Fun things to do on the island in October
- Bands on the Beach (live music & fireworks on Fri/Sat) at Clayton's Beach Bar. Fireworks at 9:15 PM.
- Open Mic Nights at Palm Street Pier with Joel Melton, Thursdays at 7 PM.
- Sandcastle Days! Oct. 2-4. Clayton's.
- HinoPalooza SPI Bike Rally, Oct. 16-17. www.hinopalooza.com
- Champagne brunch every Sunday at the Pearl. 10 AM to 2 PM.
- Music by Pelican West, Saturdays, at the Hilton 7-11 PM.
- Triathlon, Oct. 4th, Parrot Eyes Restaurant. Starts at 7 AM.
- Crab Races at the Quarter Deck, Isla Grand on Wednesdays.
- Splash weekend. Premier event for LGBT visitors. www.splashsouthpadre.com
- Walk for women weekend, Oct. 9-11 (casino night Fri, fishing tournament Sat, Walk on Sun).
- Also, the Farmers Market every Sunday just north of the Convention Center at 11 AM.
- Check for more event details at www.sopadre.com.
Join us for Tom's Zumba every Tuesday & Thursday at 10 AM
Don't miss our weekly Zumba Parties! Everyone welcome. Bring plenty of water and your smiles and enthusiasm. It's fantastic and it's free. Forty-five minutes of fun. Suitable for first timers or Zumba fanatics. This Latin dance party is fun for everyone. No pressure. No judging. Just FUN. It is exercise in disguise. Join Tom and Stacie each week for a class that will have you rockin'. No experience required. Everyone welcome!
Enjoy aerobics with Mary (M/W/F, floor-7:30 AM; pool-9 AM)
Join Mary for KOA Aerobics every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The floor aerobics start at 7:30 AM and the pool aerobics start at 9:00 AM. It's fun and it's free to our KOA campers!
SPI KOA featured in a cool blog. Check it out.Read More
We top the list for best beaches (MySanAntonio.com)!
Here's what they are saying about our beaches online!
"The sparkling jewel of Texas beaches, South Padre is known for the Coast's whitest sand and bluest waves" http://m.mysanantonio.com/lifestyle/travel-outdoors/article/12-Texas-beaches-for-that-sand-and-surf-glow-6360562.php
SPI KOA one of top 5 RV Parks in Texas on About.com
We are proud to be featured as one of the top five Texas RV parks that you must visit by About.com. Check it out.http://rvtravel.about.com/od/State-by-State-RVing-Guide/fl/5-Texas-RV-Parks-You-Must-Visit.htm
Find out more about KOA Care Camps with this video
You can make a difference in the life of a child with cancer. Donate to KOA Care Camps.
Check out this blog post by Danell Lynn
We were pleased to host Danell Lynn in a cabin on her journey of "1 bike, 1 year, all 50 states & Canada."
Here is her blog. Check it out.
Texas Highways list of top 40 Destinations: SPI is #19
Check out this article! Texas Highways has included us on their list of top 40 destinations! Here is a sample:
"But theres no substitute for a visit to the lanky barrier island, with attractions both urban and pristine. South Padre Island is a hotbed of beach culture with lodging, dining, nightlife, and watersports."
SPI makes the list of America's Best Beaches-Travel Channel
Of course, we already knew that we had some of the best beaches in America, but now everybody knows! Who says you need a passport in search of turquoise waters and pristine shores? The US lays claim to some of the best beaches in the world.Check out the article from the Travel Channel. South Padre Island is photo number 4!
SPI makes Yahoo's list of "Seven Beach Towns for Singles"
South Padre Island is featured on Yahoo Travel. Check it out...
South Padre Island is Totally Beachin'. Check this out.
South Padre Island is only a half-mile wide at its widest point, which means you are always just steps away from the beach and world class activities. Named Best for Birders in the Best Beaches in America list by Men's Journal 2014, Sea Turtle, Inc. was named Best Kids Attractions in the U.S. in 2014 by Gogobot's Travelers' Favorites Awards. SPI named Most Accessible Beach by Texas Land Commission in 2014. Named to TripAdvisor's List of Top 25 Beaches in the U.S. and listed as TripAdvisor's top five vacation rental hot spots. Come see for yourself!
