Tuxpan’s beach, 12km east of town, is a wide strip stretching 20km north from the Río Tuxpan’s mouth. Palapa restaurants make it a chilled-out place to eat cheap seafood and take a break from the city. Flag down the local buses marked ‘Playa’ (M$8, 25 minutes); they leave regularly from the south side of Blvd Reyes Heroles by the river quay and drop you at the south end of the beach.