Spanish Explorer Alonso Alvarez de Pineda was one among the first to reach the island. The town had been sparsely populated till early 1900s. The town rose to importance as a tourist location in the second half of the 20th century. Today South Padre is frequented not only by Texans, but people from all over the world. The towns primary claim to fame is as a spring break destination. More and more people now realize that South Padre is truly a tourist destination for all seasons.
With only about 3,000 year-round residents, South Padre is an ideal resort town for those who cherish solitude. The island is home to about 300 species of birds. Every imaginable kind of water sports is available on the shores. These include deep-sea fishing, parasailing, bay fishing, windsurfing, and sailing. Other activities include sightseeing, miniature golf, shopping, cinemas, and fun games. Spring, summer, and late winter are the best seasons to visit.
Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, one the most famous water parks in the United States, is located in this town. Other attractions include Osprey fishing trips, the islands equestrian center, Andy Bowie County Park, and South Padre Island Golf Club.
South Padre Island provides detailed information on South Padre Island, South Padre Island Texas, South Padre Island Hotels, South Padre Island Condos and more. South Padre Island is affiliated with Spring Break Contests.