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Tampico Things to Do

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    by Gillian_mc Updated Feb 27, 2007

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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.

    Sight of the Metropolitan Theater and the bridge The lake Tampico Bridge The touring boat. Us enjoying the park.
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    by lucyguajardo Written Oct 4, 2002

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    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.

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  • Tampico Hotels

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  • Camino Real Tampico (Av Hidalgo No 2000...

    Rooms were nice and the staff was very helpful. Food was ok, didn't really have chance to eat there...

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  • Hampton Inn Tampico Tamaulipas

    Ave. Hidalgo 6602, La Herradura, Tampico, Tamaulipas, 89364, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Fiesta Inn Tampico

    Av Hidalgo 6106 Colonia Laguna

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • City Express Tampico

    Av. Hidalgo 5820, Plaza la Herradura, Tampico, Tamaulipas, 89360, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Tampico Inn

    Av. Hidalgo No. 3408, Col. Guadalupe, Tampico, Tamaulipas, 89220, Mexico

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Rio Vista Inn

    Av. Hidalgo y Regiomontana 100, Tampico, Tamaulipas, 89349, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Holiday Inn Tampico, Tamps

    Colon 104 Zona Centro, Tampico, Mexico, 89000, Mex

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Mansion Real

    Colon No 104 Sur

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Holiday Inn Express Tampico

    Av Hidalgo 2700, TAMPICO, Mexico, 89230, MX

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

Tampico Transportation

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    by Gillian_mc Written Feb 27, 2007

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    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.

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Tampico Off The Beaten Path

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    by ephobius Written Oct 6, 2002

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    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.

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    by lucyguajardo Written Oct 4, 2002

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    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.

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