Tamaulipas is a cultural mosaic. In the northern, central, and southwest regions, for instance, you can observe the mix of the old and new world. It is a state rich and multifaceted, where life is calm and peaceful. History and modernity meet here, creating an almost idyllic balance which embraces nature, tradition, and culture, making it an unforgettable destination.
Tamaulipas is the perfect place for family and friends, since you can find a world of activities to learn and have a great time. You can relax in its beaches, with almost 432 km (268 mi) of coasts, where you can lounge by the sea as you enjoy the hospitality of its people.
Visiting the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve El Cielo, also declared a World Heritage Site and one of Mexico’s natural jewels. This is the perfect place for ecotourism. You can explore the history of its towns, Mier and Tula, living witnesses of epic battles which were pivotal to the making of the Mexico we know today. Here you can find a great variety of cultural expressions: culinary delights, crafts, and traditional festivities which will captivate you.
Hungry? You can try the traditional flavors of the region: enchiladas tultecas, kid in blood (tastes better than it sounds!), wood-fired gorditas, cecina (salted meat), langoustines, local cheeses, kid, and barbacoa. The food here will blow your mind.
Miramar Beach is one of the most important destinations in Tamaulipas. Located in Madero CIty, and only a few minutes from the Historic Downtown of Tampico, this beach offers fine sands, peaceful waters, and warm, radiant days. It is especially worth visiting during the months of March through July, with the arrival of the Atlantic ridley sea turtle. You can also visit the Coastal Boulevard, which offers many beach clubs, comfortable hotels, and famous restaurants offering the inimitable stuffed crab. This beach serves as the perfect backdrop for international events, such as the Nauticopa.
Be witness to the beauty of the Huasteca Tamaulipeca, a region rich in resources and natural phenomena to witness, located in the southern region of the state. Here you can visit towns like Llera, Gómez Farías, Xicoténcatl, Ocampo, Antiguo Morelos, Nuevo Morelos, Mante, Ciudad Victoria, Altamira, Tampico, and Ciudad Madero, among others, where the ancient Huastec people resided.
Other places to visit are the beaches of La Pesca, Barra del Tordo, La Carbonera, and Playa Matamoros. In the Huasteca region: Jaumave, Presa Vicente Guerrero, Llera y Palmillas, Mante. Cities like Nuevo Laredo, Matamoros, Reynosa, and Río Bravo.
Things to see and do
sailing, surfing, skiing, kayaking, windsurfing, kitesurfing, snorkeling and scuba diving, fishing, golf, soccer and beach volleyball, rappel, hiking, boating, mountain biking, hunting.
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