Proud northern state, home of the traditional huapango dance and beautiful land and seascapes
The state of Tamaulipas stands proud in northern Mexico. In its rich landscapes you will find beautiful coastline and mountain panoramas crossed by scenic roads. Tamaulipas offers many ways to enjoy a visit full of adventure, nature and culture.
North, south, east or west, every part of Tamaulipas has ideal places to enjoy the land and the water. The Carbonera, Miramar, Baghdad, Soto la Marina and Barra del Tordo beaches are the most popular with tourists, thanks to the calm beauty of their Gulf of Mexico waters where you can dive, snorkel, surf, kayak and fish. Another way to spend your vacation on the water in Tamaulipas is with an exciting river rafting adventure.
Trekking, hiking, camping, rock climbing and mountain biking are some of the different ways you can tour roads and trails in Tamaulipas to enjoy its beautiful landscapes. Hunting is another sport you can enjoy in Tamaulipas, where one of Mexico’s hunting ranchos is located.
Divided into 43 municipalities, the state still maintains a provincial peacefulness that will surround you through a relaxed tour of its rich architectural jewels. Among these are the Byzantine Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the red brick English-style Edificio de la Aduana (Customs Building), both in the city of Tampico. In Ciudad Victoria, you can visit the Neoclassical Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Refugio (Our Lady of Refuge), and the huge Art Deco Palacio de Gobierno (Government House).
You can taste the special flavors of Tamaulipas in its abundant array of traditional dishes. The specialty of the region is the popular tampiqueña steak; enjoy it to the beat of a huapango, the musical genre that distills the cultural essence of Tamaulipas, a spirit you can also observe in the fine crafts born out of the imagination of local artisans.
Climate: Warm and humid
Temperature: 74 ºF / 23.5 ºC
Location: Northeastern Mexico
Area: 30,956 sq miles
Capital: Ciudad Victoria