The seaport city of Tampico is located in the southeast area of the State of Tamaulipas. Because of the great water accessibility, the city is the country’s second most important port, after Veracruz’s Pajaritos port. And since the city is located in a truly picturesque location on the coast of the Persian Gulf, the varieties of picturesque beaches, Mexican culture, and rich nature are endless – making it the perfect escape for every member of the family.
Tampico’s historical past gives it a rather charming personality, from its ancient sandstone pyramids, to its lavish classic landmarks from the Viceroyalty period, and a stunning historical center – due to the fact that it has conserved uniformity in its architectural style, dating back to the end of the 19th century. And, as is custom in the history of Mexico, it features impressive buildings, perfectly restored with beautiful balconies, columns, and cast iron banisters.
Upon further exploration, you will find rivers, beaches and lagoons that feed the great variety of colors of flowers and vegetation. If you like sport fishing, or water rafting, Tampico is the ideal place. You cannot miss the Carpintero Lagoon, its majestic Cathedral, the Panuco River, and Plaza de Armas.
However, Miramar Beach is, without a doubt, one of the most prominent tourist attractions, and spending a day here is arguably one of the best things to do in Tampico. This beach has golden powdery sand, beautiful scenery, and comes alive beneath the exquisite Tampico weather. Delight yourself watching dolphin pods swimming in these waters and the many international ships which anchor at the mouth of the river. Try the catch of the day, as well as other typical dishes to be found at the stands along the beach.