In the southern most tip of Texas, the Rio Grande Valley gives RVers a destination with a subtropical climate and a taste of Mexico. Although the Valley is at the same latitude as Key West, it’s definitely cooler and wetter. Palm trees and citrus trees thrive, and flaming bougainvillea color the landscape.
According to a survey conducted by The Valley Tourism Research Center, the most popular activities in the Valley for Winter Texans included visiting flea markets, crossing the border into Mexico, going to South Padre Island, and participating in the various area festivals.
Encore RV Resorts has nine resorts situated in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley to help you Winter Differently. While the resorts vary in size they each provide similar amenities such as heated pools and spas, exercise rooms, sports courts, and nonstop activities. All of these South Texas locations provide significant discounts to Thousand Trails members, whether you want to stay a week or six months.
RVers Lynn and Julia Krist have stayed at Fun-n-Sun Resort in San Benito for seven winter seasons. Lynn says one of main their reasons for choosing the Rio Grande Valley is the low cost of living. “The cost of living is nothing compared to that of Florida, Arizona or California.”
The Krists stay at Fun-N-Sun RV Resort for eight months out of the year, and then travel in their RV the remaining four months. “We like Fun-N-Sun because of the people here and the onsite activities,” Lynn explained. “They have cards, they have bingo, they have tennis, they have golf, they have bowling, shuffleboard, quilting, woodcarving, wood working…you name it.”
Where will you Winter Differently in the Rio Grande Valley?
Sunshine RV Resort
Sunshine RV Resort is located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, a land of startling beauty, just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. This area is blessed with an incredible climate and a relaxed and friendly way of life. The “Deep South” is famous for its warm hospitality. Fascinating historical sites, natural wonders, and cultural attractions surround this Encore RV park in Rio Grande Valley. The area’s medical facilities are among the very best and our hospitals and physicians are readily available. The fishing and bird watching here is legendary.
Our beautiful and newly expanded Texas RV community awaits your arrival. Fantastic weather, exciting activities and a terrific social life ensure your stay with Sunshine RV Resort is a memorable experience. Our extensive recreational opportunities and superb hospitality make our RV park in Rio Grande Valley one of the most desirable in the area!
Alamo Palms RV Resort
Alamo Palms RV Resort is a world away from the cares of city life, yet freeway-close to all that makes Southern Texas the destination of choice for many travelers. Our luxurious gated community is located in the marvelous Rio Grande Valley, surrounded by citrus groves and palm trees in a beautiful, tropical setting. In our beautifully landscaped 58-acre age qualified resort, we offer manufactured homes, travel trailer, and park model sites for both permanent and seasonal residents.
The shops, restaurants, and exotic atmosphere of Old Mexico are close by, and less than an hour’s drive away are the famous beaches of incredible South Padre Island. The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico will entice you to water-based activities of all types, including shrimping, surfing, and deep-sea fishing. Closer to home you’ll find many conveniences you’d expect, including shopping areas, post offices, banks, golf courses, and bowling alleys.
The amenities at Alamo Palms include two lighted, professional tennis courts, heated swimming pool, twenty shuffleboard courts, exercise and table tennis room (equipped with all new equipment by LifeCycle, Keiser and Trotter).
Meet friends, old and new, at regular potluck suppers and Bingo games. Swing your partner in two large ballrooms at a country music dance, or at a jam session with fine local musicians providing the entertainment. Alamo Palms also offers a computer room for Internet access, and an active resident computer club.
Country Sunshine RV Resort
Country Sunshine RV Resort, located in sunny Weslaco, Texas, awaits your arrival! We offer an active lifestyle with a variety of activities and recreational opportunities at an Encore Rio Grande Valley RV resort. Our staff takes pride in offering you outstanding excellence while you stay at our resort in Texas. You will enjoy large, grassy sites, sunshine, and friendly neighbors, within an easy drive of the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you are interested in arts and crafts, beach fishing, weekly dances or ceramics, we have it all at Country Sunshine RV Resort.
Fun-N-Sun RV Resort
Fun-N-Sun RV Resort is an age-qualified RV resort located in the southern tip of Texas in the heart of Rio Grande Valley. Travel through our safe and clean Texas highways to a destination of cultural history, art and foods. We take pride in Rio Grande Valley’s fresh citrus fruits, beautiful sandy beaches, bird lover’s paradise, warm climate and clear Texas skies! Fun-N-Sun RV Resort is well known for its vast array of activities, amenities and nearby attractions that have drawn many winter visitors from across the United States. Whether you enjoy a fun-filled calendar of events or prefer relaxation, our Encore Rio Grande Valley RV resort is the place to be!
