10 Things to Do in Tampico That You Shouldn't Miss

February 19, 2018 Terina Blouin

Tampico is a city and port in the southeastern part of the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. It is located on the north bank of the Pánuco River, about 10 kilometres (6 mi) inland from the Gulf of Mexico, and directly north of the state of Veracruz. Tampico is the fifth-largest city in Tamaulipas, with a population of 314,418 in the city proper and 929,174 in the metropolitan area.
Restaurants in Tampico

1. Las Escolleras

Tampico 89340, Mexico
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
10%
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

Las Escolleras

Reviewed By ameg93 - Tampico, Mexico

you can enjoy how the bluse skies blend with the deep blue sea and the Panuco River. You can live the unique experience of feeding racoons at sunset. Perfect place for running, walking or strolling along the path. At night you can also enjoy a drink and music. Best time to go with kids around 5-7 pm

2. Laguna del Carpintero

Blvd. Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Tampico, Mexico
Excellent
41%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 191 reviews

Laguna del Carpintero

Reviewed By moondog45 - Tampico, Mexico

This is a highly touted tourist attraction by the city of Tampico, when, in fact, it is one of the most contaminated areas of water, chemical soup, in all of Mexico. Most of the drainage from the streets and sewers of the city is poured into this body of water. That includes, human and animal feces, oil, sludge, heavy metals, etc. Even the illustrated alligators are trying their best to leave this area, hence their discovery in nearby Neighborhoods. Until the city cleans up their corrupt practices, and drainage programs, this area should have an "off limits, dangerous to human, and animal life" sign posted on all margins of the laguna. Don't go!

3. Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion

Plaza de Armas, Tampico, Mexico
Excellent
55%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion

Reviewed By COCowboy - Colorado Springs, CO

Like many cities in Mexico, the central square has a Cathedral and typically government buildings and restaurants. Tampico is not different. The Cathedral is nice. It was in renovations when I visited, so I was only able to peek inside. It is beautiful inside, but not much different from cathedrals in similar sized cities. The plaza has a large gazebo and plenty of places to sit and enjoy the Tampico heat and watch people. It is an ok destination, but just ok.

4. Antigua Aduana MarItima

Rio Panuco, Tampico 89000, Mexico
Excellent
55%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

Antigua Aduana MarItima

Reviewed By 1969ViajeroFrecuente - Kingsville, Texas

We went to the Aduana building and museum. The entrance it's 1 dollar. To get into the museum. They show a movie telling the history about independence of Mexico was after Mexican soldiers defeat Spanish soldiers in Tampico.

5. Altama City Center

Avenida Ejercito Mexicano 700 | Col. Primavera, Tampico 89136, Mexico +52 833 478 1100
Excellent
59%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

Altama City Center

Shopping Center with an amazing variety of stores, restaurants, cinemas and fast food, there are also options for entertainment and play grounds. Is definitely the best choice to hang out with family and friends and spend your day.

Reviewed By The_World_Tourister - Denver, Colorado

Good place to shop and eat but excruciatingly difficult to park and leave. There are absolutely no signs in the parking lot, people park wherever and however they want and security will do nothing about it. The place is beautiful bright and shiny with a good amount of options but once you have to leave, getting out of the parking lot is also much more complicated than it should be.

6. Canal de la Cortadura

Tampico 89000, Mexico
Excellent
40%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
10%
Terrible
0%
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4 based on 10 reviews

Canal de la Cortadura

Reviewed By alisoncona - Tampico, Mexico

This is just the canl that connects the carpintero lagoon with the river. There are a few rest stops along the length of the canal bit not much to do, no activities or anything like that. Might be good for a picnic or just a walk.

7. Suenos Humedos- Boat Day Tours

Fray Andres de Olmos Park, Lake Chairel | Bajada San Pedro, Colonia Fray Andres de Olmos, Tampico 89229, Mexico
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
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0%
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5 based on 5 reviews

Suenos Humedos- Boat Day Tours

Floating Bar that sails at sunset to enjoy the view and classic Rock & Roll. Why would you go anywhere else to get whet? CLOSED AT THE MOMENT. ON STRIKE DUE TO MAJOR CONTAMINATION OF THE CITY'S DRINKING WATER SUPPLY BY THE CITY AND STATE AUTHORITIES PUMPING RAW SEWAGE, HYDROCARBONS, HEAVY METALS, AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS INTO LAKE CHAIREL.

Reviewed By moondog45 - Tampico, Mexico

If you want to just kick back and enjoy the most beautiful sunsets and moon rises in Tampico, get on down to the Fray Andres del Olmos park, and climb aboard the relaxing floating, two story bar, Suenos Humedos. This has got to be the most tranquil, safe diversion in the city. Not only can you enjoy your favorite drinks, and cold beer, but you may also throw your feet up on a chair and enjoy the daily cruises throughout the Chairel lake, while enjoying the beautiful sunset, and watching the assorted wildlife in the lake. Other boats even pull alongside, and order a drink to go. The cruises last an hour and a half, and are well worth the 60 pesos fee. Prices of drinks and beer are very reasonable, and the service is excellent. We highly recommend this "barquito" as a relaxing place to spend the afternoon, or evening. The bar is open from Thursday to Sunday, from 3:00 pm to 2:00 am each day, except Sunday, closing time is midnight.

8. Escape Rooms Mexico Tampico

Avenida Universidad 601 A | Calle 5, Col. Los Pinos, Tampico 89139, Mexico +52 833 274 2409
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
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5 based on 3 reviews

Escape Rooms Mexico Tampico

Escape Rooms Mexico es una empresa mexicana, dedicada a crear los mejores cuartos de escape, tenemos dos temas increibles: La santa inquisicion y Zombie Police Station. Todos son escenarios perfectos para escapar de la realidad a una experiencia unica.

Reviewed By Silvia L

Súper recomendando, un concepto único en la zona. Para pasar un muy buen momento con la familia y amigos. El dueño es muy amable y se preocupa en todo momento de que tengas una grata experiencia.

9. Centro Comercial 3 Arcos

Av. Regiomontana s/n | Fraccionamiento El Naranjal, Tampico 89100, Mexico +52 833 213 6587
Excellent
100%
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0%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Centro Comercial 3 Arcos

10. Cinepolis MacroXE Tampico

Prolongacion Avenida Hidalgo 5107 Fraccionamiento Flamboyanes, Tampico 89330, Mexico +52 55 2122 6060
Excellent
0%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
25%
Terrible
25%
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2.5 based on 4 reviews

The best digital projection and sound technology.

Reviewed By hectorjosuegomez - Reynosa, Mexico

Debido a que es el único cinépolis en la zona por lo regular esta muy lleno... No cuenta con salas VIP pero al lado hay una tienda Sanborns :D La experiencia es igual que en cualquier cinépolis del país, la mejor opción en Tampico.

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