Welcome to Villahermosa
This sprawling, flat, hot and humid city, with more than a quarter of Tabasco’s population, was never the ‘beautiful town’ its name implies. It’s settled on the winding Río Grijalva, but Villahermosa’s most attractive attribute became its worst enemy when the river burst its banks and engulfed the city in 2007 Oil money has pumped modernity and commerce into some of the outer districts, where you’ll find glitzy... Read More
Top experiences in Villahermosa
Palenque Archaelogical Site Tour and Misol-Ha Wate
Discover ancient Mayan ruins and waterfalls located in Chiapas on this full day tour from Villahermosa. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is believed to be an ancient Mayan capital. Relax at one world-class waterfall, isol-Ha, known for their impressive curtain of water over 20 meters high and stunning jungle setting.After pickup from your hotel in Villahermosa, depart with diraction to Palenque in an air-conditioned minivan for a full-day cultural and archaeological tour. Your first stop is the Palenque archaeological site (Located in Chiapas 2.5 hours away from Villahermosa), once an important Mayan capital city. The ruins date back to 226 BC and are surrounded by jungle. Much of the history of this ancient civilization is interpreted by hieroglyphics inscribed on the monuments. Before the visit we will have time to take a breakfast and then continue with the visit to this amazing archaeological site. Spend 2 hours learning about Mayan culture and and this fascinating civilization. Next is the Misol-Ha Waterfall (1 hour of visiting), which is115-foot-high (35-meter) and goes down a jagged cliff. Enjoy a swim here during your visit. You can buy some snacks while here and then board the vehicle to head back to your hotel.
Villahermosa City Tour with La Venta Museum
Villahermosa is capital of the State of Tabasco, known as "La Esmeralda del Sureste", offers many attractions to visitors on a lush natural beauty, represented in the vegetation of the parks, rivers and beautiful lagoons. Departure from the hotel or airport.You will start the tour with a visit to La Venta Park Museum, symbol of Olmeca Culture and tourist atraction of the city. La Venta archaeological site was located on an Island in a swampy near the Golf of Mexico. Due to the construction of an oil refinery and an airport, big parts of this historical site were destroyed. The very impressing pieces found there have been moved to La Venta Park Museum. The poet Carlos Pellicer Cámara initiated the foundation of this open-air Museum in 1952, 36 megalithic stone structures have been transported from La Venta archaeological site and have been erected here in the park in Villahermosa. The park museum is surrounded by a zoo, with local animals, such as spider monkey and Jaguars.Then you will go towards the interpretation center and living with nature " Yumká " majestic Ecological Reserve allows to know the ecosystem and view the animals in full freedom.Return to Villahermosa and enjoy this beautiful city in a city tour by car.Your tour ends with Hotel drop off.
Pantanos de Centla Biosphere Reserve Tour from Vi
You'll be picked up from your hotel in Villahermosa city in the early morning. Head to the Biosphere Reserve Pantanos de Centla and admire the tropical moist forest eco-region, situated in southern Mexico between the states of Tabasco and Campeche. More than 3,000 square kilometers hectares of area, it includes year-round wetlands and seasonally flooded forests. Close to there, you can find the famous mangrove woods, several types of moist forests and of course, some exotic animals like the Morelet crocodile and the alligator gar, also known as pejelagarto, a fish that already existed during the age of the dinosaurs.The great diversity of birds is the main environmental resource of Pantanos de Centla, species such as the paspaque, chocolatera, mallard, pijije, pintail and hawk can be found. Among the mammals in this area, highlights include the armadillo, manatee, agouti and white-tailed deer.The journey finishes with your return to the hotel in Villahermosa.
Palenque Archaeological Site from Villahermosa
You will be picked up from your hotel in Villahermosa and be transferred to the archaeological Site of Palenque. The name Palenque comes from Spanish and means “wood stake fence.” It is a literal translation of the Ch’ol word “otulún” which means fenced or fortified place. Located in the middle of lush vegetation, this is one of the most important ceremonial centers of the Mayan culture during the classic period. The city was named almost 200 years before the famous nearby Mayan ruins were discovered in the 18th century. Visit the famous temple of the inscriptions where the tomb of Pakal was found, the palace, and the foliated cross temple and, if there is enough time, there will be a visit to the museum.Then, return to Villahermosa with a stop for a meal (at your own expense) before the tour ends at your hotel or the airport.
La Venta Archaeological Site from Palenque
You will be picked up at your hotel in Palenque in the morning and taken to Villahermosa, the capital of the state of Tabasco. A guide accompanies you on a visit to Parque-Museo La Venta (admission fee included).While you tour the grounds, learn about La Venta archaeological site, which was formerly located on an island in a swamp near the Gulf of Mexico. Due to the construction of an oil refinery and an airport, large parts of the site were destroyed, but impressive pre-Columbian pieces found there were moved to the outdoor La Venta Park Museum established in the 1950s. See the 36 megalithic stone structures that were transported from the archaeological ruins and erected here in the park in Villahermosa. After a look at the animals in the zoo and a walking tour of the historical center, you will be taken back to your hotel in Palenque.
Rafting Experience at Lacandona Jungle from Villah
Enjoy an adventure at Lacandon Jungle where you will see archaeological sites, go river rafting and visit a Maya community. Meet your driver early morning at your Villahermosa hotel and head to Palenque city to make a stop and have a delicious breakfast. Then set off on the scenic 2.5-hour journey to the Lacandon Jungle in Lacanja Chansayab Community.On arrival at the Lacanjá River, climb aboard a raft and start a journey through the atmospheric and dense jungle. Float over calm waters and then feel some adrenaline as you approach the intermediate rapids in the river. Enjoy a 3.3-hour tour here to the heart of the forest. Disembark your raft once you get tu the Lacandon Jungle and start a great 2-hour hike through the vegetation. Hear some monkeys and wild birds and admire wonderful flora. Reach the Mayan monument of Lacanya, a city abandoned and stranded in the midst of the jungle and then have a chance to interact with natives of Lacanjá Chansayab, a traditional Mayan village in which old customs.Continue to Moctuniha Waterfall and have a great swim here before you return to your hotel in Villahermosa.