Experience the Natural Environment of Galveston Island
While some vacationers come to Galveston Island to party, if you’re coming here to play in nature with your family, Acapulco Village is the place you want to be. One of the most attractive features of this community is there is no shortage of sand because you’re surrounded by beaches on every side and views of the Gulf of Mexico are priceless. Start your day early and experience the “best of the beach” before anyone else shows up, or stretch your days out into the evening, with long romantic beach walks under the moonlight.
For even more family fun, right next door is the Galveston Island State Park, excellent for hiking, bird-watching, and more. Galveston Island State Park is one of the rare undeveloped parts of the island, where natural barrier island habitat still stands, so you have the opportunity to see many migratory bird species for whom this area is an important lifeline. This is also a great place to swim, fish from the shore, and launch a kayak. This amazing 2000-acre nature preserve is open every day, and entry is only $5 per person. It’s the best deal on the island!
Acapulco Village is the most central spot for an outdoorsman or active lifestyle family because it allows for easy access to kayaking, paddle boarding or even canoeing. Active families will want to consider adventurous options, like fishing charters, to make their vacation extra memorable. There are also bird-watching opportunities at nearby Lafitte’s Cove Nature Society, as well as the possibility of seeing ghosts at Lafitte’s Grove, an abandoned mansion that is a state historical landmark.
Looking to extend the family fun to more than just the beach, then you will want to head over to Schlitterbahn Water Park just around the corner. There is so much to do there you will need almost an entire day.
After a long day playing in the sun and sand take the family over to the Rainforest Café for an exciting dinner adventure and don’t forget the underground water ride……shhhh it’s a secret.
If you want to experience some history and savor the best seafood on the island, then forgo the playful dinner and opt to dine in the oldest restaurant in Galveston, Gaidos. This little gem opened way back in 1911 and has been serving the island and her visitors ever since.
Kick Back and Relax
Our comfortable, well-appointed rental homes at Acapulco Village are the best spot your family can land for a well-rounded vacation that helps you combine adventure with relaxation. Wake up every morning, look out over the beautiful beach to the Gulf beyond, and plan your day. It can be so hard to please everyone in the whole family, but you’ll have no trouble doing just that when you choose to stay in Acapulco Village!