In spite of being the smallest municipality of Tamaulipas State, Ciudad Madero is a growing city with a great economic and tourist potential. The whole municipality is practically one big city full of services, stores and the necessary infrastructure that welcome visitors from Mexico and the world. Although its main activity is oil extraction (the Madero Refinery is one of the most modern in all Latin America), along with industry and commerce, Madero boasts of a beautiful beach, nightlife and places of interest to visit.
Ciudad Madero is located to the south of Tamaulipas, bordering Veracruz State and the Panuco River. Located in front of the majestic Gulf of Mexico, in the Coastal Plain, a flat region with dunes, it is 277 km from Ciudad Victoria, capital of the State. The name of the city comes from Francisco I Madero, originator of the Mexican Revolution. The young city was built in 1939, becoming one of the most progressive cities in the north of Mexico.
Ciudad Madero’s main tourist attraction is Miramar Beach; in fact, it’s one of the most important attractions in the northeast of Mexico. It features 10 km of coastline, white sand and clean, safe and calm water, surrounded by dunes and featuring a great quality hotel infrastructure. By the seashore, visitors enjoy volleyball and beach soccer games; enjoy relaxing activities such as walks and horseback rides, or practice skiing and other water activities in the beach. The 5 km Coastal Boulevard, popularly known as Las Escolleras, features plenty of hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, stores and tourist attractions. One of the most famous events, the Carnival, with its distinctive joy, is also held over this boulevard.
The main buildings, monuments and tourist attractions that tourists can visit in the city are the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Cathedral, San Juan Bosco Church, Monumento a los Marinos Caidos, Casa de Cultura and its respective Theater, Madero Refinery and the Sindicato Petrolero Recerational Center, Plaza Isauro Alfaro, Glorieta de los Delfines, Centro de Convivencias de Ciudad Madero, Parque Unidad Nacional and Espacio Cultural Metropolitano, as well as the many hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, bars and nightlife clubs.