The tourist places of Tabasco are full of many places of interest, such as beaches, archaeological zones and natural landscapes, all perfect to enjoy your vacations in this paradisiacal state of the Mexican southeast. Let’s get to know in this article the best 30 tourist places in Tabasco.
La Venta Park-Museum
Villahermosa open-air park-museum that houses one of the most important artistic samples of the Olmec culture, a civilization that flourished in Mesoamerica during the preclassic period. In Mexico, they settled in territories of the current states of Veracruz and Tabasco.
Olmec sculptural art was distinguished by its colossal stone heads weighing up to 10 tons and 3 meters high, which represent some of the greatest examples of pre-Hispanic monumental sculpture. The collection was rescued from the archaeological site of La Venta, municipality of Huimanguillo, in the swampy border region between Tabasco and Veracruz, 15 km from the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Huimanguillo was the main urban and ceremonial center of the Olmec culture, experiencing its heyday between 900 and 400 BC. Other works of Olmec art that the park keeps are stone altars carved with great mastery and sculptures such as Monkey Looking at the Sky, Jaguar Head, Jaguar Mosaic, Grandmother, Old Man’s Head and Humanized Jaguar. 3 colossal heads with defined aesthetic features are exhibited.
El Paraíso Spa
Paraíso is a Tabasco municipality in the Grijalva River region whose tourist center is the main spa. It is one of the best places in the state to go to the beach. The spa is 2 hours by bus from Villahermosa, a journey that can be done more quickly in a taxi from the capital of Tabasco. It is a popular tourist center, especially on holidays like Easter and long weekends, when it can host more than 10,000 people. It has modest and luxurious cabins and hotels.
The beach water is warm and shallow. Tour operators organize boat rides and fishing excursions (classic and underwater) and diving. The fish and shellfish of the exquisite Tabasco cuisine of the coast are served fresh. In Bellote, a town near the spa, there are also rustic restaurants with tasty food. Other attractions are the Puerto Ceiba hostel and the República de Paraíso corridor, with spectacular landscapes.
El Azufre is a spa in the municipality of Teapa, 60 km from Villahermosa on federal highway 195 (Villahermosa – Tuxtla Gutiérrez), with natural pools of sulphurous waters that sprout at 32 °C. These waters have relaxing effects and act on the skin and lymphatic systems, helping to cure and alleviate skin, respiratory and rheumatic conditions. The place has air-conditioned cabins, a camping area, restaurants, parking, a spa and a naturist center, all in the middle of a jungle environment with which you can live a unique experience. In addition to massages, the spa offers sulfur mud skin treatments. In the nearby city of Teapa, you can see architectural attractions such as the Temple of the Lord of Esquipulas, a 17th-century building with a black Christ, and the parish church of Santiago Apóstol. The hermitage of Señor de la Vía was built by railway workers and has a Christ looking up.
Illuminated caves with 8 natural rooms with enigmatic names such as Hall of Ghosts, Tres Colas de Serpientes, Mujer sin Cabeza and Cenote de los Peces Ciegos. They are a 10-minute drive from the city of Teapa, near the Tabasco border with Chiapas and 58 km from Villahermosa. The tour of the halls is led by a guide who explains the origin of the rock formations and the unusual animals that live in the caves, including blind fish.
In the tourist hostel on the outskirts of the caves there are also entertainment such as zip lines, games for children, a restaurant and grills. In Teapa there are 2 and 3 star hotels. Palenque and its famous archaeological zone are 150 km east of Coconá, in the state of Chiapas.
Malpasito is the main archaeological site of the Zoque culture, open to the public. It is on the border between the states of Tabasco, Chiapas and Veracruz. The drive from Villahermosa is 2 hours on federal highway 180, towards the town of Malpaso. The archaeological zone, open from 9 am to 5 pm, has buildings and petroglyphs that show some of the customs and cultural traits of the Zoque people, an Amerindian descendant of the Olmecs with a current population in Mexico of 87,000 indigenous people, distributed in communities of Chiapas, Tabasco and Oaxaca. Near Malpasito there are cabins for lodging and there is Agua Selva, an ecotourism development with beautiful waterfalls.
