Quintana, less than 10 miles from the Gulf Coast 5 Star RV Resort, is a quiet town with access to the beautiful Gulf Coast and all that nature provides. Leave the hustle and bustle behind and relax with nature.
Quintana was initially noted 1528 by the Spanish as a part of the search for Montezuma’s gold, but it wasn’t until Stephen F. Austin that it was settled as a town. Austin’s colonists landed here in 1821 and laid out the town in 1833, naming it after General Andreas Quintana. It was a popular resort for plantation owners who build huge summer homes on the beach. In the early 20th century, a hurricane demolished most of the town, but it was rebuilt and improvements made to protect the town.
While Quintana doesn’t offer a bustling city life, it does offer many options for the visitor seeking relaxation. If you’re interested in crabbing, you would do well to visit the Intracoastal Waterway. Other fishing options include the Brazos River and the Jetty’s. The latter can be found on the south side of the Freeport shipping canal. Also, an option if you’re interested in night fishing is the Fishing Pier, located within the Quintana Beach County Park.
In 1994 Quintana opened the Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary. Here you can bird while enjoying the trails and ponds or just relax on the benches. Another spot to check out birds and other wildlife is at Xeriscape Park, which features walking paths, benches, plants, and flowers.