When you visit Tampico you're actually visiting 3 cities that grew until they're practically a single one: Tampico, Madero and Altamira. It's the most visited region by tourists in the state. The city is located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in south Tamaulipas state with aprox. 300000 people living in Tampico and 200000 people in Madero. The weather is hot and humid most of the year except in late December and January.
In Tampico there is something to do for everyone, is a great destination to relax or have fun with your family or friends. Madero's beach has soft golden sand and you can go in without worrying your kids might get pulled in too deep. You can also fin Golfing, great fishing trips, ecotourism, you name it.
If you are coming by plane there is the Francisco Javier Mina International Airport (TAM) that receives flights connecting in Houston, TX, Mexico City, Monterrey or Toluca depending on your airline.