Agua Blanca waterfalls
The Agua Blanca waterfalls are one of the 10 most important natural tourist attractions in Tabasco. They are waterfalls that form a lagoon where you can swim in the middle of the jungle greenery, in the Agua Blanca Ecological Park, an hour’s drive from Villahermosa on the road to Macuspana. It is a Tabasco destination of frequent rains with relaxing activities such as walks, trekking and bathing in the lagoon. The waterfalls are in the middle of an extensive jungle area with dense vegetation with some caves, such as Ixzac-Ja, through which you can walk with the help of a local guide. The ecological park is open from 10 am to 5 pm and although there are no nearby hotels, it does have a camping area, guarded parking, food outlets, grills, restrooms, and changing rooms.
Papagayo Interactive Museum
The Papagayo Interactive Museum is on Paseo Usumacinta 2005 avenue with 5 themed rooms (Take Care, Imagine, Think, Live and Play) and more than 120 exhibits. Open from 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. The first of these thematic rooms is oriented towards the preservation of nature; Imagine helps to experience various forms of expression through the voice, the hands and the whole body; In the Piensa room, the structure and order of the things that surround us are understood through science and technology; while Vive is aimed at discovering the mysteries of the human body by promoting healthy habits and behaviors. Juega is for children up to 5 years old with games that promote an approach to art and science.
Another exhibit is the Messenger of Health, a legendary hospital ship that provided medical services to the populations on the banks of the navigable sectors of the Grijalva and Usumacinta rivers.
Cupilco is a small town in Tabasco in the municipality of Comalcalco that stands out for the Sanctuary of the Assumption of Mary, patron saint of Tabasco. The church, from the 18th century, is distinguished by the large number of pilgrims it summons and its colorful polychromy (of various colors). The virgin was crowned by Pope John Paul II during his visit to the state in 1990. The temple is one of the symbols of Tabasco. It has 2 towers with 2 bodies, each one with colonnades with Tuscan capitals. The interior has a basilica plan with 3 naves separated by columns with pyramidal capitals. In the surroundings of the sanctuary there are restaurants and half a block away is the Cupilco Park. In the community museum you will learn about the legends surrounding the church and the virgin, as well as the main local traditions. The population celebrates fairs in honor of the Virgin of the Assumption during the second half of August. You can get to Cupilco from Villahermosa on the La Isla – Dos Bocas highway, in one hour. The trip from Comalcalco is 30 minutes.
San Claudio is sites of the Mayan culture in the municipality of Tenosique, in the area that separates the plain of the Gulf of Mexico from the Sierra del Petén, in Guatemala. The site was discovered in 1986 and only a year later exploration work began. The site is made up of 94 stone constructions distributed over an area of 70 hectares, which include pyramidal bases, several platforms, a ball game field and an astronomical observatory, where it is believed the passage of the sun was recorded during the solstices. Several dozen human burials have been found with simple offerings made up of ceramic items, most with a plate covering the face of the deceased. A funeral custom in San Claudio was that the corpses were buried under the houses. The site, whose Spanish name is due to the San Claudio lagoon, is free to access from 9 am to 5 pm It is located at km 38 of the Tenosique – El Ceibo international highway. Travel time from Villahermosa is 3 hours and 15 minutes.
Flora and fauna protection area, one of the best tourist places in Tabasco with nature and adventure sports. It is in the municipality of Tenosique with an extension of 46 thousand hectares crossed by the Usumacinta river. This place with a jungle environment is located near Chiapas and Guatemala. It has attractions such as the Aktun Ha and Ya Ax Ha cenotes, several archaeological sites and a remarkable wealth of fauna and flora. Its avian variety includes ocellated turkey, blue-crowned parrot and white-crowned parrot, species at risk. In this reserve you can go rafting in the rapids of the Usumacinta River, take boat tours and practice rappelling on natural walls of the gorge. The cenotes Aktun Ha (“Cenote de la Cueva”) and Ya Ax Ha (“Agua Azul Verde”) are located in the common of Santo Tomás, in the middle of beautiful landscapes and near some caves. Speleology fans have the Tigre and La Ventana caves, with curious rock formations and vestiges of the Mayan civilization.
