South Padre Island Tourism

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South Padre Island is a small resort town that was incorporated in 1973. It lies on the southern tip of Padre Island, off the coast of Texas. Due to the wide array of tourist attractions, the island is a popular Spring-Break destination among students and as a resort town among families. The island is kept very clean by the small local population, so the sightseeing is top notch.

Whether you like your holidays to loaded with activities or if you like it to be laid back and relaxing, South Padre Island will provide you exactly what you want. While couples may want to enjoy the sunset, others can engage themselves in the plethora of activities  and things to do that the island has to offer. Some of the activities that you can do here are horse-riding on the beach, a moon light cruise, sunset seeing, fishing, dolphin watching, checking out some exotic birds and sea turtles, skydiving, engaging in water sports like snorkelling, riding wave-runners, going kite-boarding etc. The island also has some RV parks. South Padre Island is also a great place to enjoy some of the best seafood along with your favourite drink.

The island is a host for the Texas International Fishing Competition along with many other fishing competitions.

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Facts and Stats for South Padre Island*

  • Pollution Statistics in South Padre Island

    Know the pollution level of South Padre Island before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
  • South Padre Island: Crime and Safety

    How safe is South Padre Island for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in South Padre Island.

    • Burglary and Theft 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 66.67 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 87.5 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 66.67 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.33 (Moderate)
  • Living in South Padre Island - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 33.07 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 29.31 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 50 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in South Padre Island

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in South Padre Island

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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