Holiday Inn Express Tampico
Travel Blogs from Tampico
We arrive in Tampico tired and get a taxi out to a hotel that no longer exists. Our taxi driver suggests another which is undergoing building work, and we end up at the beach front where half the hotels are stupidy expensive towers of sanity, or grimy part-time brothels. We end up back at the bus station and buy our tickets out for the next morning!
We arrived back in Mexico on Sunday the 12th of September. It was a great trip down from Portland but we were very tired. We drove about 10 hours every day. As some of you know we had a sister from here that was visiting Portland ride back with us. "Karen" When we arrived back in Altamira her mother had a delicious meal waiting for us. See why we love it here. The brothers are really wonderful. Anyway, I will try to show some pictures of our travels through the US. It was so beautiful.
... and hope to find a place to stay. It’s either that or we ask to sleep in the parking lot. I REALLY didn’t want to try sleeping in the truck in rural Mexico in the middle of nowhere in some desolate parking lot. We had not planned on driving through Altamira so we didn’t really know the route. Us gringos stuck out like a sore thumb in downtown Altamira dodging mopeds, cars, and pedestrians. The Texas ...
... ride in the country!! Not bad!! Not like the war stories you hear online!! We made our way finally to mex hwy 180 and off to Tampico. Made some stops for food road side Tacos with beef cooked in front of you over a open pit is the bomb!!!Getting gas wasnt bad, Just watched the attendant dd the math and of we went!! truck ran better on the non ethonol gas. Ohh, when you cross the border ...
Our goal was to get to Tampico, Mexico by 4 or 5 in the afternoon, so when we saw that cars were parked 3 deep in the courtyard of San Martin Hotel, we wished we'd slept in a little longer, or parked somewhere else. Des maneuvered the bikes past the first two cars, but could go no further, as his passage was blocked by a van. Luckily, the office lady saw what was going on and said she would get the owner of the van, which was blocking our exit, to move ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility