Skip to Content

38 Best and Fun Things To Do In Tampico, Mexico

TouristWire Editors

Located along the Gulf of Mexico, Tampico offers the ideal setting for those seeking a peaceful beach vacation.

One of the most popular places to visit here is of course, the beach. If you’re looking for one that’s relatively quiet, with opportunities for swimming and sunbathing, Miramar is your best option.

Other outdoor activities and attractions here include Carpenter’s Lagoon, which is great for walking, jogging, and cycling; Canal la Cortuda, where you can see a wide variety of wildlife; and the Parque Metropolitano de Tampico with its spectacular views of Carpenter’s Lagoon.

For history buffs and those looking to learn more about local and indigenous culture, the Museo de la Cultura Huasteca features hundreds of artifacts and exhibits detailing the area’s past.

The Las Flores Pyramid is another must-see for anyone interested in the Hausteca tribe, who are considered the original inhabitants of the area.

For more information about what to do in Tampico, check out our list of recommendations below

The 38 Most Popular Things To Do In Tampico, Mexico

38. Tampico 833

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

800px-lancha tur%c3%adstica

Credit: AnbyG, License, Wikimedia commons

37. Paseo en lancha

4.0 ★★★★☆ (1 review)


Credit: Jesé Medrano Escobar, Google Maps

Location: General I Zaragoza 302 Tamaulipas Tampico Tamps

36. casa Gándara

2.5 ★★★☆☆ (2 reviews)

Location: Cap Emilio Carranza Zona Centro Tampico Tamps

35. Malecón

5.0 ★★★★★ (3 reviews)

Af1qipmgdgfjzicqkgqudzuudbz9fofnxnmttoyhswm =w296-h202-n-k-no

Credit: Edith Davenport, Google Maps

Location: Blvd Costero 11 Playa Miramar Cd Madero Tamps

34. Letras monumentales “Tampico”

4.8 ★★★★★ (16 reviews)


Credit: Anahí Martínez, Google Maps

Location: 89337 Tampico Tamaulipas

33. Laguna de las Tortugas

4.5 ★★★★★ (31 reviews)


Credit: Mario Rafael Gómez Alanis, Google Maps

32. Kiosco “Pulpo Rosa”

4.8 ★★★★★ (49 reviews)

739px-el pulpo rosa

Credit: EneasMx, License, Wikimedia commons

Location: Plaza de Armas Zona Centro Tampico Tamps

31. Diamante Casino

4.5 ★★★★★ (102 reviews)

Af1qipmwb7mdsjoywvrrxnnprilderx4o 0puatwhsk8=w296-h202-n-k-no

Credit: victor pecero, Google Maps

Location: Carr Tampico Mante 6806 Arenal Tampico Tamps

Web Address:

30. Área De Protección La Vega Escondida

4.4 ★★★★☆ (121 reviews)

Af1qipma 0a2bhqiakjmx2xb4zz5ixnlbzy41 t9r3 q=w296-h202-n-k-no

Credit: Guillermo Gamez Uzeta, Google Maps

Location: Colon 102 Palacio Municipal tercer piso Centro Tampico Tamps

Tel:  833-229-2710

29. Dunas Doradas

4.7 ★★★★★ (175 reviews)

Af1qipneiguvyxivx uqfhobmvsc50pd5yoohqdcfb5q=w296-h202-n-k-no

Credit: Anaid Rangel, Google Maps

Location: Libramiento Luis km 9+700 Tamps

Tel:  833-246-8237

28. Piramide de Las Flores

4.1 ★★★★☆ (178 reviews)

337px-pir%c3%a1mide de las flores

Credit: Fguevarat, License, Wikimedia commons

Location: Chairel S N Las Flores Tampico Tamps

Tel:  834-306-0160

27. MATT Museo del Automóvil Tampico Tamps.

4.8 ★★★★★ (241 reviews)



Location: Diagonal Sur   Nte 611 Los Pinos Tampico Tamps

Tel:  833-688-9132

Web Address:

26. Recreativo Chairel Park

4.5 ★★★★★ (262 reviews)

Af1qipnv9pn vbb870nga c1r1d2jpqgedkmjtgtnkjz=w296-h202-n-k-no

Credit: Baduel C, Google Maps

Location: 89239 Tancol 116 Chairel Tampico Tamps


4.3 ★★★★☆ (289 reviews)

Af1qipnkwbossckflc8as7m0r45xymampc 6axufv6im=w296-h202-n-k-no

Credit: Antonio Hernández Martínez, Google Maps

Location: 89000 Lomas del Chairel Tampico Tamps

24. Museo de la Cultura Huasteca

4.6 ★★★★★ (313 reviews)


Credit: Dorothee Hildebrandt, Google Maps

Location: Blvd A Lopez Mateos Obrera Tampico Tamps

Tel:  833-210-2217

23. Parque De Barrio Delfino Resendiz

4.2 ★★★★☆ (446 reviews)

Af1qippnoivxhqjndgd3cd7ayske 61cvcb34gkaky69=w296-h202-n-k-no

Credit: Gabriela Avalos conti, Google Maps

Location: Agustin Melgar s n Delfino Resendiz Cd Madero Tamps

Tel:  833-141-5604

Web Address:

22. Playa Hermosa

4.1 ★★★★☆ (449 reviews)

Af1qipot4ibvjsvtxetvq4 w8xole86n2vllrivpixfx=w296-h202-n-k-no

Credit: Ubaldo Hernandez, Google Maps

21. Casa de la Cultura de Tampico

4.5 ★★★★★ (770 reviews)


Credit: Omar LLera, Google Maps

Location: Lauro Aguirre 105 Melchor Ocampo Tampico Tamps

Tel:  833-305-2628

Web Address:

