Special Events

Are you looking for an out of the ordinary location for your special event? Birds of Paradise Inn wants to help make your special occasion memorable and a great success.

Let us help you plan your wedding! Imagine a picturesque, sunset wedding, with a candle lit aisle, leading to a flower filled garden gazebo.

Or how about a special graduation celebration, birthday party or a family reunion? Whatever your event, you know it will be extra special when held at Birds of Paradise Inn.

Please call for current rates, availability and additional information.


Please contact us for additional information, rates and reservations: info@birdsofparadiseinn.com or 361-297-5145.



Area Attractions & Links

The links below will take you to the Handbook of Texas Online web site or other web sites which will contain additional information on the attractions in south and central Texas.

Loyola Beach
Loyola Beach is a stretch of beach, farm land and homes along the Callo del Grullo, an inlet of Baffin Bay. Birds of Paradise Inn is located on Loyola Beach just north of the Kaufer-Hubert Memorial Park. There are great restaurants in the area as well as numerous businesses such as the Robertson Produce & Back 40 Nursery for fresh seasonal vegetables, ice and plants and Hello! This is Texas! Gift Shop across from the King's Inn Restaurant for great Texas themed gifts. Brown's Convenience Store is only a mile away for grocery and fishing items.

Riviera and Riviera Beach
Riviera is a small community about 15 miles south of Kingsville. Here you will find the nearest US Post Office and a number of restaurants, convenience stores and gas stations. Riviera Beach is about 10 miles east of Riviera on Farm Rd 771. Both communities have an interesting history and were born from one man's dream to create the "French Riviera of Texas" in the early 1900s. Riviera Beach has a great restaurant, the Baffin Bay Cafe (the only place on the bay with an outside eating porch!). Next door is Kraatz's Bait Shop.

Kingsville and the King Ranch
The King Ranch is world famous for the number of acres that make up the ranch, the founders of the ranch, Capt. Richard and Henrietta King, and for their Santa Gertrudis cattle. Kingsville grew from a railroad stop that ran between Brownsville and St. Louis. The King Ranch has fantastic nature tours.

South of Riviera on US 77 is Sarita, which began as a railroad stop for the Kennedy Ranch, is now home to a wonderful local museum highlighting the Kennedy Ranch.

Corpus Christi and Padre Island
Corpus Christi, about an hour north of Birds of Paradise Inn, has an international airport, restaurants, shops, and museums. Padre Island begins at the at the south end of Corpus Christi and runs south a 130 miles to Brownsville. Separating Padre Island from the mainland is the Laguna Madre.

World Birding Centers in the Texas Rio Grande Valley, McAllen
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Department has developed a unique group of facilities called the World Birding Centers. Located in the Rio Grande Valley, the Centers are scattered along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Brownsville, Harlingen, and South Padre Island
Brownsville and Harlingen are at the southern most tip of south Texas where the Rio Grande River meets the Gulf of Mexico. South Padre Island can be reached from Brownsville. Harlingen has the Gladys Porter Zoo with specially designed natural enclosures for the zoo's residents.

San Antonio
About a two and half hour drive is San Antonio, a city with an international flavor. It has an international airport.

Port Aransas and the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
North of Corpus Christi is Port Aransas, a community on Mustang Island and a winter home of the Whooping cranes and other migratory birds.

Businesses, if you would like to be added to our web site, please contact us by e-mail: info@birdsofparadiseinn.com or phone 361-297-5145.


Additional Links

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Texas Region web site has information on National Wildlife Refuses in Texas.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department web site contains information on places to visit, state requirements for hunting and fishing licenses and seasons.

Texas Historical Commission web site has information on areas of historical interest in the state of Texas. Have you seen the Historical Markers on the side of the road and wondered what they said, but did not have time to stop? This web site lists them all. The above link will take you to the Kleberg County page, which is the county where Birds of Paradise is located.

Handbook of Texas Online is a great source for information on all of Texas.

Texas Escapes is another great web site for information on Loyola Beach, Riviera, Riviera Beach, and Baffin Bay.

The Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network has a buoy set at the mouth of Baffin Bay. Buoy Station 068: Baffin Bay provides current observations and an image of water conditions, temperature, wind speeds and more.



New Sign

New road sign for the Birds of Paradise Inn.

Public Boat Ramp

Kleberg County's public boat ramps with a fish cleaning station, RV park, picnic area, and fishing pier is less than a mile from the Inn.

Indigo Bunting

Painted Buntings (above) and Indigo Buntings, while not common in the area, have been seen numerous times at the Inn. They particularly enjoy the seeds of the tall grass growing near fences.


Sunset from the Inn.

Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellow Throat visits the Inn.




Birds of Paradise Inn & Gardens

602 South County Road 1150
Riviera, Texas 78379
E-Mail: info@birdsofparadiseinn.com