Tabasco History Museum
The Tabasco History Museum is located in the Casa de los Azulejos, at the intersection of Avenida 27 de Febrero with Calle Benito Juárez, in the historic center of Villahermosa. It is one of the main tourist attractions of the capital of Tabasco. The gallery has 9 exhibition rooms distributed over the 2 floors of the building, with samples related to the history of the state. The free or guided tours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm The Casa de los Azulejos was built in 1889 with Mudejar, Mozarabic, Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance details. It first belonged to the wealthy politician, Victoriano Niévez Céspedes, and then to the wealthy merchant, José María Graham McGregor. Before being the headquarters of the museum, it was a residence, a commercial house, a government building and a guest house. It has a cozy patio, restaurant and points of sale for books and handicrafts. The earthquake of September 2017 damaged the building, forcing a restoration that included the disassembly of the tiles to repair cracks.
DRUPA Interactive Chocolate Museum
Tabasco produces 2/3 of the Mexican cacao and the national chocolates made with the Tabasco seed are among the best in the world. DRUPA Museo Interactivo del Chocolate is a cocoa farm in Ranchería Plátano y Cacao, Cumuapa, where the process of transforming cocoa beans into chocolate is shown, the plantations are toured and the implements used at harvest time are known. In the second room, the role of cocoa in Mexican gastronomy and the artisan method of making metate chocolate are explored. Hot, sweet, frothy and aromatic metate chocolate is a Mexican tradition, especially in the cocoa-producing states (Tabasco, Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Veracruz). It is made by mixing roasted, husked and crushed cocoa with piloncillo, cinnamon powder and milk or water. The third room of the DRUPA Interactive Chocolate Museum is for tasting. The museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm between Tuesday and Sunday, with a ticket value of 200 MXN. By car, it is 25 minutes from Villahermosa.
Protected Area and Biosphere Reserve with almost 304 thousand hectares, which makes it the largest wetland in North America and one of the 15 most important in the world. The swamps are located between the Tabasco municipalities of Centla, Macuspana and Jonuta and a part of Campeche; They comprise the estuaries of the Usumacinta and Grijalva rivers, the largest in Mexico. The way to get to the huge and rich wetland is by car or on the buses that make the Villahermosa – Frontera route. Travel time from the capital of Tabasco is 2 hours and a half. The boat tours boarded at the Tabasquillo pier are a walk through the mangroves, with which you can see the many animals of the place. There are more than 560 species of plants, while the fauna is led by a wealth of birds, of which the mallard, the osprey and the peregrine falcon stand out. At the Uyotot-Ja’ Interpretation Center (Casa del Agua) they explain the ecological, social and economic value of the protected area. Do not forget to taste a pejelagarto, the iconic fish of Tabasco.
Carlos Pellicer Museum
The Carlos Pellicer Museum of Anthropology has a heritage of 10,000 pieces, making it the second most important collection in the country after the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. It was inaugurated in Villanueva with its immense sample of Olmec, Mayan, Zoque and Nahua objects, in 1980. It bears the name of Carlos Pellicer Cámara, a prominent Mexican writer, politician and museographer, who dedicated part of his life touring Mexico and accumulating a large number of pre-Hispanic art objects. The Olmeca Room exhibits the colossal head known as the Smiley Face, transferred from the La Venta Park-Museum for better conservation. Other Olmec sculptures included in the exhibition are the Monster Jaguar, a piece carved in basalt that represents a character with human and feline features, and a collection of serpentine and basalt axes. In the Mayan Room, Stela No. 6 stands out, also called Stela of Time and Stela of Tortuguero, in which the Mayan calendrical date appears, equivalent in the Gregorian calendar to December 21, 2012.
