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Villahermosa, Emerald of the Southeast

 Villahermosa, the state capital of Tabasco, is located in the Gulf Coast region, in southeastern Mexico.

It lies in a zone that gets heavy annual rainfall. The climate is humid and tropical, with an average year-round temperature of 25º C (77º F), however it can reach up to 40º C (104º F) in the summer. Known as the Emerald of the Southeast, this modern city offers a wide variety of cultural and tourist attractions.

During your stay, you can visit parks of spectacular beauty, such as Parque-Museo La Venta and Parque Tomas Garrido Canabal, or you can check out interesting museums like the Carlos Pellicer Regional Anthropology Museum.

 

In addition, the city offers various entertainment options, particularly at the Tabasco 2000 complex, which has a planetarium, shopping mall Galerias Tabasco 2000, numerous department stores, boutiques, restaurants and a five-star hotel. There you’ll also find city government buildings El Palacio Municipal and El Centro Administrativo de Gobierno.

In Villahermosa’s surrounding areas you can enjoy magnificent natural scenery at places like Cascadas de Agua Blanca, where you’ll see mountains, jungles, lakes, rivers and the Centla Marshes, one of the wettest zones in southeast Mexico.

It is also the ideal spot for ecotourism outings, as it allows you to observe exotic examples of indigenous flora and fauna. Near the city you also can visit the Yumka Zoo and archaeological zones La Venta and Comalcalco, ancient capitals of the Olmecs and Mayans. Finally, you can do the cacao tour, an experience that will allow you to appreciate the Tabascans warm hospitality and the region’s fine cuisine.
 

 

 

 
Villahermosa Day Trips


City Tour – Daily

Tour visiting the Archeological Museum and the La Venta park, where important pieces of the Olmecan culture are perfectly displayed.

Palenque – Daily

Full day tour to visit the impressive hilltop temples, one of the most wonderful site in the whole country. The pyramids hidden in the jungle will strike your imagination. Lunch is included.

 


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