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The park is very close to the city center , great for jogging, biking or just walking around, have a pic-nic, there used to be a small zoo but it was closed, I love the view, you can see the Tampico bridge that connect us with the state of Veracruz and the Metropolitan Theater or if you turn left you spot the city center. There's also a bridge to cross the lake if you want to visit the theater and museum or the feria on April.
In this lake there are aligators which you can watch getting a sunbath from a mirador, they're famous and have names. Oh and if you see some holes in the grass it's just crabs living there they camouflage. I take my dogs to walk there, I like this spot, there's also a small playground and a cafeteria or if you prefer you can buy drinks, sandwiches, etc. crossing the boulevard at the 'oxxo' store it's cheaper.
You can take a tour on a boat around the lake or to the city center on a panoramic bus. The metropolitan park has hosted the Champboat GrandPrix a motorboats competition.
Updated Feb 27, 2007
Address: Perimetral Boulevard
Miramar Beach is one of the greatest attractions enjoyable, when visiting Tampico, located northeast of Tampico within the city limits of neighboring Ciudad Madero.
Ten kilometers of fine white sand together with a low degree of slope on its continental shelf plus its gentle waves allow you to advance tens of yards without the water reaching your waistline, making this beach the perfect place to enjoy the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico as well as practicing aquatic sports as sailing, jet skiing and net fishing.
On the southern edge of Miramar Beach you will come upon El Malecon, also known as Las Escolleras, where you will see a monument to The Fallen Seamen, built in homage of those who perished on Mexican vessels during World War II. El Malecon is a strip of pavement constructed into the ocean during the Porfirio Diaz era (1895), and includes a beacon; this strip also serves to channel the Panuco River into the Gulf of Mexico. From it you can watch and admire the arrivals and departures of both small fishing vessels and large ocean liners.
Written Oct 4, 2002
If you don't want to use the hotel cabs because they are more expensive and you take one from the street be sure to ask what the fare is before you get in, if you are going from the beach to downtown Tampico the fare should be around (30-50 pesos) $3 -$5 dls tops but for other distances it shouldn't be more than $3dls.
If you are coming on Spring Break they tend to increase fares be sure to ask first.
Written Feb 27, 2007
BERNAL HILL (Cerro del Bernal), 2 hours to the West, an outstanding rock 300 meters above ground level. Climbing guides available.
COASTAL SANDBAR, 2 hours to the North, 200 kms sandbar, unspoiled lonely beaches, great fishing. Gulf of Mexico at right, Laguna Madre (Mother Lagoon) at left.
Written Oct 6, 2002
The Pyramid at the 'Colonia Las Flores'
This Pyramid is located on Avenida Chairel in the section of town known as Colonia Flores, just two blocks from Avenida Hidalgo by way of Azahar street. Constructed by the Huasteco Indians between the years of 600 B.C. and 1200 B.C., This pyramid made of mud, sand, seashells and ceramics , and its exterior coated with mortar, lime, and sand was once merely one of forty, and was used for rituals to indigenous gods.
Visiting fours are from 10:00 A.M. through 5:00 P.M. Tuesdays through Sundays (Mondays are closed), and Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Written Oct 4, 2002