Cross the Tampico Bridge in the day and at night! The views are outstanding and well worth the cost of the toll bridge ($1.50 USD when we last crossed on Dec 28, 2000)In the day, you'll see the port, river, and city, very clearly. In the night, the lights are outstandingly beautiful. There is not much traffic, so have someone else drive and slowly...more
There are plenty. VIPS which has several locations in the Tampico-Madero area. This is an upscale chain, with magazines and novelty items available for purchase in the adjoining section of each restaurant.This is the place to be seen in Tampico. The Madero site is very nice & newest, but the Plaza Libertad and Tres Arcos Locations, are...more
Along the Plaza Libertad there are several clubs. They are all easily within walking distance.
There is a VIPS restaurant for coffee along the plaza and an monitored underground parking garage. Most of the buildings date from the time of Porfirio Diaz and have been remodeled, so there is a sense of history along with the modern dance music.
Dress Code: Dress Nice and in style
Fly. From the South the road from Vera Cruz, Poza Rica, Tuxpan, is TERRIBLE. Coming from the North take 83 from Ciudad Victoria to Zaragosa, then to Gonzalez and Est. Manuel to Altamira. The traffic from Altamira has begun to get heavy at rush hour. If you go to Tampico from the 'T' to Soto la Marina you are in for a bad road, jammmed with large trailers moving at a snail's pace and you can't pass.
Private car. There are not as many speed bumps as in many Mexican cities. Most drivers are conservative. Beware of, and Always yield to taxis.
Start every conversation with Buenos Dias, Buenas Tardes, etc. The more polite and kinder you are, the more likely your questions will be answered. Greetings, called 'Saludos', are very important and are expected.
around downtown there's ALOT of taxis in the streets honking at ya to get in their taxis,well if your not a big fan of loud nosies pretty head out of downtown and head to the beach or just stay in your hotel and come out at night with nothing good around (unless its the summer which will still have taxis around)
In other words get used to it
Tampico is HOT and HUMID in the Summer. Mosquitoes can be bad. Bring plenty of lotion and repelent. Light tropical clothing is advised, but do NOT dress in beach attire unless you are at the beach.
In the winter, the climate is balmy, so a light jacket is a good idea.