Villahermosa extends along the western shore of the Grijalva River, and has an irregular network of roads that passes by lagoons, swamps and wetlands. In addition to the modern comforts of the city (shopping centers, hotels, quality restaurants, etc.) and an oil-funded prosperity, two characteristics distinguish Villahermosa from other cities in southern Mexico: its beautiful parks and the Tabasco, who enjoy meeting in large social gatherings.
The western side of the city has beautiful lakes lined by parks with stone paths, royal palm trees, well-kept gardens, conference centers and outdoor theaters. Flowered tropical trees (especially in March and April), howler monkeys, and dense foliage give a touch of vibrant color and an unmistakable exotic quality to this "Emerald of the Southeast."
The Ruta del Cacao al Chocolate, offers visits to the cocoa plantations, a seed that transformed the world into chocolate; in it you can visit cocoa farms as well as the archaeological zone of Comalcalco, unique within the Mayan world.
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- Inaugurated in 1980 on the third anniversary of the death of the poet Carlos Pellicer, the Regional Museum of Anthropology of Villahermosa houses 770 archaeological pieces of the region mainly of the Olmec and Mayan culture, making evident the greatness of the pre-Hispanic civilizations. During your tour you will see pieces in mud, stucco, bone, metal, stone and shell, from the La Venta, Jonuta, Jaina Island and other settlements.
- Do not miss the opportunity to know the Archaeological Zone of Comalcalco. In Nahuatl the name means “the place of the house of the comales” and perhaps it is due to the bricks used in its architecture and that resemble the comales used in Mexico. The place was a provincial site of Palenque, in spite of its 160 kilometers of distance between one and the other, which indicates the expansion of the Maya. You can see the Great Acropolis, the Sunken Park system, the Palace and temples made of palm, wood, mud and shells.
- The La Venta Museum is located next to the Laguna de las Illusions. The characteristic of this museum is that it is outdoors, hence it is also considered a park. Devised by the Tabasco poet Carlos Pellicer, it is made up of pieces discovered on the La Venta site in 1925 and which the poet managed to rescue. In the park the typical flora and fauna of the region were rescued, to give a more realistic touch to the monumental exhibits of the Olmec culture.
- The Archaeological Zone of La Venta represents the height of the Olmec civilization and is located in the middle of a swampy area on the side of the Tonalá river. Having been an important political and religious center, in the tour you will be able to observe ten different architectural complexes. The most outstanding is a huge conical land construction with 34 meters high.
- Inside the Papagayo Interactive Museum you will find more than 130 permanent exhibitions in which, through the game, children will develop their intellectual capacity and acquire a lot of scientific and technological knowledge. The museum is divided into five rooms: Think, Imagine, Live, Play and Care; each of which will contribute some knowledge topic.
But that’s not all
- Spend a family day aboard the zoofari among the jungle, orchid, lagoons, zoo in Yumka.
- Walk through the Grottos of Coconá, caves of great beauty, where you can observe a large number of stalactites along almost 500 meters.
- Visit the incredible landscapes of the Pantanos de Centla Biosphere Reserve, considered the most important wetland area in North America and the fifteenth worldwide.
- Tour the Hacienda La Luz, where you can understand the process of making one of everyone's favorite foods, chocolate.
- Enjoy the Eco Parque Agua Selva, which is located in the Huimanguillo jungle, and is ideal for being in contact with nature, and observing its beautiful flora and fauna.