Escape the Cold Winter!
Become a Winter Texan and head over to the Marisol Condominiums, located on the gulf coast just 20 minutes from Brownsville and 40 minutes from Harlingen in beautiful Deep South Texas. The Valley is a popular destination for those seeking a warm climate and wanting to avoid crowded Florida winter destinations. Retirees and Winter Texans from all over the United States enjoy the subtropical climate, flowing palm trees, miles of sandy beaches, and numerous events and recreational activities on South Padre Island and The Rio Grande Valley.
South Padre Island offers excursions for anyone looking to get away for a quick or extended vacation. Located on the tropical tip of Texas, The Island is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and the Laguna Madre Bay, and its only link to the mainland is the 2 1/2 mile Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge. The 34 mile-long barrier reef is about a 1/2 mile at its widest point and has about 5,000 inhabitants and about one million visitors annually. Streets are bustling with retail shops, resort hotels, condominium towers, restaurants and recreational activities. This little slip of land was initially named "Isla Blanca" or "White Sand" when it first charted in 1519 by Spanish explorer Alonzo de Pineda. In 1804, missionary priest Jose Nicholas Balli established the first settlement after the initial grant was made by Spain's King Charles IV. It was incorporated in 1973, and the bridge was completed a year later. The Island is a year-round vacation destination, because it enjoys a sub-tropical climate. Jacketless winters have an average temperature of 65 degrees; breezy summers have an average temperature of 82 degrees; and there is an average of 253 days of picturesque sunshine.
Winter Texans will find that South Padre Island and nearby towns including Port Isabel, Brownsville, Harlingen and McAllen offer Winter Texans of all interests a variety of recreational activities, events, attractions and other exciting things to do. They enjoy golfing, shopping at local outlet centers and malls and visiting the many exciting area attractions. Local attractions offer senior citizen discount days and some offer low daily rates for Winter Texans. Other attractions offer educational lectures specifically for Winter Texans. Check out what’s happening at The Winter Texan Connection
There’s a lot to offer Winter Texans. From comfortable condominiums and luxurious resorts to RV parks, lodges and hotels, all Winter Texan lodging needs and desires are met. Area pharmacies and the friendly staff at the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen and the Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville are ready to assist Winter Texans with any medical attention that is needed. SPI and The Valley are also homes to numerous fine dining and casual restaurants offering a variety of meal options that are sure to tempt Winter Texans taste buds.
SPI has ideal year round Texas Gulf Coast temperatures for outdoor activities moderated by the warming effects of the Gulf of Mexico in the winter and its cooling effects in the summer. Wintertime temperature highs are in the 50s and 60s and summertime high temperatures in the 90s with a gentle sea breeze. Fall and spring temperature highs are in the 70s.