Church of Las Mirandillas
The Padre Jesús de Nazaret Temple, better known as the Church of Las Mirandillas, was built in 1724, being the second oldest in Tabasco only surpassed by the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, in Tacotalpa. It is in the Tabasco municipality of Cunduacán, one hour from Villahermosa on the road to Ciudad del Carmen. The property is a Historical and Cultural Heritage of Mexico. Although its construction is attributed to the Franciscan order, other versions indicate that it was built by Jesuits. During the Cristero War, an image of Christ that was nearly 150 years old was burned. It has an 80 m 2 atrium and on the main façade there is a baroque relief with the insignia of the Spanish crown and another in which the date of its completion (1724) appears. The façade is topped by a belfry with 3 openings-bell towers. The interior is very austere, highlighting the image of Christ the King. It is 5 km from the municipal seat, also called Cunduacán. Another attraction in this town is Hacienda La Chonita, a cultural relic from the year 1800 that is part of the Ruta del Cacao.
Moral Reforma Archaeological Zone
Free Mayan archaeological site belonging to the classical period, where visitors can scale the pyramids to admire the beauty of the landscape. The closest cities are Balancán de Domínguez and Tenosique de Pino Suárez, 20 km and 35 km away, respectively. The trip to Bacalán from Villahermosa is 2 and a half hours along federal highway 186 and then towards the town of Reforma. The main construction of this archaeological zone is a double pyramid 27 meters high, the highest among the archaeological sites of Tabasco. Other outstanding constructions are the palace-type buildings and the court for the ball game. Some stelae with notable sculptural work were taken from the site to the Carlos Pellicer Cámara Regional Museum of Anthropology (Villahermosa). Balancán de Domínguez is a small city of 13,000 inhabitants with attractions such as the José Gómez Panaco Archaeological Museum, the Church of San Marcos and the boardwalk facing the Usumacinta River. The museum exhibits stelae, monoliths and altars from the Moral Reforma and Santa Elena sites.
Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Tacotalpa
Historical and Cultural Heritage of Mexico completed in 1710, which makes it the oldest church in Tabasco. At the end of the 17th century, the colonial authorities moved the capital of the province of Tabasco from the town of San Juan Bautista, besieged by English piracy, to the town of Tacotalpa. As usual, one of the first buildings built was the church. The temple was consecrated to the Virgin of the Assumption and managed to survive the flooding of the Sierra River, which almost completely destroyed the houses and buildings of the town. The church was not destroyed during the Cristero War when it was converted, first into a stable and later into a military barracks, while the population preserved the religious images by hiding them in caves. The building is in the sober and austere style known as Franciscan Renaissance. Its smooth façade lacks reliefs and ornamentation. It has 3 doors, one main and 2 smaller ones in the 2 twin bell towers. The interior is also of Franciscan simplicity, highlighting the images of the Virgen de la Asunción, San José, San Juan Bautista and the Virgen de la Candelaria.
Tomas Garrido House Museum
Beautiful 2-story colonial house with a collection of archaeological pieces. It is in the heart of the Villa Luz Ecological Reserve, 3 km from Tapijulapa; It belonged to Tomás Garrido Canabal, a politician and soldier of the Mexican Revolution who was governor of Tabasco on 3 occasions. Access is by boat in a short 5-minute journey; then, to get to the property, a 1.5 km walk is necessary. The free sample of the house-museum is made up of regional archaeological objects and typical crafts from Tabasco. Open from 8 am to 5 pm You can walk from the museum house to the waterfalls and sulphurous water pools of Villa Luz. Several packages destined for the ecological reserve include the Tomás Garrido House Museum in the tours. You can stay in the cabins of Villa Luz or in the hotels of the Magical Town of Tapijulapa, a town with accommodation with air conditioning, WiFi, parking and other amenities.
Comalcalco Archaeological Zone
Mayan site 2 km from San Isidro de Comalcalco and 60 km from Villahermosa. Its Mayan name is Joy Chan, which means Heaven Surrounded. Its ruins are a necropolis from the classical period made with bricks and oyster shell stucco. The lack of stone sources probably forced the Maya to build with bricks, which is the main distinguishing feature of the site. The settlement covers 72 hectares and the buildings were decorated with stucco models painted in red, yellow, green and black, making the bricks invisible. Among its ensembles, the Great Acropolis stands out, religious and possibly civil buildings arranged on various levels. Inside is the Palace, a rectangular building with an area of 640 m 2 and 9 meters high. The cemetery, with 116 burials, was discovered in 2011 and is the first of the Mayan culture to be found. The bodies of the deceased, more than a thousand years old, were buried in 2 areas, one central and one peripheral. The first apparently for elite people and the second, for companions.