Also at this Rio Grande Valley RV resort: tour a Park Model that could be your home away from home, or rent a cottage for 3 months. All cottages are fully furnished with full size kitchen appliances, queen size bed, linens, towels and television.
Don’t forget to check out our beautiful pull-thru sites and brand new state of the art fitness center!
Lakewood RV Resort
Lakewood RV Resort in Harlingen is located in the sunny Rio Grande Valley just minutes from the spectacular vistas of the Padre Island National Seashore. This RV resort in Texas is the perfect place to settle down for some rest and recreation.
Located in the square-dancing capital of the Rio Grande Valley, Lakewood RV Resort is where you’ll find our charming community and a value-oriented RV resort in Texas that caters to the extended-stay traveler. The plentiful amenities and the warmth of our staff provide all the comforts of home. Immerse yourself in the fun and excitement of the community, visit local attractions, or maybe learn a thing or two about square dancing. Give us a month, and we’ll give you a lifetime of memories!
Paradise Park RV Resort
For a friendly place with lots of smiling faces, join the fun at Paradise Park RV Resort. This RV resort in Texas is situated in the southernmost tip of the state, where temperatures rise in the summer but remain comfortable for most of the winter season. While you’re enjoying the weather at Paradise Park, you’ll also appreciate the genuine hospitality of our RV resort staff. In Texas, this type of demeanor comes naturally, and we are proud of the courtesy we extend to our guests.
Paradise Park RV Resort also has an active program of recreation and social events. Meet with other guests of our RV resort in Texas, or become acquainted with year-round outdoor opportunities. Either way, our friendly staff is ready to show you all the great things to do and help you enjoy your stay.
Paradise South RV Resort
Join the fun at Paradise South RV Resort! You’ll enjoy our hospitality and an active program of recreation and social life. Our beautiful RV park in Texas is a great place to stay to enjoy sunny days and magnificent starry nights. Whether you are seeking a short escape to an RV park or a longer trip in Texas, Paradise South is the RV resort for you.
Located at the southernmost tip of the Lone Star State, Paradise South RV Resort experiences a warm climate for most of the year. For this reason, our RV resort in Texas is open 365 days for fun in the sun.
Southern Comfort RV Resort
You’ll enjoy our hospitality and a lively program of activities and social life at Southern Comfort RV Resort. Our beautiful Encore RV park is a great place to stay to enjoy sunny days and magnificent starry Texas nights. You’ll have a wonderful choice of activities, games and tours of Rio Grande Valley attractions.
Check out the great deals at this RV resort in Rio Grande Valley. Calling all Wagon Masters: Southern Comfort RV Resort would like to host your next rally!
Tropic Winds RV Resort
Tropic Winds RV Resort, your home away from home, is an age-qualified RV resort in Texas. Located in the city of Harlingen, in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley and just 45 minutes from South Padre Island, Tropic Winds is the RV resort that puts you in Texas for the fun of it all.
At Tropic Winds RV Resort in Texas, you’ll find the climate and conditions for year-round vacationing. Harlingen has a friendly spirit and tropical weather that especially appeal to travelers and retirees in the winter months, but tourists are always migrating to the area no matter what the season. It could be because of the sandy beaches of South Padre Island, where fishing, boating and water skiing are in abundance. Or, it could just be Tropic Winds and the abundance of RV resort amenities. In Texas, you won’t find a better place to call home while you’re away!
Victoria Palms RV Resort
Victoria Palms RV Resort is a premier age qualified RV Resort and Manufactured Home Community nestled in the tropical Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. Reserved for guests and residents 55 and up, this lush South Texas retirement resort offers a full restaurant, tropical pool and outdoor spas, fitness center, two-story craft center and more.
Located in a prime location along the expressway in the town of Donna, Texas, Victoria Palms is also just minutes from shopping, medical facilities, and all other major amenities the surrounding Rio Grande Valley has to offer.
Victoria Palms’ sprawling resort offers a variety of ways to enjoy your stay: concrete pull-through and back-in sites with full hookups; 25 idyllic cottages, fully furnished, for rent or sale, plus a manufactured home area with over 300 sites, ready for move in.
Victoria Palms Inn and Suites even offers 20 hotel rooms and 100 suites (a suite offers a separate bedroom and a complete kitchen), three of which are ADA compliant and accessible by wheelchair.
With an average yearly temperature of 73° Fahrenheit, Victoria Palms offers entertainment and activities year-round, both indoors and out. Play a game of tennis, hang out for some shuffleboard, or take a trip on two wheels along the new bike trail. Even pets are happy at Victoria Palms, with two separate areas for four-legged friends including off-leash areas.
So, what are you waiting for? Winter Differently this year and experience all the Rio Grande Valley has to offer!