Matamoros is a Mexican city perched on the Rio Grande, on the southern bank across from Brownsville, Texas. It is a medium-sized city at a population of half a million. Its main industries are agriculture and automotive assembly, and the city is especially known for its maquiladoras, or duty- and tariff-free manufacturing plants, which draw workers from throughout northern Mexico. There are also several festivals throughout the year that draw crowds from either side of the border.
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Best time to book a flight to Matamoros Airport
The area around Matamoros is on the warm side, with winters averaging temperatures in the 60s and summers temperatures in the 90s. The weather tends to be dry with the most precipitation occurring in September. Spring, especially April, is a popular time for the city due to an influx of visitors during Holy Week.
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Airlines that fly to Matamoros Airport
Matamoros Airport features just one regular commercial flight, which is offered by Aeroméxico Connect. Travelers from the United States can catch a direct flight to Matamoros by connecting at Mexico City.
What to expect when arriving at Matamoros Airport
The airport is a little over seven miles from the city of Matamoros. You can hire a taxi or rent a car at the airport, and it takes 20 minutes to drive into downtown by car.
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Facilities at Matamoros Airport
Matamoros Airport is a small airport surrounded by greenery. There is one terminal and boarding and disembarking occurs outside. There is a cafeteria with food and snacks so you can get refreshed for the last leg of your journey.
What to see and do in Matamoros
Due to its position at the United States border, Matamoros has been the site of many major events and even battles during various historical wars. Head to the Fortress of Casamata to learn more about the history of Matamoros from the exhibits of precolonial- and colonial-era artifacts.
Beachlovers will be excited to visit the Playa Bagdad, which is the site of many concerts, fishing tournaments and festivals throughout the year. The week before Easter, or Holy Week, is an especially active time for this beach as visitors flock to experience the many events that are held here and at Matamoros proper.
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