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How safe is visiting Tampico?

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How safe is visiting Tampico?

I'm planning a trip to Tampico. How safe is it to live there?

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1. Re: How safe is visiting Tampico?

Tampico went through a rough spot a few months ago. If you come, have contacts, a plan of what you want to do and follow what you contacts advise.

C P
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2. Re: How safe is visiting Tampico?

we are planning to attend a wedding in Tampico in March 2015.

Any advice would be apreciated

Calder in Halifax NS

C P
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3. Re: How safe is visiting Tampico?

we are planning to attend a wedding in Tampico in March 2015.

Any advice would be apreciated

Calder in Halifax NS

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4. Re: How safe is visiting Tampico?

You should absolutely go. As a foreigner visiting, you won't have any issues. Just pay attention to what the locals say and do and DO NOT go bar hopping at night, or driving around late. Keep the festivities where you are staying and you'll have a good time. Never found Tampico all that interesting (At least not compared to Veracruz), but it happens to be where Fidel and Che departed from to begin the revolution in Cuba. Enjoy!

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5. Re: How safe is visiting Tampico?

I have heared a lot lot of ugly stuff about Tampico, but most of this is exagerated I think. I have been in Tampico round about 12 month ago and had no problems. You will see that streets get really empty after 8 pm. Make sure that you are not alone on the street after 9-10 pm and you will be fine.

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