Yahoo Travel-SPI listed as America's Best Beach for Birders
Check out photo number 11 on the Yahoo Travel slideshow of the 20 best beaches in America and you will find our very own South Padre Island as Best for Birders! Men's Journal has featured 20 American beaches and we are very proud to have been included in the list.
Check out this KOA themed music video by Kacey Musgraves
KOA is A-OK in this cool music video! Hey, "if I can't bring you to my house, I'll bring my house to you"!
Check out this review on CampedThere.com
Thanks to ksjerram for this review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Please come visit again soon!
"My favorite of all campgrounds" http://www.campedthere.com/Lodging_Profile.asp?Client_ID=CL2393
Check out this blog post on Red Rover Camping
We love to welcome our Winter Texan guests! Please check out this blog on warm destinations. The South Padre Island KOA is one of the featured parks.
Have you seen our LOFT DELUXE CABINS (they sleep eight)!
Our popular Loft Deluxe Cabins sleep 8 people. They are new and improved and ready for your reservation. 2 bedrooms (one w/ queen, one w/ bunks), a futon sleeper, & loft mattresses. Full Bath, full size fridge, microwave, cooktop. These units are popular and they sell out FAST, so call at your earliest convenience at 800-562-9724.
Year Round Waterpark attractions at SPI Schlitterbahn Beach Hotel, now Open!
Did you know that the South Padre Schlitterbahn Beach Hotel and NEW year-round Waterpark is NOW OPEN?
Enjoy the full service resort hotel, restaurants, rooftop Sea4ever Bar, water slides, pools, and more!
Attention Divers! Texas Clipper featured in Scuba Diving Mag
Guess who is featured in Scuba Diving Magazine as one of the 50 Stellar American Dive Sites. It is the USTS Texas Clipper off the coast of South Padre Island. At 473 feet long, this 1997 purpose- sunk wreck is the third largest in the U.S. The massive wreck attracts passing pelagics everything from whale sharks to sunfish to hammerheads. Currents permitting, this dive is open to those of all experience levels; depths range from 60 to 130 feet. Come see us at the South Padre Island KOA and experience this unique dive.
Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Keep informed about upcoming events at our KOA and on South Padre Island, check out photos, videos, and more. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/southpadrekoa
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South Padre Island in the News! Summer lasts all year long.
Check out this article! South Padre Island is featured in this Fox News list of islands where summer lasts all year long!
Woodall's ratings are in-the South Padre KOA is in the top 4%!
Woodall's has rated our park as among the Best of the Best! Our park is one of only 333 listed in the Woodall's North American Campground Directory to attain Woodall's highest 5W rating in both Facilities and Recreation! This select group represents less than 4% of the privately owned parks included in the most recent edition.
Did you know that you can reserve your site or cabin online?
With KOA's online reservation system, you no longer have to pick up the phone and call the front desk. Instead, simply follow the steps on our web page and book an RV site or a deluxe cabin (waterfront, studio, loft lodge, or condo) for your South Padre vacation! Of course, we are also happy to help you by phone at 800-562-9724.
Featured as one of top 25 parks in Texas by Texas Outside
Texas Outside has chosen the South Padre Island KOA as one of its top 25 parks in Texas. Here is the list of parks
Here is their complete review of our facility
SPI KOA Care Camps auction featured in the Port Isabel Press
Check out pages 1 and 9 to read all about our January KOA Care Camps auction and raffle. Because of the generosity of our guests and of the local community, we were able to raise over $5000 for the kids with cancer. Check out the article http://etypeservices.com/CurrentPDF.aspx?Magazine=44477&Company=PIPRESS1
Deviled Egg recipes from the SPI KOA featured in RVCookingShow!
Our annual Deviled Egg Contest is always an inventive display and a fun time. Check out some of the recipes at the RV Cooking Show blog- http://ow.ly/1uwBh
Also, you can see the YouTube video of our contest-
Recycling now available at the South Padre Island KOA.
Join the kamp green revolution. Guests may now recycle their aluminum cans and plastic bottles at our KOA. Bins are located near the ice machine.
Free island transportation on SPI Metro shuttle.
We now have a shuttle stop right at our KOA entrance! The shuttle is free and it's a great way to get all over the island and beaches and over to Port Isabel. Check by our office for a schedule and info.