Letter from the Mayor

\"\"Welcome to Port Isabel!

If you are just here for a short visit or are interested in a permanent relocation, the City of Port Isabel wants to make sure your experience is everything you want it to be and more.

Just visiting? You can experience the rich history of the Laguna Madre in the Port Isabel Historic Museum, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum and the Port Isabel Lighthouse. Or dine in a variety of fine restaurants, shop for souvenirs or just relax and soak up our coastal ambiance. For the sportsman, Port Isabel is bordered by the hyper saline Laguna Madre Bay where you can fish for a wide variety of species including trout, redfish, drum or the prized and elusive snook. Well over a dozen different species can be catchable in a single day. Soak up the sun on South Padre Island, one of the top three beaches in the world, just 2.6 miles across the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge. Take a dolphin watch, eco tour, pirate cruise, a walk on the longest pier in Texas, a historic trolley ride or enjoy a movie projected on the side of the Port Isabel Lighthouse. Annual events include a Lighted Boat Parade, Queen Isabella Market Day, Lighthouse Arts and Heritage Festival, the Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk, Los Colores del Muerte (Day of the Dead Festival), the monthly Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market and the World Championship Shrimp Cook-Off.

If you are interested in relocating your family, Port Isabel can offer good schools, a well equipped public library system, active sports programs, a Boys and Girls Club, good schools and quality of life. With a population of 5,078, Port Isabel is big on everything you would expect to find in a small town. And with a climate that is mild all year around residents can enjoy all the amenities that the visitor can.

Relocating or starting a business? Port Isabel also boasts a healthy business community with everything from light industry to retail to commercial and fosters a strong entrepreneurial climate that produces charter captains, artists, restaurateurs, retail specialty shops and support industries.

The City of Port Isabel, the Commissioners and the Mayor’s Office welcome and invite you to immerse yourself in the Port Isabel experience. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance to your travel or relocation plans.

Mayor Joe E. Vega
City of Port Isabel Mayor