Winter Texans


Each winter, tens of thousands of retired travelers flock to South Texas for a tropical escape from the harsh temperatures of the Northern United States and Canada. Dubbed “Winter Texans”, these visitors collectively enjoy what the Rio Grande Valley has to offer, including sparkling beaches, a vibrant local culture and thousands of acres of birdwatching and wildlife opportunities.

Alamo is home to the 2,088-acre Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to over 400 species of birds and half of the butterfly species found in North America. In addition to nature trails and birdwatching, Winter Texans can also enjoy the many shopping options the area offers from large outlet malls to smaller specialty boutiques.

A Great Place to Escape with Endless Possibilities


Winter Texans visiting Alamo have a host of retirement parks and communities to choose from, with most having a variety of on-site activities that include dances, live music, craft shows, pot luck dinners and more. They can easily forget about the freezing temperatures up north while enjoying the amenities available at most resorts, including recreation halls, libraries, game rooms, Internet access, shuffleboard and tennis courts, swimming pools, hot tubs, billiards rooms and exercise rooms.

RV and Mobile Home Resorts in the area include:

  • Winter Ranch
  • Alamo Rose
  • Rec-Veh Park
  • Alamo Palms
  • La Hacienda
  • Royal Palms
  • Trophy Gardens
  • Casa de Valle
  • Alamo Country Club

A Home Away from Home in Alamo


Alamo is a popular destination for Winter Texans seeking to enjoy warmer climates and to experience the growing cultural and ecotourism attractions, which make for an excellent business climate. Learn more about Alamo’s initiatives to attract the next generation of retirees by contacting the Alamo Economic Development Corporation today at 956.787.6622.

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