10 Things to Do While you Stay in Del Rio, TX, Pt. 1

Are you coming to Del Rio, Texas for business travel? Wonder what there is to do here?

We get this question a lot, so this blogpost is dedicated to helping you discover all the wonderful things you can do while you stay in Del Rio. While you are staying with us short term, we want you to know some of the best attractions Del Rio has to offer.

1. Amistad National Recreation Area. Lake Amistad is the reservoir formed behind Amistad Dam along the Rio Grande River. One of the cleanest lakes in Texas, visitors can boat, camp, hike or swim in the National Recreation Area. If you fish, you probably already know that ESPN proclaimed Lake Amistad as the best bass-fishing lake in the world! For more information, go to this link.

Many activities await the visitor to Del Rio in the Amistad National Recreation Area.

Many activities await the visitor to Del Rio in the Amistad National Recreation Area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Amistad Dam. Amistad means friendship in Spanish. Amistad Dam located on the Rio Grande River just 7 or 8 miles due west of Del Rio off US 90 creates the largest reservoir along the international boundary between the United States and Mexico. Just after you leave US 90 to go to the dam, you will find a road that leads to Governor’s Landing, where you can have a picnic, set a canoe in the water or swim in the lake. At night, you can drive to scenic lookouts to view beautiful sunsets over the lake. For more information about the dam, click here.

 

 

3. Devil’s River State Natural Area. This river is definitely for the adventurous! According to Texas Monthly, ” You might be tempted to dismiss it as the Pecos lite, but the Devils packs a bigger punch into less than one hundred miles.” Check out Amistad Expeditions when your ready for some real “wet river rafting”.

North of Del Rio on US 277 you will find access to the Devil's River, considered one of the most pristine rivers in Texas.

North of Del Rio on US 277 you will find access to the Devil’s River, considered one of the most pristine rivers in Texas.

 

4. Seminole Canyon State Park. In addition to the usual outdoor activities in a Texas State Park, Seminole Canyon houses Fate Bell Shelter, one of the oldest prehistoric cave dwellings in North America. On the guided tours to the shelter, you can view Indian rock paintings. Even the non-enthusiast will find these paintings fascinating. For more information, click this link.

 

5.  Val Verde Winery. The oldest continuously running winery in Texas, Italian immigrant Joe Qualia established Val Verde Winery in 1883.

His son and grandson have continued to use Joe’s traditional method to create award winning wines. For hours and to get a tour, click on this link.

Award winning wines

Award winning wines

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