This archaeological site in the municipality of Tenosique is one of the most relevant tourist places in Tabasco among those related to the Mayan culture. It was a pre-Hispanic city that developed a social and commercial exchange with other neighboring pre-Columbian towns in the Usumacinta basin, such as Palenque, Bonampak and Piedras Negras. Pomoná was part of an area of great strategic importance due to its location between the Usumacinta plain and the valleys and mountains of the river basin. It was a ceremonial city and regional capital that lived its heyday between 600 and 900 AD. The archaeological site was built on hills as a dispersed settlement in 6 architectural groups on the tops of small elevations, so it is assumed that its population density was relatively low. The 6 sets are distributed in a space of 175 hectares and include a central square made up of 13 buildings and several temples. The most notable temple is the IV, with alfardas, monumental tombstones with representations of the sun god (Kin) and sculptural panels. Inside the site there is a site museum that houses stelae, panels, bas-reliefs, masks and busts.
In addition to being a small town and port in Tabasco in the Paraíso municipality, Gulf of Mexico, Chiltepec is an attractive tourist destination due to its beaches, beautiful views of the coast, and gastronomy. Chiltepec can be reached from Villahermosa in 3 ways. By federal highway 180 via Ciudad del Carmen; by the state highway in the direction of Jalpa de Méndez and by the highway to Coatzacoalcos. Two of the most popular beaches are Pirata and Bruja, where you can practice beach sports, while at the Chiltepec dock you can take boat or sailboat rides and sport fishing excursions. Hotels, tourist accommodation and shops abound in the town. In the Puerto Ceiba – El Bellote – Chiltepec corridor you will find Mexican dishes, as well as freshly caught seafood. Tabasco is the second national producer of oysters, a mollusk present in many recipes.
Cathedral of the Lord of Tabasco
The towers of more than 80 meters high of the Cathedral of the Lord of Tabasco stand out in the urban landscape of Villahermosa. The church was consecrated in 1990 by Pope John Paul II, who has an image in the atrium of the temple. It is located at the intersection of Paseo Tabasco and 27 de Febrero avenues. The cathedral’s façade is in the Baroque style with fluted columns topped with Corinthian capitals, niches and pediments, giving it a serene beauty. The imposing twin towers with domed tops stand out among the rest of the buildings in the area and are visible from different parts of the city. The interior has 3 naves, a main one and 2 smaller lateral ones. In the right nave is the image of the Virgen del Carmen, while the left is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The main altar is presided over by the Lord of Tabasco, a standing Christ, one of the most revered images in the state. In the surroundings of the cathedral there are stalls selling fresh water and restaurants with typical Tabasco cuisine.
Yumka Ecological Reserve
Natural life reserve of 101 hectares in Villahermosa. It has 250 species of flora and 950 specimens of fauna distributed in 7 habitats (Jungle, Savannah, Lagoon, Herpetarium, Aviary, Manatinary and Orquideario). The word “yumká” means: “goblin who takes care of the jungle and the animals”. The Jungle area is the largest of the land habitats. It has a 700-meter trail and a suspension bridge to spot animals such as jaguars, tapirs, macaws, and manatees. The Savannah area is the richest in wildlife species with zebras, antelopes, giraffes, elephants, ostriches, rhinos and ferrets. The lagoon is 42 hectares and is home to crocodiles, manatees and river hippos. Herpetarium snakes are found in display cases, while aviary birds live in a space similar to their wild habitat. There are herons, macaws, parrots, toucans, cockatoos and parrots, among others. The Manatinario is dedicated to the manatee or sea cow, a peaceful animal in danger of extinction whose only predator is man. The Orquideario has more than 40 species of exotic flowers, distributed in a beautiful tropical garden crossed by paths.
