This was a one night stopover for us while driving along the Texas Gulf Coast. Palacios was possibly named by early shipwreaked Spanish sailors who claimed they saw a vision of three palaces on the shores of the bay. But this is a popular legend so who knows. It is midway between Corpus Christi and Houston on Tres Palacios Bay which is a part of Matagorda Bay.
The town of just over 5,000 people is the third largest shrimping port on the Texas Gulf Coast but has proclaimed itself to be the “shrimp capital of Texas”. We overnighted at an RV park adjacent to the harbor and we could see the impressive number of shrimping boats for a town of this size.
Next stop: Galveston, TX