From Bagdad Beach of the north to the Miramar Beach of the south, Tamaulipas boasts of the majestic beaches that outline the state. The blue azure waters embrace Tamaulipa’s plains, mountains, and rivers with its 432 kilometers of coastline.
The beach areas of Tamaulipas have waves. A good example is the Port of Mataporos that does not only promise relaxing time at the beach but fresh seafood as well. You can dine in any of the port’s restaurants and you are sure to be served with the day’s freshest catch.
Now, the Port of Mezquital is different as it is a fishing port that hosts only small vessels. Tourists go there to take boat trips and to fish. It is also a versatile place for relaxation because it also has an abundant variety of birds. The Port of Mezquital is also interesting because it is the first spot of marine access to the US border.
For sports fishing, the Barrancón is definitely a favorite. Situated at the deepest portion of the lagoon, one can actually witness the fishermen doing their thing. This is the place to be when it comes to fishing because the sea is generous in this area when it comes to the volumes of available fish to catch.
One hundred seventy-nine kilometers from Mezquital is the Laguna Madre, a seemingly endless shallow lagoon. Salt levels here surpass ocean water and it is often described as “hypersaline.” This place is popular for catching shrimp, the most important catch as far as seafood is concerned in Mexico. Laguna Madre’s ecosystem is most protected.
The areas surrounding Laguna Madre give one the opportunity to relax and rewind. Not only that. You can immerse yourself in observing wildlife as well. There are white pelicans, red-head ducks, pumas, wild cats, and other animals in the area.
At the coastal part of south-central Tamaulipas is also a tourist spot called Playa La Carbonera which offers a different flavor. Located 52 km from San Fernando, it features the El Nacimiento cavern, one of the deepest and most impressive underwater caves in the world.
For families, an ideal beach would be Tepehuajes Beach which is perfect for team sports activities like beach volleyball and beach football. Although it is fun do activities and have some peace and quiet at the shore, it is impossible to swim at Tepehuajes because of safety reasons. Also, there are certain restrictions concerning the protection of the Lora turtle especially that Rancho Nuevo, a Lora turtle research camp, is located nearby.
One hundred fifty-eight kilometers from Tepehuajes, a hidden gem in the Mexican Gulf coast is Barra de Tordo that joins together waters from the sea, the lagoon and the Carrizales River. Aside from that, Barra de Tordo also has archaeological sites, sinkholes, and other attractions.