The Santuario de los Girasoles de Tabasco began as an 11-hectare project to produce oil, but the natural beauty of the plantation has also made it a tourist destination visited by nationals and foreigners. The flowers are in all their splendor for 15 days of spring starting March 21, weeks in which the sanctuary is open to the public who can take pictures and take as many sunflowers as they like. There is also a gastronomic and craft corridor and the sale of typical regional products. The sanctuary is open every day from 9 am to 6 pm during its spring season and access is free, including photos taken by visitors. Professional photographers charge 300 MXN per session. It is in the municipality of Balancán, 2 hours and a half from Villahermosa, first on Highway 186 to Chetumal and then on Highway 203.
Tabasco has beaches with crystalline waters and beautiful sunsets facing the Gulf of Mexico. Among its best beaches are Paraíso, Tupilco, Barra de Tupilco, Sánchez Magallanes and Puerto Ceiba. El Paraíso Spa, in the municipality of the same name, is one of the most popular in the state. Tupilco is a long bar shaded by palm trees with solitary and paradisiacal beaches, with moderate to strong waves. Seagulls, herons and pelicans embellish the landscape. Barra de Tupilco runs alongside the road discovering beaches and corners of incredible beauty. Among these there are several surrounding picturesque fishing villages such as Arjona, Sinaloa and El Alacrán. Sánchez Magallanes is a fishing village between the Laguna del Carmen and the gulf. It is very close to El Pajaral Island and several islets surrounded by mangroves, with a huge and colorful variety of birds. Puerto Ceiba is another typical fishing village on the shores of the Mecoacán lagoon, one of the main oyster producing centers in Tabasco.
Historic Center of Villahermosa
Villahermosa was founded in 1564 by Diego de Quijada under the name of Villa Carmona. The name of the city changed in 1826 to that of San Juan Bautista de Tabasco and in 1916 it adopted the definitive one that is still in force. The historic center encompasses the neighborhoods of Santa Cruz to the north, La Concepción to the south, and Esquipulas to the west. The old town is known as Zona Luz. Villahermosa was devastated by English pirates, civil wars, foreign interventions (United States and France) and innumerable riots. These processes, together with the demolition of historic buildings to erect modern buildings, contributed to its deterioration. The best-preserved buildings in the historic center are those found in the old city center, the so-called Zona Luz, and in the Esquipulas neighborhood. The main buildings are the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, the Casa de los Azulejos, the Banco Nacional de México building, the House of Culture and the State Sanatorium. The Cathedral of the Lord of Tabasco is located at the western end of the Esquipulas neighborhood.
Ángel Enrique Gil Hermida Museum of Popular Culture
Museum inaugurated in 1984 aimed at preserving and disseminating the popular and indigenous culture of Tabasco. It works in a building from the beginning of the 20th century donated by the artist from Villahermosa, Ángel Enrique Gil Hermida, located at 810 Ignacio Zaragoza street, in the historic center of Villahermosa. It exhibits pieces of different artistic manifestations of the Tabasco indigenous peoples, which total some 370 objects exhibited in 3 rooms, including everyday items in the kitchen such as wooden spoons, clay utensils and gourds. A collection of the typical costumes used in the indigenous dances of the state, musical instruments to accompany the choreographies and ceremonial utensils are also shown. The art of carving the fruit of the jícaro (tecomate) and the coconut, important craft activities in Tabasco, have their space in the museum. A Chontal house is exposed with its main dependencies and objects, such as the kitchen with the stove, utensils such as metate, yagual and wooden mill; cot, altar and laundry also made of wood. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm Admission is free.
Church of the Lord of Tila
Among the photos of tourist places in Tabasco, one of the most surprising is that of this picturesque temple with its facade, towers, and walls painted in various colors, including shades of blue, red, green, and purple. It is popularly called the “church of colors” and is located in the Leona Vicario ranchería, municipality of Balancán, 8 km from the municipal seat. The church attracts the attention of people passing through the Balancán-Tulipán highway, both for its bright colors, unusual in a religious building, and for the miracles attributed to the Lord of Tila who presides over the enclosure. This is an invocation of Christ that is highly revered in Chiapas, Tabasco and Campeche. The small temple is visited by people who go to Balancán from different parts of Mexico, attracted by architectural curiosity and other places of interest in the municipality such as its rivers, waterfalls, lagoons and archaeological sites. Locals contributed to build the chapel by selling tacos, tamales, clothes and other items and with this help the temple was ready in 2014. Inside it has beautiful hand-carved wainscoting and an ornate floor.
