Tampico is a city and port located in the southeastern part of the state of Tamaulipas. It is nestled on the north bank of the Panuco River, about 6 miles (10 kilometres) inland from the Gulf of Mexico, and directly north of the state of Veracruz.
Interestingly enough, Tampico Mexico has a colonial heart much closer in essence to New Orleans than its cousin in Madrid. This historic center is well worth an afternoon of picture taking, especially around the Plaza de la Libertad, remodeled and surrounded by Art Nouveau buildings.
Families looking to go on a few quintessential Tampico excursions will want look out for tours that include the Huasteca Cultural Museum and the Las Flores Pyramid, located right in the middle of the city, for a sample of the indigenous past of Tampico.
The city is also renowned for its deep sea and freshwater sport fishing tournaments on Chairel Lagoon, the most important reservoir in the region, which also happens to be a haven for canoeing and jet skiing.
Elsewhere, Miramar Beach is consistently listed and one of the best things to do in Tampico, and is an ideal place for a sandy day of recreation.
However, the city’s true appeal is found in the many surrounding rivers and lagoons, in which the Carpintero Lagoon stands out for its beauty and natural environment and where many wild animal species can be observed.
Additionally flanked by near-perfect year-round quintessential Tampico weather, and the city becomes ripe for incredible family fun, where many Mexico adventures can be had and many memories can be made.