Vacation rentals in Port Aransas are a beautiful way to take advantage of everything the Gulf Coast has to offer. With more than 500 species of birds calling Port Aransas home, birdwatching is a popular activity for many who come to Mustang Island’s vacation headquarters. But as one of the main barrier island along the Texas coast, Port Aransas also has included infamous pirates among its repeat visitors during the 19th century. Captain Jean Lafitte and his band of buccaneers were frequent guests, no doubt enjoying the scenic view and all the amenities a vacation here has to offer.
Today, after enjoying the spectacular beach, sightseeing, or even deep sea fishing, you'll find plenty of shops, stores and restaurants to indulge your appetite and your shopping list for a great Texas vacation. Other popular activities for those staying at a Port Aransas beach house or rental home include boating excursions, sunset cruises, horseback riding, free ferry transportation to the mainland as well as dance and music clubs. You can even hop the trolley and ride around town!