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Located northeast of Mexico, the city and harbor of Tampico constitutes the metropolitan area of Magic South of Tamaulipas along with Altamira and Ciudad Madero. According to INEGI’s 2005 census, the metropolitan area has 803,196 people.

Time zone, central standard time, UTC-6. Zip Code 89000. Telephone area code +52 (833). Population (INEGI 2005) 303,635 people. Weather Humid subtropical, with an average temperature of 23ºC.


Tampico offers a wide variety of tourist attractions, such as the City Center: where its buildings show up architectural beauty and historic memories of the city; the Laguna del Carpintero: where you can enjoy a beautiful landscape and watch crocodiles in their natural habitat; Tampico´s Golden zone, where is located RIO VISTA INN: ideally for shopping and nighttime activities, and Miramar beach: for tanning and enjoying the sea.

Moreover, enjoy typical sea food from the Gulf of Mexico, being the local specialty stuffed crabs (jaibas rellenas), roasted meat (carne asada a la tampiqueña) and its matchless elm (negrilla), as well as other delicious dishes with local flavor.


General Francisco Javier Mina Airport, Tampico’s International Airport, is the second most important airport in northeastern Mexico. Its IATA code is TAM and its OACI code is MMTM.

Tampico testified the beginning of the civil aviation in Mexico. In the twenties, Mexicana de Aviación executed the first national flight from Tampico´s airport to Mexico City.

Nowadays, several commercial aviation firms connect the airport, making flights to international destinations such as Houston, Texas and other national destinations such as Mexico City, Monterrey, Veracruz and Ciudad del Carmen. More Information