Older smaller park with very friendly staff and residents. Some full-timers, some seasonal and some short term. Wi-Fi is slow but free. Swimming pool was always 85 which was great. If you don't like wind, don't come to the valley. We tolerate the wind because we like the proximity to Progresso Mexico. Our rate reflects a first timer monthly rate. Would come here again We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed for 10 days. New management is working hard to get this Resort to previous status. Prior ownership's lack of concern for RV'ers and residents led to a precipitous decline. Many of it's winter residents left for other places and RV'ers provided poor reviews on RV Park Reviews. We arrived and the Manager was waiting at the gate to be sure we arrived. GPS gave us fits while in the region, and we had to call when lost. She took us by golf cart to select a site best for us. Then, computed our rate to provide best among the various camping club discounts and the weekly rate. The larger facility is clean and the roads paved; full hook-ups, spacious sites well-maintained. Some have concrete pads to step out of your RV; otherwise, you're on grass, which is fine. No cable TV, but you'll not likely miss it with all the activities at Fig Tree or the region. And it has a decent TV signal via antenna. Restrooms/showers were under construction while we were here; but management assured us the woman's would be ready by the end of the day and they delivered with a working shower. Return another time and it will be fully functioning and modern. Park is primarily a destination of "Snow Birds/Winter Texans" and like many such resorts, there's a FULL schedule of activities. (A Sunday evening meeting of residents plans for the week and month ahead.) That's for everything from Winter Texan $10 discount seats for the RGV Killer Bees (CHL minor league hockey); Monday morning senior discount at the local multiplex followed by lunch; a trip to South Padre Island for literally the "Best Ribs" at Louis Backyard for $7.99; card games galore; free M-W-F morning dee-licious doughnuts and coffee provided by management where some of the residents gather to chat; free coffee and punch available through the day; and exercise in the pool. When we were here, the fellow cooking the weekly breakfast hadn't yet arrived. Need I go on? No? But I will; because whether you're staying a couple days, a week+ or a seasonal resident, you'll be welcomed and feel like honored family member and invited to participate in any and all of the scheduled activities. Wow! That's a difference between the average Park and Fig Tree. My take is that they won't need to use the Passport America, Campclub USA, etc., discounts to attract people much longer. Word will get around and it will be like the 25-30 year old photo of the resort near the office when it was packed during the winter, and you'll not be able to get a reservation for a short visit or will need to reserve your winter site well in-advance. The "Valley" is like that during cold Northern Winters, because the weather is an entire temperate zone further south than Houston and is a prime Snow Bird destination, for a number of reasons. Harlingen is conveniently located between larger population sources of McAllen to the west on US 83 and Brownsville or South Padre Island to the east. They have several hospitals for medical care, enough shops and restaurants in the Valley that you'll never starve. If I've any 'issue' with the Valley it is that it has grown so much since I first visited in 1993 and was last here in 2003. These days, it is mainly concrete and plazas from Brownsville to McAllen. (My two favorite restaurants: the Jerusalem Cafe and the Lone Star are closed). The other is: for a region this size, I wasn't able to locate an NPR or classic music radio station or something a Baby Boomer might enjoy. US 83 is a great 3 lane "interstate-like" expressway and the frontage roads make access pretty easy. However, because of the traffic, you're likely to hear some traffic noise regardless of where you stay in Fig Tree, and that's so for any of the dozens of Snow Bird RV Parks right along US 83. Don't let that keep you from making a reservation. You don't need earplugs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used Passport America and stayed the maximum of 3 nights. Our site was loaded with small "prickers" mixed in the grass at our site. They stuck to our shoes and, therefore, were tracked into our 5thwheel and truck. Some of the sites had concrete pads, but our site was dirt, some grass and "prickers"! We wondered if we were assigned this site because we were using Passport America. Most of the sites were seasonals with park models, but very neat. The seasonals were very friendly and helpful. The pool was immaculate. Large and very clean laundry room. There was a lot of construction on the highway in front of the park and the exit was closed. Not being familiar with the area, it was difficult getting to the park. There was a lot of traffic noise due to being so close to the highway. We would stay there again, but ask for a site that had a concrete pad. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Really enjoyed the park, the people, and the whole campground. Thought we had found a great park to winter. But it has gone down quite a bit. Can't blame the managers, owner won't put any money in it, and it shows. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate for Passport members. Fig Tree was a great find in the midst of all the big parks around that were charging much more plus a $3 resort fee when it was too cool and rainy to do much of anything. This was the friendliest park we have ever stayed, from the residents to the staff. We were there for only a few days but people were quickly urging us to stay longer. Most the people we talked to return year after year. You are recognized as a newcomer but quickly accepted. The rec room was central with many planned activities. Pool was very popular with the guys (4 tables). WIFI was available only in this area. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. Streets are concrete but almost all sites were on grass. Some with concrete patios. Sites are decent size and easy to back into. Next time we would insist on a concrete patio so it is not so messy if rainy. Right now there is a lot of construction in the area so call ahead for directions as exits may be closed. The construction frontage road barriers do make for a tight turn for a large motor home when leaving. We camped here in a Motorhome.