20. Plaza Hijas De Tampico

4.4 ★★★★☆ (1,165 reviews)


Credit: Luis Angel Cruz, Google Maps

Location: Heroe de Nacozari S N Zona Centro Tampico Tamps

Web Address:

19. BARCO Museo del Niño

4.5 ★★★★★ (1,257 reviews)


Credit: mareva aguilar, Google Maps

Location: Av Emilio Portes Gil 2302 Obrera Tampico Tamps

Tel:  833-125-8020

Web Address:

18. Paseo La Cortadura – Inicio de Recorrido en Lancha

4.5 ★★★★★ (1,539 reviews)

Af1qipnxvrbkcjz91b583xjsycoa uh3l1gwfzrj10gw=w296-h202-n-k-no

Credit: hector leonardes, Google Maps

Location: 2 de Enero 302 Tamaulipas Tampico Tamps

17. Parque Champayan Laguna

4.5 ★★★★★ (1,636 reviews)

Af1qipom182w2bqnxkwef hup3z8eqnoylsrnnscqehy=w296-h202-n-k-no

Credit: Nancy Aracely Rodriguez Martinez, Google Maps

Location: C Juarez 10 Zona Centro Altamira Tamps

16. General Pedro José Méndez Park

4.1 ★★★★☆ (1,724 reviews)


Credit: Rafael Briceño Lara, Google Maps

Location: Alvaro Obregon 324 Zona Centro Tampico Tamps

Tel:  800-908-0048

15. Plaza Gobernadores

4.6 ★★★★★ (3,419 reviews)

Af1qipmp meleatka7y 31khgeccshbct5kob13u7rh3=w296-h202-n-k-no

Credit: cklaudiia leal, Google Maps

Location: Blvd Costero S N Playa Miramar Cd Madero Tamps

Web Address:

14. Mirador De Cocodrilos, Laguna Del Carpintero

4.4 ★★★★☆ (4,499 reviews)

800px-cocodrilo mexicano de la laguna del carpintero

Credit: AnbyG, License, Wikimedia commons

Location: BODEGA GAS F Velasquez SN C Laguna del Carpintero Tampico Tamps

13. Sirenas Playa Miramar

4.7 ★★★★★ (7,072 reviews)


Credit: Jose Enrique Loojep Lizama, Google Maps

Location: Playa Miramar Ciudad Madero Tamaulipas

12. Delfines Playa Miramar

4.7 ★★★★★ (7,270 reviews)


Credit: julio cortes, Google Maps

Location: Playa Miramar Ciudad Madero Tamaulipas

11. Laguna Del Carpintero Tampico

4.6 ★★★★★ (9,276 reviews)

800px-laguna de carpintero - tampico mx2

Credit: GabboMatamoros, License, Wikimedia commons

Location: 89000 La Laguna del Carpintero Tampico Tamps

Web Address:

10. Parque Metropolitano de Tampico

4.6 ★★★★★ (11,763 reviews)

Location: Blvd Fidel Velazquez Laguna del Carpintero Tampico Tamps

Our Top picks

9. Canal la Cortadura

4.6 ★★★★★ (140 reviews)


Credit: Abraham Piña M., Google Maps

8. Tampico Bridge

4.6 ★★★★★ (282 reviews)

800px-tampico bridge

Credit: AnbyG, License, Wikimedia commons

Location: Guadalupe Victoria Tampico Tamaulipas

7. Old Customs of Tampico

4.6 ★★★★★ (739 reviews)

Af1qipoc0kjjhyhdu-3tm6te0wdpgcqskcjzigg om9k=w296-h202-n-k-no

Credit: AMADIZ FOTOBLOG, Google Maps

Location: Zona Centro Tampico Tamaulipas

6. Carpenter’s Lagoon

4.6 ★★★★★ (908 reviews)

800px-tampico bridge

Credit: AnbyG, License, Wikimedia commons

5. Tampico Cathedral

4.7 ★★★★★ (1,046 reviews)

420px-catedral de tampico.

Credit: JuanGLoya, License, Wikimedia commons

Location: Cap Emilio Carranza 101 Zona Centro Tampico Tamps

Tel:  833-212-3236

4. Fray Andrés de Olmos Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (3,338 reviews)


Credit: Fermin J. Lozano Gonzalez, Google Maps

Location: Tancol SN S PARQUE PUBLICO RECREATIVO CHAIREL Fray Andres de Olmos Tampico Tamps

Web Address:

3. Plaza de la Libertad

4.6 ★★★★★ (7,186 reviews)

720px-tampico%2c plaza de la libertad %2824158048659%29

Credit: SMU Central University, License, Wikimedia commons

Location: Plaza de la Libertad Benito Juarez 306 Zona Centro Tampico Tamps

Web Address:

2. Escolleras Miramar

4.7 ★★★★★ (17,671 reviews)


Credit: Majain Roberto Abugaber Acevedo (MRobert), Google Maps

Location: Golfo de Playa Miramar Cd Madero Tamps

Tel:  833-259-5036

1. Plaza de Armas Tampico

4.6 ★★★★★ (18,516 reviews)

449px-kiosko monumental tampico%2c plaza de armas

Credit: Nanahuatl, License, Wikimedia commons

Location: Salvador Diaz Miron 108 Zona Centro Tampico Tamps

Web Address:

Final Words:

Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Tampico, Mexico! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

Join the TouristWire community

At TouristWire, our team works tirelessly to bring you the most comprehensive itineraries and reviews to help you plan your next trip. Don’t miss out, join our mailing list and our reviews delivered directly to your mailbox!