Top things to do

in Villahermosa

El Refugio de la Luna

A funky high-ceilinged coffeehouse with Spanish tiles and wicker seating, this place offers some of the most consistent arts offerings in town. Stop in for live jazz, trova or fandango on Fridays and Saturdays, lite…
Market in Villahermosa


Fresh vegetables, chilies, fish, meat and big dollops of local atmosphere.
Seafood in Villahermosa

Rock & Roll Cocktelería

A maelstrom of heat, swirling fans and blaring TVs. Everyone’s here for the seafood cocktails (though it also has good ceviche and seafood stew) and cheap beer. It's on a pedestrian street across from the Miraflores…
Museum in Villahermosa

Museo de Historia

Housed in a striking 19th-century building known as La Casa de los Azulejos (House of Tiles), the Museo de Historia has sparse exhibits on Tabasco history, but the Spanish azulejos themselves, which cover the facade…
Museum in Villahermosa

Museo de Historia Natural

Just outside the Parque-Museo La Venta entrance, the small Museo de Historia Natural has good displays on dinosaurs, space, early humanity and Tabascan ecosystems (all in Spanish).
Park in Villahermosa

Parque-Museo La Venta

This fascinating outdoor park, zoo and museum was created in 1958, when petroleum exploration threatened the highly important ancient Olmec settlement of La Venta in western Tabasco. Archaeologists moved the site’s …
Museum in Villahermosa

Museo Regional de Antropología

Villahermosa's shiny, recently rebuilt regional anthropology museum holds some excellent exhibits on Olmec, Maya, Nahua and Zoque cultures in Tabasco – including Tortuguero #6, the infamous tablet solely responsible…
Cafe in Villahermosa

Café Punta del Cielo

A respite from the raging heat and humidity, this small air-conditioned glass box next to the Torre del Caballero footbridge is a dream come true. Primarily a cafe, it serves premium hot and cold coffee drinks (some…
in Villahermosa

La Xícara

Celebrate bohemia at this tiny new chill-out arts space on a pedestrian alley, where the resident DJ spins techno and you can nibble on waffles and quesadillas while sprawled out on the red leopard-print sofa. Look …
in Villahermosa


At the southern end of the malecón, river breezes swing through this open-air club, which pulses with salsa and reggaetón. DJs and live bands get people on their feet, with crowds getting thick by midnight.