Quintana is recognized among bird enthusiasts from across the country as an ideal place to bird watch. This island is the perfect stopover for migrating birds. The Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary is full of salt cedars, dunes, gulf frontage and brackish marshes. A large observation tower, trails and benches are perfect for spotting wildlife. During the month of April volunteers provide local birding information, checklists, lead tours and help identify birds for visitors to the sanctuary.
The Quintana Beach County Park is a 51-acre beachfront park with day-use and overnight facilities. Campers can choose from full service paved RV sites or self-contained cabins. The pedestrian beach, lighted fishing pier, and access to the west jetty are the most popular attractions at the park. Other amenities include restrooms and showers, a meeting/party house complete with kitchen, an education center, covered pavilions, picnic tables, grills, playground, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and paved trail.