I'm heading to the RGV for the 1st time this winter. Probably late January/early February through March. I'd like an area that's less population and traffic congested and I don't need recreational frills offered at many higher end resorts. I looked at Port Isabel but the spring break makes that look like a place I shouldn't be living at in mid-March. I would like to visit it though. Any advice from experienced RGVers?
I wouldn't worry about spring break in Port Isabel, they all hang out on the beach on South Padre Island. They really are not a problem except that traffic going over the bridge can get heavy. Most of the spring break activity is in the evening & at night & most of us older folks are settled in the rv parks by then. They are mostly a good bunch of kids but they do like to party, might even be fun to check it all out. Not much for nice RV Parks in Port Isabel except the one on the Bay, can't remember the name. You could even try Isla Blanca on the Island if you like the beach & fishing.
Not a Snowbird, but I grew up in the Harlingen area, my mom & her folks moved to Rio Hondo before it was named Rio Hondo, therefore I'll chime in without having any recent experiences down in the Valley.
I do not know of any RV parks in Rio Hondo. But here are two listed close to there....RV Park Reviews. You may expand the search by using the Cities with RV Parks feature on the Right, such as: La Feria, which is west of Harlingen & was a very small town when I was in high school. But not as close to the Gulf.
Information About the Arroyo Colorado & Lower Laguna Madre. You could email Weldon Charters & ask them about the RV parks in the Rio Hondo Area. (See Email Address at bottom of the last link) You may tell them, DesertHawk, Mona's Brother gave you their name.
Closer to the Gulf you are, the more breeze you will have, more humid & more likely to have rust issues, perhaps cooler & perhaps less dust....not as many plowed fields I believe. Farther from the Gulf, especially up by McAllen, less humid, not sure about breeze, but could have dust from fields at times and maybe less rust issues.
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