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Tamaulipas is home to several major border cities with the United States; Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, and Matamoros.

With 270 miles / 432 km of Gulf of México shoreline, there are many beaches found up and down the coast with names like Playa Costa Azul, Playa Miramar, and Playa Tesoro.

In the southwestern area of the state, outdoor enthusiasts head to El Cielo Biosphere Reserve. This expansive protected reserve contains 356,000 acres / 144,00 hectares of true wilderness consisting of mountains and many isolated valleys. Camping, hiking, rappelling, rock climbing, cave exploration, and bird watching are some of the main activities in this pristine region of the state.

The major city in Tamaulipas is Tampico located very close to its southern border with Veracruz state. It is a port city with major players from the oil industry working there. 

Map / Quick Facts

Location: Gulf Coast Region

Capital City: Ciudad Victoria

Pueblo Magicos
Ciudad Mier

Distances from Ciudad Victoria to
Barra Soto La Marina – 110 mi / 177 km
Ciudad Mier – 270 mi / 435
Matamoros – 201 mi / 324 km
Reynosa – 207 mi / 334 km
Tampico – 147 mi / 237 km
Tula – 88 mi / 142 km

Monterrey, NL – 175 mi / 282 km
Poza Rica, VER – 278 mi / 448 km
San Luis Potosí, SLP – 207 mi / 334 km

Nearest Airports from Ciudad Victoria
Ciudad Victoria International Airport CVM
13 mi / 20 km

Tampico International Airport TAM
129 mi / 208 km

Monterrey International Airport MTY
154 mi / 247 km

San Luis Potosí International Airport SLP
154 mi / 247 km

Weather in Ciudad Victoria
Jan-Feb High 70s / Low 50s
Mar High 80s / Low 50s
Apr High 90s / Low 60s
May-Oct High 90s / Low 70s
Nov High 80s / Low 50s
Dec High 70s / Low 50s 



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