<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bobg43:
Hi Tx Camper,
I did book Colonia del Rey before I got your message. It is rated 5 star by Woodall's and is about $100 cheaper for the week than Gulf Waters. The money is not a deal breaker but from the web sites and Woodall's directory, I don't see that much of a difference.
Any further thoughts from you would be welcome - I do want to make sure that we enjoy our stay at Corpus Christi.
It's not that it is a bad park, just not as upscale (hi end) as the other two parks IMO. At Colonia Del Rey some (not all) of the sites are a little crowded and there are permanet / seasonal sites also. It is located in the Flour Bluff area of Corpus Christi which is not on the beach but it is only about 10-20 minutes away depending on which beach you go to.
The Gulf Waters & Pioneer Beach parks are located on the beach, but are further from downtown Corpus Christi than Colonia Del Rey is.
Colonia Del Rey is about 10-15 minutes from downtown and the other two are about 20-25 minutes away from downtown.
The Gulf Waters & Pioneer Beach parks are pretty pricey as hi end parks usually are,but Colonia Del Rey should be fine for you especially if you will be gone most of the time sight seeing / exploring the Corpus Christi area. If that's the case, then IMO I would keep your reservation at Colonia Del Rey and save that extra $100. If you would rather just relax and stay in one place and not be running around all over, then I would suggest paying the extra $100 since it's not a deal breaker and you would be staying in a hi end park right on the beach.
Here is a website that shows just some of the things to do here in Corpus :
Sights To See When In Corpus Christi
If nothing else, you must see the USS Lexington aircraft carrier museum,the Texas State Aquarium, and Padre Island National Seashore.
If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.