So Accessible. So Padre.

South Padre Island is the perfect tropical oasis for attendees and getting to our paradise on the Texas Gulf Coast is so worthwhile. Accessible by three airports, your group can experience everything our island has to offer.

Getting Here by Air

While there’s no place to land on South Padre Island, there are three airports nearby to keep traveling logistics for your group easy. All three airports cater to meeting planners and attendees with convenient ground transportation, taxis services, and even car rentals.

Brownsville SPI International Airport (BRO)

30 minutes from the Island / Served by American & United Airlines

Valley International Airport (HRL)

45 minutes from the Island / Served by Southwest, United, American, Frontier, Delta & Sun Country

McAllen International Airport (MFE)

1.5 hours from the Island / Served by AeroMar, American, Allegiant & United

Getting Here by Ground

If road trips are how your team likes to mesh, getting to South Padre Island on four wheels can be an easy trek. North, south, east or west, we’ve already figured out the miles for you. Gas up and head south on US Highways 77 and 281 from the north, and 83 from the west. Then turn your wheels east on State Highway 100.

Mexico City – 667 miles
Monterrey – 225 miles
Brownsville – 27.8 miles
Harlingen – 46.4 miles
McAllen – 79.7 miles
San Antonio – 297 miles
Austin – 340 miles
Houston – 367 miles
Dallas – 565 miles
El Paso – 885 miles

Island Metro shuttle

Getting Around the Island

Getting around the Island is a breeze! Hop on the Island Metro (a free shuttle with daily service) to the places your attendees want to go. Stops include beach accesses, many of our hotels, restaurants, attractions and the convention center. Call 956-761-8178 for Island Metro schedule and route map and get going!

Boy at Schlitterbahn


In your mind, you’re already here. The Island lets visitors be as active as they want to be.


Arts & Culture

Take a class, dance to the beat of live music, and immerse yourself in the arts.



From nearshore (bay) to offshore waters the fishing scene on the Island is welcoming and fun.



Save room in your suitcase! Shop for hidden gems at specialty shops and boutiques.


Spa & Fitness

Stay fit, relax or get pampered with therapies including massages, wraps and more.

Dolphin-Watch boat

Tours & Excursions

“Sea-ze” the day and prepare to be amazed with a variety of excursions fun for all ages.


Dine & Shop Guide

View our visitor and local guide to select restaurants and shops.