Earth House (Villahermosa)
Casa de la Tierra is an international project with 18 locations in Mexico, Villahermosa being the first in the southeast of the republic. It is a Center for Education and Global Climate Surveillance in the vicinity of the Tomás Garrido Park, where visitors receive real-time information on the behavior of the planet. Earth House technology is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a science agency of the US Department of Commerce, with support from NASA. Visitors have a vision of the evolution of the planet, global warming, the progress of desertification and hydro-meteorological phenomena. The Villahermosa institution operates as the national headquarters of the network of climate monitoring centers for environmental education.
Another of the tourist places in Tabasco that you cannot miss is the Magical Town of Tapijulapa, in the south of the state, on the border with Chiapas. The town is 81 km from Villahermosa and stands out for its stunning natural landscapes and resources for ecotourism. The town has 3,000 inhabitants with cobbled streets flanked by picturesque houses with 2 waters painted white and red. On a small elevation stands the temple of Santiago Apóstol, a historical and religious monument from the 17th century. From the top of the hill you have the best views of the Magic Town. 3 km from Tapijulapa is the Villa Luz Ecological Reserve, a jungle area perfect for adventure activities with rivers, waterfalls, sulfurous water pools, caves, hiking trails, zip lines, hanging bridges and camping areas. The Kolem-Jaa Ecotourism Park is on the Tapijulapa – Oxolotán highway. It has a botanical garden, butterfly garden, deer reserve, camping, and areas for children’s and youth games. It offers flora and fauna observation tours, interpretative hiking and ecological talks. Their packages include “all-inclusive” cabins.
What tourist areas does Tabasco have?
Tabasco has attractions to satisfy tourists with different interests. Archaeological tourism is supported by sites such as La Venta, Pomoná, Comalcalco, San Claudio, Moral Reforma and Malpasito. In its 200 km of coastline facing the Gulf of Mexico, Tabasco is home to beautiful beaches and in its swamps and jungles there are ecological parks and nature reserves for ecotourism and adventure tourism.
What are the types of tourism in Tabasco?
Beach tourism takes place on the Gulf coast, while in the interior of the state there are rivers, lagoons, swamps and jungles for adventure tourism and ecotourism. The Ruta del Cacao is a corridor for agro-tourism and gastronomic tourism, in which visitors learn about the attractions of the main cocoa-growing state of Mexico. The variety of archaeological sites and temples underpin archaeological and religious tourism.
What are the natural heritage of Tabasco?
Tabasco has natural wonders such as the Usumacinta and Grijalva rivers, the two largest in Mexico, and natural reserves and protected areas such as the Pantanos de Centla, the Usumacinta Canyon and the Villa Luz, Yumká, Yu-Balcah and Kolem ecological reserves. Haha. Caves, waterfalls and lagoons complete the varied and attractive Tabasco natural heritage.
Tourist places of Tabasco beaches
Tabasco has beaches with warm and transparent waters, many of them equipped with tourist services and entertainment, and others that are practically virgin. Among the best beaches in Tabasco are Sánchez Magallanes, Barra de Tupilco, Tupilco, Paraíso, Puerto Ceiba, Chiltepec, Playa Azul, Miramar, El Bosque and Barra de San Pedro.
What are the tourist places in Tabasco called?
Other tourist places in Tabasco are the Chontalpa Ecological Park, La Choca Park, the Reforma Waterfalls, La Luz Hacienda, Las Ilusiones Lagoon, Puerto Dos Bocas, La Pólvora Park and the Villahermosa Planetarium.
Natural tourist attractions of downtown Tabasco
Tabasco has 5 regions where its 17 municipalities are grouped based on their geographical characteristics and economic importance. These are Centro, Chontalpa, Sierra, Pantanos and Los Ríos. The Central region groups the central municipalities (whose head is Villahermosa), Nacajuca and Jalpa de Méndez. It encompasses natural attractions such as urban parks, chontal ridges (species of chinampas for cultivating the land) and the Pomposú lagoon, near the municipal seat of Jalpa de Méndez.