Visitor Information

Zapata, Texas is the home of Falcon Reservoir and Dam and a town with very unique attractions often called “the best kept secret in Texas”…. We welcome visitors with a warm and folksy style. We are located 50 miles south of Laredo and 200 miles south of San Antonio on the Mexican Border along the shores of Falcon Lake, and we are the gateway to the Rio Grande Valley.

The conveniences and attractions of a modern resort coupled with the world class fishing, hunting and birding is what draws thousands of visitors to the area each year, and has brought many back to live. The vibrant business climate and the friendly people call Zapata County home. With the waters of Falcon Lake and the mountains of Mexico as a backdrop, you will witness some of the most spectacular sunsets. From sunrise to sunset, the area is a great playground for fishing, water skiing, sailing, bird watching, hunting, golf, shopping and visiting some of the most historic villages in the state of Texas. As the day winds down with the spectacular sunsets over the lake, you will want to visit the large selection of restaurants available for your choosing then retreat to one of our hotels, lodges or bed & breakfasts. 

Welcome to the Home of Falcon Lake, Zapata.

Get your 2016-2017 Zapata Visitors Guide at the Zapata County Chamber of Commerce or review it online by clicking on the Magazine Cover.