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Where is South Padre Island?

Sometimes getting lost is one of the best ways to find yourself. That said, before you get the keys to your rental car, it can be helpful to know just a few basic things about South Padre Island — like where it is on a map!

This town sits 25 miles to the northeast of Brownsville, and 1,491 miles southwest of Washington, the nation's capital.

It's always interesting to know how many people reside in the place you're road tripping to. In this part of Cameron County, the population is around about 2,800.

What are the major attractions in South Padre Island?

If your trip to South Padre Island is all sorted out but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.

Whatever you do, don't forget to bring your camera when you swing by Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. This terrific attraction is sure to offer some unmissable photo ops.

Not far from the city center, South Padre Island Beach is one sight to consider adding to your must-see list. Isla Blanca Park and South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center are also not far away and worth a detour.

How can I get a cheap car rental in South Padre Island?

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  • If your dates are not written in stone, try scoring a better price by modifying the days of the week in your search;
  • Do what you can to keep the time of your pickup and drop-off the same. If you bring back your car at a later time than you picked it up, you might have to pay for an extra day;
  • Keep more cash in your back pocket. You'll score some of the cheapest deals when you pay in advance for your vehicle;
  • Don't let the deal you've been looking for slip through your fingers. Book as soon as you can and zoom off with your ideal set of wheels.

What kind of rental car should I get for South Padre Island?

No other mode of transportation can give you convenience and freedom like your own wheels. Whatever the reason for your travels to South Padre Island, CarRentals.com has an impressive range of vehicles for you to choose from. Spending a weekend in the city with your significant other? Get cozy by renting a compact car or a mini. Fun to drive and a piece of cake to park, you'll adore sitting next to each other in one of these cute rides. A full-size SUV is a great match for families with youngsters. There's loads of space for everyone and you can go where you want, when you want. If you're on the road for business, a premium car will take you from one meeting to another in luxury and comfort.

Should I get a luxury rental car in South Padre Island?

For some of us, owning a luxury vehicle is little more than a pipe dream. But renting the car of your dreams can easily be a reality! Picture yourself cruising down the highway in a swanky sports car, even if it's only for a short while. Or perhaps all you're after is a budget ride to get you from point A to point B. Flashy or frugal? Either way, there's a rental car to suit you in South Padre Island.

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