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South Padre Island, United States

Located in the tropical tip of Texas, South Padre Island is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre Bay, and is considered one of the best destinations in the south of the United States, with beautiful beaches, water sports and exciting activities.

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Typical food

Dishes you can't miss

Seafood enchiladas,South Padre Island, United States

Seafood enchiladas Exquisite enchiladas made with corn tortillas, stuffed with seafood, and bathed in a crab sauce.

Shrimp cocktail,South Padre Island, United States

Shrimp cocktail Traditional shrimp cocktail served with tomato, onion, coriander, and avocado. It can be served with hot sauce and crackers.

Scampi shrimp
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Scampi shrimp Shrimps prepared with butter, garlic, and a white wine sauce, and served with fettuccini.

Jambalaya,South Padre Island, United States

Jambalaya Dish prepared with different types of meat, including chicken and beef, and a pork sausage known as Andouille.

Hot wings,South Padre Island, United States

Hot wings Chicken wings dipped in a delicious sauce made of habanero chili with mango or strawberry.

Nachos,South Padre Island, United States

Nachos Typical nachos served with sour cream, jalapeños; beef, chicken or seafood; beans, and melted cheese.

Typical food of South Padre Island, United States

Undoubtedly influenced by the Mexican cuisine, South Padre offers a variety of dishes based on meat, seafood, and beans.
With strong influence from the Mexican culture, this small island in southern Texas offers traditional dishes including quesadillas, enchiladas, and tacos, which also are filled with fish or shrimp. The cuisine of this island is unique, resulting in exquisite dishes such as seafood enchiladas, which are made with corn tortillas filled with shrimp, crab, and scallops, bathed in a delicious crab sauce with mozzarella cheese; nachos served with sour cream, jalapeño peppers, beans, cheese, and beef, chicken, or shrimp; and the popular chicken wings or hot wings, soaked in habanero chili sauce with mango, strawberry, or chipotle. There is a varied and exquisite way to prepare seafood, so we can find from a traditional shrimp or fish ceviche to delicious breaded shrimp with fries, onion rings, or hushpuppies (fried or baked cornbread balls). The shrimp cocktail is prepared with onions, tomato, coriander, and avocado, and is served with tortilla chips; Scampi shrimps are prepared with butter, garlic, and a white wine sauce, and are served with fettuccini; the traditional Jambalaya is a delicious dish prepared with shrimp, chicken, and a sausage known as Andouille, and served in a delicious garlic sauce with butter, mushrooms, and peppers, with fettuccini.

These delicious dishes can be accompanied with a cold beer or the famous margarita prepared with tequila, lemon juice, and salt.

If you are visiting this beautiful destination, you cannot miss Pier 19 and Louie's backyard restaurants, since they offer an extensive menu of regional specialties and feature amazing views.

Weather

Useful Tips

  • South Padre Island is a casual city.
  • It can rain at any time, so you should always be prepared for a rainy day.

The weather in South Padre Island, United States

South Padre Island, in the south of Texas, has a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers and temperate winters. Temperature varies very little throughout the year, and rainfall is constant from January to December. The city’s climate is similar to Tampa Bay, Florida, but less rainy and with hotter and more humid summers. The average annual temperature is 22.7 ºC (72.9 ºF).

What to bring by season

Warm season (May to October): the hottest months in South Padre Island have average maximum temperatures ranging from 28 to 32 °C (82-90 °F) with warm nights, and lows from 21 to 25 °C (70-77 °F). The warmest month is August, and the wettest is September, with an average rainfall of 155.5 mm (6.1 in). You should bring a cap or hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, your swimsuit, and light comfortable clothing and shoes. You should wear cotton clothing and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Cool season (November to April): the coldest month in South Padre Island is January, with an average maximum temperature of 19 °C (66 °F) and a minimum of 11 °C (52 °F). In 1989, the city registered a minimum temperature of -8 °C (18 °F). You should bring light comfortable clothing and shoes, and something warmer to wear during the evening and early morning.

Overview

About South Padre Island, United States

South Padre Island offers excursions for all those who want to get away for short or extended vacations. The island is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre Bay, and its only link to mainland is the 4-kilometer (2.5 mi) Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge. Its streets are bustling with shops, hotels, condo towers, restaurants, and recreational activities. The island is a year-round holiday destination, as it enjoys a subtropical climate.

South Padre Island's beaches are perfect to relax, but there are also activities for adventurous travelers. Kite surfers and windsurfers dance through the waves of the island, while others practice parasailing across the blue sky, with a breathtaking postcard-like landscape. Others test their skills in surfing, water skiing, or horseback riding. Eco tourism is also present with boat trips to see the dolphins, birds, and sea turtles. The Dolphin and Nature Research Center offers an encounter with these inhabitants of the Gulf of Mexico, and stresses the importance of conservation. With over 306 species of birds, the island has become a major bird watching area in the Western Hemisphere.

The historic Port Isabel is located just across the bridge, and offers many of the same recreational activities that the island. This picturesque fishing village hosts the Port Isabel Lighthouse, where tourists can have a privileged view of the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre Bay. South Padre Island is famous for being a spring-break destination, and hotels are filled with college students every year. Many people travel to the island because it is safe, affordable, and always fun. For those traveling during that holiday, the northern beaches are recommended to escape from the crowds.