Puerto del Sol Review & Rating
Puerto del Sol Overview:
Puerto del Sol is owned by Corpus Christi RV Resorts who also owns 3 other RV parks in Corpus - Greyhound, Colonial del Rey, and Padre Palms. Puerto del Sol is the closest to downtown Corpus and is right on the Corpus Christi Bay. The park is small with only 53 sites and is somewhat dated and lacking some of the amenities of the other Corpus Christi RV Resorts parks.
The terrain is flat, the roads are not paved, and the sites are close together. But we can overlook all of that and we thoroughly enjoy staying at Puerto del Sol because it is on the water and conveniently located to downtown and lots of other fun things to see and do.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
Puerto del Sol has 53 sites with 20/30/50 amp hookup and sewer. 18 of the sites are waterfront with views of the bay and bridge or beach and south bay. The sites are pull through and around 50' long, not paved, and include a wood picnic table and a small grassy area. A few sites have a palm tree.
From the waterfront sites, you can walk out your door to one of three fishing piers or on the south side you're just across the park road from a nice sandy beach for fishing, sun bathing, or just relaxing and watching the sun rise or set.
Some of the other amenities at Puerto del Sol include: 3 showers, laundry room, small rec room with a book exchanges, and a small store with ice, some staples, discount tickets to a lot of the attractions, movie rentals, and some souvenirs.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
We stayed here because of the very convenient access to day trips to Rockport, Fulton, and Port Aransas. Plus, we wanted easy access to downtown Corpus. We lvoe biking about a mile and a quarter to visit the Aquarium and the aircraft carrier USS Lexington; to play on the mile of sandy beaches and swim in the warm bay water; and to enjoy some fun restaurants and bars - Blue Marlin for music, food, and grill your own steak on Monday night and Pier 99 and Blackbirds for seafood, good music, and a fun bar on the beach.
A five minute trip across the bridge and you're in the heart of downtown Corpus. We spent a day biking along the waterfront, over to Water Street for lunch at the Executive Surf Club (they have great music on an outdoor patio), and then down to the museum area. That night it was only a four minute drive to Brewster Ice House to listen to Robert Earl Keen - they a have an outstanding outdoor music venue, good food, cold beer, and a kids playground.
Cool Nearby Activities:
As mentioned, Puerto del Sol is the perfect place to stay if you want to explore the area. Check out these Texas Outside pages to find fun things to see and do in Corpus, Rockport/Fulton, and Port Aransas.
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Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on:
- Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
- Park Condition: the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
- Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
- Campsites: low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
- Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more