typical dishes of Harlingen. Also, you will find stews made with beef, beans, and rice, accompanied by different sauces. The Tex-Mex cuisine is very popular, there are beef fajitas, sirloin tacos, or pastor meat, as well as Texas-style steaks and the famous pork ribs with BBQ sauce.

If you want to try Texas-style steaks, Harlingen has several establishments that you can go to. Visit Alicia's Mexican Restaurant, located on Commerce Street; America's Restaurant, decorated with a Mexican-style mural made by local artist Ángel Hernández; or Big John's Barbeque, which offers delicious meats and their famous banana pudding for dessert.


Useful Tips

  • - We recommend protecting yourself from the sun with sunscreen, a cap or a hat, and sunglasses.

    - If you are travelling in summer, remember to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

    - If you visit any of the nearby beaches, remember to bring your swimsuit, a towel, and a change of clothes.

The weather in Harlingen, TX, United States

Harlingen has a warm weather with an average temperature of 26 °C (79 °F), having very hot summers and cold winters

What to bring by season

The climate of Harlingen is humid subtropical. The highest temperatures are recorded from June to September, and range from 26 °C (79 °F) to 35 °C (95 °F). Summers are part of the rainy season, being September the rainiest month of the year. We recommend bringing light clothing made of cotton or linen, a cap or a hat, and comfortable shoes for walking around the city. If you travel between April and October, remember to include an umbrella or a rain jacket in your luggage.

The climate is much cooler between December and February, with temperatures ranging between 9 °C (48 °F) and 20 °C (68 °F). If you are traveling during this season, we recommend bringing long-sleeved shirts, a sweater, and a jacket for the cool nights.


About Harlingen, TX, United States

Harlingen is located in Cameron County, Texas, within Rio Grande Valley. It is in the border with México, 42 kilometers (25 mi) from Brownsville and 56 kilometers (33 mi) from McAllen.

The historic Jackson Street has been the meeting point of Harlingen for more than a century. This city is surrounded by palm trees and houses boutiques, antique shops, art galleries, and restaurants. If you want to learn more about the history of this destination, just take the Harlingen Heritage Trail, where you will see some of the most important buildings in the business district, such as the beautiful houses of Taylor Street.

The city has two museums: Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum with historic photographs of the city, and the Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, where you can see memorabilia of the Marine Corps, a video about the battle, and parades of the cadet corps. On the streets of Harlingen it is possible to find several murals that embellish public buildings. Most of the murals embody culture passages of this city, some pay tribute to music figures as Bill Haley, and there is even one dedicated to the history of Mexico.

Harlingen is known for its hospital services, a fact that makes the city a health care destination with lodging options. Valley Baptist Medical Center is pioneer in robotic surgery; Harlingen Medical Center is specialized in cardiovascular and orthopedic surgeries; the South Texas Veterans Health Center offers nutritional and mental health care; while Texas State Technical College and The Regional Academic Health Center are equipped with analysis and premier programs in health and technology.

For those who love nature, Harlingen has the World Birding Center, including two unique natural areas to watch local and migratory birds: Hugh Ramsey Nature Park and Harlingen Thicket, both feature natural trails, bicycle paths, ponds, and camping areas. In addition, there are four golf courses as Treasure Hills Country Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones, and SPI Golf Club, designed by Chris Cole.

Harlingen is an excellent destination for shopping and recreation. Bass Pro Shops features a museum, an art gallery, antique shops, and an aquarium, all in one. Outlets Rio Grande Valley offers very competitive prices. Additionally, you can go to the beaches of South Padre Island, where you can practice surfing, windsurfing, or rest and admire dolphins in their natural habitat. These beaches are 50 kilometers (30 mi) from Harlingen.

***The official currency of the United States is the United States Dollar (USD).