Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico


Villahermosa, the Emerald of the Southeast of Mexico, is a modern city with many attractions, from museums and natural parks to shopping centers and recreation places

About Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico

Villahermosa is the capital city of Tabasco and is a World Energy City due to its oil industry. The city extends along the Grijalva River, which has a boardwalk featuring the Entertainment and Business Boardwalk Center,  which has an outdoor theater, restaurants, and a pier to take a boat and sail along the river. In addition, the river has a pedestrian bridge with an observation point known as the Tower of the Knight, that leads to the main square, which houses the Government Palace and the Church of the Immaculate Conception, one of the oldest churches in Villahermosa.

This area of the historic center is home to the Zona Luz, comprising five traffic-free cobbled streets full of shops and cafes. On these streets you will find Casa de los Azulejos, housing the Museum of History of Tabasco with a collection of objects from the 14th to the 20th century; and the art galleries Jaguar Despertado and Casa Siempre Viva. In downtown, you can also visit the colonial-style Señor de Tabasco Cathedral, with two towers of 75 meters (246 ft) of height.

Villahermosa has many popular tourist attractions including its parks, as the Juarez Park, the ideal stage for street performers, or La Pólvora Park with a pond and a green oasis to enjoy a picnic. However, Tomás Garrido Canabal Park is perhaps the most important, and has a zoo with more than 600 species, the Museum of Natural History, and the famous La Venta Museum. This open air museum exhibits the Olmec colossal heads, stone mosaics, Mayan altars, and some species of native flora. In addition, this park is on the banks of Laguna de las Ilusiones, a symbol of the city where the bridge and Museo Elevado de Villahermosa were recently buit to exhibit the works of regional artists, where you can admire the scenery from two viewpoints.

You can visit other attractions such as the Tabasco 2000 Planetary, Museum of Popular Culture Ángel Gil Hermida, Regional Museum of Anthropology Carlos Pellicer Cámara, or the Papagayo Interactive Museum. On the outskirts of the city, you can visit Yumka' ecological park to see many animal species of the jungle, savannah, and lagoon in its natural atmosphere. Plan your trip to enjoy the Carnival, which takes place before the Ash Wednesday, or to attend the exhibitions and events of the Tabasco Fair, the most important in the state, celebrated in late April and early May.

In the surroundings of Villahermosa you can enjoy the jungle and nature in adventure and relaxing places. You can also visit with your family the Kolem Jaa' tourist center in the Sierra de Tabasco State Park, one of the hot springs resorts next to the Puyacatengo River, the Cocona Caves, or the Archaeological Zone of Comalcalco.