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   Palacios, Texas is located right in the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast overlooking the beautiful Tres Palacios Bay. Palacios (Spanish for palace) is 110-miles southwest of Galveston and 110-miles northeast of Corpus Christi. With a population of approximately 5,000, Palacios is the second largest city in Matagorda County and is the Shrimp Capital of Texas.

The tranquil community is a favorite for tourists from all over the country who enjoy its palm-tree lined bayfront, many parks, fishing and boating activities as well as its year-round beautiful, mild weather. It is renowned among birdwatchers for its variety of bird species.

A seawall walkway along the bayshore is the ideal place for a leisurely stroll while adjoining fishing piers offer the perfect spot for anglers to try their skills. A beach area allows for swimming and for sunbathing.

Several bed & breakfast establishments, as well several RV parks and the historic Luther Hotel offer a range of accommodations. Marinas are also available for those who come by water.
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   The Palacios Pavilion offers a spectacular setting from which to watch both the sunrise and sunset over the waters of Tres Palacios Bay. The bay itself has become a favorite place for sailboat regattas throughout the year.   
   
Hummingbirds arrive in Palacios to rest and relax during their annual migrations. The Palacios area has one of the highest counts of bird species in the United States. This site will be expanded in the near future to provide more about Palacios, Texas....known as the original City By The Sea.


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