About South Padre Island

South Padre Island offers a wide selection of activities for all ages, restaurants and lodging. All the places listed here have received a perfect TWO FLIPPERS UP! from the turtles at Sea Turtle, Inc. If you are looking for a great place to stay or fun activities on the island, please check these out!

What to Do | Where to Stay | Where to Eat

What to Do

South Padre Surf Company

If learning to surf is something you've been wanting to do, then SPI is the place to be! Gene and Rachel Gore offer surfing lessons year round. Paddle out for some surfing adventure with the South Padre Surf Company.


Sand Castle Lessons

This is a fabulous way to enjoy the beach and learn a new craft! Andy Hancock teaches lessons to individual families or large groups. Call (956) 433-9948 or check out the website for more information.










American Diving Dolphin Watch & Eco Tours

American Diving has been a great company to Sea Turtle, Inc. Many of our rehabilitated turtles have been released back thanks to the help of American Diving. In addition to helping our sea turtles get back home, they also offer relaxing and informative dolphin watches, eco tours and dive trips.



Where to Stay

Casa Mariposa Guest House Boutique

Are you a nature lover in need of a relaxing place to stay? Casa Mariposa is an independently owned and run inn. The rooms all open to a beautiful garden courtyard. If you are looking for value, relaxation and comfort then this is the place to stay!

Casa Mariposa is located on South Padre Island. For more information check out their website, call (956) 778-6095 or email: casamariposapadre@nullgmail.com.


Travelodge Suites on South Padre Island

Travelodge is a very clean and comfy hotel with a very friendly staff. They have beach access and a hot tub. To learn more and to make a reservation, visit their website at http://www.southpadretravelodge.com/ or call 866-601-6200.



Where to Eat

Ted's Restaurant (5717 Padre Blvd)

Great breakfast and lunch specials.

Bada Bing Bagels (1817 Padre Blvd)

Tasty bagels (and sandwiches) shipped straight from New York.


Padre Island Brewing Co. (5400 Padre Blvd)

This is the only microbrewery in south Texas! They have amazing pizza, burgers, salads & sandwiches.

Davey Jones Ice Cream Locker (Port Isabel)

Delicious ice cream and excellent fudge

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South Padre Island Live Cams

Want to know what is going on on the island? Check it out from the comfort of your own computer thanks to South Padre Live Cams!