Every time someone ask me “Where are you from?” I say Mexico, many people ask me after “Where in Mexico?” And only few people (that aren’t mexican) knows about my home state; “Tabasco”. It is in the southeast of Mexico, loser to Guatemala than to Mexico City. They never know where exactly is Tabasco, so I explain: “It is exactly at the middle from Cancún to Mexico City” Because those are cities that most foreigners know or have been to. Yes, Tabasco is not really a popular place to visit. Even for mexicans… it is not a destination, it is a passing trough city. It is known because every year there are big floods but it is more than that.
Villahermosa is the capital of Tabasco and it is so green. It has many big parks with trees everywhere and the rivers “Grijalva” and “Usumacinta” going trough the city. The Usumacinta is one of the largest rivers in Latin America The rivers make the city more lively but also the people here is known for been really party and great people to hang out. We like parties, beer and dancing.
Anyway… the city…
The most famous thing we have in Villahermosa is the “La Venta Museum”. It is an outdoor museum that has one of the largest collections of pieces from the Olmeca Culture. It is the only outdoor museum in Latin America.
Another thing to do in Villahermosa is to go to Yumka. This is an ecological reserve whose primary purpose is to promote environmental education, conservation and protection of species within the state of Tabasco. The center has about 35 species distributed in 3 sections: forest, savannah and lake, spread over 101 hectares.
The downtown of Villahermosa used to be forgotten, it wasn’t really a cool place to go but since it was renew it is a lively place to go at night and really beautiful to walk around. There you can also find the Tabasco History Museum. It is on a two-storey building popularly known as the “House of Tiles” (casa de los azulejos) and is a national architectural monument, which dates from XIX century.
This are some things you can find in Villahermosa, but in Tabasco you can also go to Comalcalco. In there, you can find Pyramids from the Mayan civilization and a -now popular- coca farm.
Another thing to do in Tabasco is to try the local food. It is delicious!