Paradise South RV Resort

Searching for a place to camp near McAllen, Texas? Paradise South is a 55+ RV resort in Mercedes, just 20 miles east. Along Interstate 2 and State Highway 83, this RV park is easily accessible from either McAllen or Harlingen and only stone’s throw from state parks with diverse wildlife habitats.While RV camping at Paradise South RV Resort, you can take your four-legged friend to the designated dog park, relax in the library, or get active in the fitness center. The campsites at Paradise South RV Resort are equipped with full hookups (30/50 amp), and WIFI is available within the resort.There’s also a swimming pool, communal clubhouse, and both indoor and outdoor game facilities to keep you amused during your stay. Plus, the resort organizes social activities and entertainment, such as bingo nights, craft classes, and guided tours, so you can get to know your fellow campers.

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The Great Outdoors

Ready to start exploring the great outdoors with an RV rental? Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most fascinating natural sites in the state. On the Gulf of Mexico, the refuge is made up of extensive coastal prairies, freshwater wetlands, mudflats, and beaches. It’s a natural haven for birdlife as well as land mammals and many amphibious species. The refuge is also home to the endangered ocelot. Try to spot some of these critters from the designated wildlife viewing platforms or join a tour with one of the park rangers. Otherwise, hop onto one of the nature trails to explore the refuge on foot.Another hotspot for wildlife enthusiasts is Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park in Mission; it’s only a short drive away when you rent an RV near McAllen. Over 360 species of birds, including migratory birds and subtropical species, have been sighted within this park. Climb the Hawk Observation Tower with a pair of binoculars and spend a day watching for birds. Or, you can use the seven-mile trail network to search for javelinas and bobcats on foot. The trails are also suitable for cycling, and the Rio Grande Trail is wheelchair accessible.Slightly farther away, Falcon State Park is another popular place to visit with a campervan rental. Here you can park and spend a day swimming in the freshwater lake and sunbathing on the beach. The mild winter temperatures make Falcon State Park a popular retreat all year round. More active visitors can launch a boat, kayak, or canoe on the lake or take a stroll through the butterfly garden. Before returning to town, you can learn about the park’s flora and fauna from the visitor center.

Explore the Area

Don’t forget to schedule some time to visit the nearby city of McAllen while you’re camping at Paradise South RV Resort. The city offers a wide selection of cafés and restaurants, as well as traditional pubs and trendy bars. It’s also the best city in the area to visit for shopping. In McAllen, you can find a handful of plazas and modern shopping malls, but the downtown area is where you’ll find the best bargains. Also known as the Business District, this part of town is peppered with discount stores, wholesalers, and boutiques.For food supplies, you can visit McAllen on Saturday mornings for the weekly farmers' market. This is where you’ll find the freshest produce, obtained directly from local farmers. At the market, you can also find a number of vendors selling handmade crafts and organic products. Grab a perfect souvenir from your RV rental vacation.Other local events that take place in McAllen include movie nights and Tai Chi classes in Westside Park. Or, you can check out the city’s Sunset Live program. This is a monthly concert series that’s held outside the McAllen Convention Center. Bring a comfy camping chair or a picnic blanket and listen to music performances by local and regional bands. During the evening event, you can also browse the temporary artisan’s market and get a bite to eat at a food truck.One of the most popular museums in McAllen is the International Museum of Art and Science. It’s also a fantastic place to take little adventurers. Along with an extensive collection of Latin American and Mexican art, a sculpture garden, and family-friendly education programs, the museum offers fun, interactive exhibitions. Let the kids play in a science playground or learn about healthy eating in a pick-your-own garden.There’s something unique around every turn when you rent a camper near Paradise South RV Resort.

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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


How does check-in work?


Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.