Nestled in the tip of South Texas near the center of the lower Rio Grande Valley, the city is flanked by Mexico to its southwest and the Gulf of Mexico just 25 miles to its east. A picturesque 400-foot-wide resaca waterway meanders through this culturally rich community. Heavin Resaca Trail features a waterfront path for walkers, joggers and bicyclists. This subtropical destination is a hotspot for birders and nature lovers.
Winter Texans travel south each winter to take advantage of the pleasurable climate and hospitality. San Benito has one of the state's largest RV parks. Facilities include a pool, shuffleboard court, game rooms, and arts-and-crafts workshops.