Attractions of Tamaulipas

"EL CIELO"
Meaning "The Sky", this spectacular setting listed as Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO in the year 1985, is located over part of the range known as the eastern Sierra Madre and over the Tropic of Cancer, for which it contains an invaluable biodiversity which includes pine, oak, thicket, and tropical forests, as well as aquatic vegetation. Extending for 144,000 hectares, this reserve inhabited by many endemic local species,
is located between the state municipalities of Gomez Farias, Llera, Jaumave, and Ocampo.

The entrance to "El Cielo" contains the common land of San Jose, organized by local cooperatives in charge of running all tourist services offered throughout the area, such as accommodation, restaurants, communications, and transportation.

The unique experience of enjoying three different ecosystems along a straight road of only 21 kilometers long can only be found at "El Cielo", Tamaulipas. Thick and leafy tropical vegetation gives way to reddish soils home to very tall pine and oak trees, which in turn lead to the entrance of a deep and humid cave.

This great ecological diversity results in an equally diverse range of recreational possibilities, such as long vigorous walks and trekking, camping, rock climbing, rappel,
spelunking, bird watching, mountain biking, or eco-tourism tours, just to name a few.

HUNTING TOURISM

Thirty hunting fields makes Tamaulipas the leader in this sort of specialized tourism in Mexico. Thousands of fans of this activity classified as sustainable attend the state in search of coveted and highly valued trophies such as white-tail deer in winter and white-wing pigeon in autumn, as well as many others including buffalo, fallow deer, wild-boar, turtledove, wild lamb, pheasant, goose and bison.

Moving on to the waters, both fresh and from the Gulf of Mexico, the state offers an ample space for the practice of sport fishing. In-land, aficionados may choose from a range of state reservoirs which include the Vicente Guerrero, Emilio Portes Gil, Ramiro Caballero, Real de Borbon, Pedro Mendez, and Republica Española dams. On the other hand, as much as 420 kilometers of coasts along the Gulf allows for a different kind of catch, such as marlin or shad.

BEACHES
Several coasts of the state of Tamaulipas run along the Gulf of Mexico, still inan initial stage of development regarding tourist infrastructure, but offering a lovely a more tranquil setting nevertheless. The most desirable ones are called La Pesca, Carbonera, Bagdad, Barra del Tordo, and Miramar.

TAXUM : Natural History Museum of Tamaulipas
The fascinating natural world may be discovered through the attractive and interactive galleries found within the Taxum museum. Enjoying first-class installations, this cultural institution promotes the studying of science and research through enjoyable activities organized into five major themes : ecology and the environment, paleontology, mycology, zoology and biodiversity.

THE MACT : Museum of Contemporary Art of Tamaulipas

Art supporter and an active collaborator in the development of thosecommunities of local origin, the MACT museum exhibits works of local, national, and international artists, and also provides a space for the spreading of Mexican crafts in the FonArt shop located within the museum.

TAMATAN ZOO
This attraction allows visitors to immerse into the animal world but within the natural environment proper to each species; this means the zoo not so much exhibits the animals, but rather allows visitors to observe them as the freely go about their lives within their very natural habitats.

"EL NACIMIENTO"
Meaning "The Birth", this natural resort is home to one of the deepest underwater caves found anywhere, and which offers the possibility of swimming, diving or renting a boat for a comfortable ride across its waters.

"NOVILLO" CANYON
Novillo standing for young bull, this natural setting, surrounded by natural spas and caves, is the ideal spot for those inclined towards vigorous outdoor activities, like rappel, rock climbing, and mountain biking.

"LA PEREGRINA" CANYON
Meaning "The Pilgrim", this site offers a more passive approach to visitors such as bird-watching, since the canyon is inhabited by endemic and exotic bird species like the red-head parrot or the red-neck wide-peak .
 

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