Playa Miramar is the main city beach with all the hotels, restaurants, bars and other shops. In the aerial below, notice where the sand changes from darker to lighter. The darker sand is fine grained and easy to walk on. The lighter sand is courser and a bit harder walking, and driving is not for cars. That division on the left of the image is my unofficial boundary between the Playa Miramar and Playa Caracol.
Walking the dog on Playa Miramar. Playa Miramar is a
very wide beach with a very gentile slope. You can see here the extent
of the tides. This photo was taken in the early afternoon, when the Moon
was at the closest in its' 18 year orbit cycle. This 'Super Moon' is
slightly larger and brighter than at any other time, and causes the
highest and lowest tides, as shown here.
As you can see above, there is ample room for expansion. The upper photo is perhaps five years old. The lower photo is perhaps two years old.
At the southern entrance to the beach, you are greeted by this elegant mermaid fountain.
The first day of Spring, a holiday, and temperatures are in the upper 80's.
Surfing Playa Miramar in January.
This is where memories are made.
|Spear fishing from the north seawall of el Rio Panuco. Many people fish from here in many different ways, and they near always seem to have a good catch.||
||The image of Dr. Josè Sierra Flores, an Educator, graces Costero Blvd.
Playa Miramar on a typical summer weekend.
Playa Miramar has some of the most beautiful and well
appointed beach front facilities you will find anywhere. Style,
architecture and location make for world class vacations.
I was sitting at the beach one day and
within a half hour, about 15 dolphins swam by in three
When the dolphins surfaced, the flock of
birds that was sitting on the beach, immediately took off and
flew directly to the dolphins and started feeding just in front of
them. Now I know why they have this
fountain of the Dolphins that marks the north end of the beach.
With the winds of early spring, the beach reverts back to dunes every year and the local government does an enormous amount of work to get this ready for the spring break crowds.
The North Beach, A Playland with developments to come
Brief descriptions and entry portal to some of the things in Tampico
|| The Shells
Some good photos of some of the shells found around Tampico.
Photos and movies of some of the birds of Tampico