Privileged Geographical Location
Tabasco´s state is located in the southeast of the Mexican Republic. with a surface of 24 578 Km2 that represent the 1.26%of the whole country and locate the state in the 24th national place in extension.
It is adjacent at north with the Gulf of Mexico and the state of Campeche, at east with the state of Campeche and the Republic of Guatemala, at south with the state of Chiapas and at west with the state of Veracruz.
Villahermosa, capital of Tabasco State, is located at 800 Kms from Mexico City and is the entrance gate-door to what we know today as the Mayan World. Within a radius of 600 Kms we find important cities such as: Puebla, Veracruz, Xalapa, Cordoba, Coatzacoalcos, Oaxaca, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Campeche and Merida. Villahermosa is the center of the domestic oil industry and therefore the regional center for trade and services.
The State has an important cultural and traditional richness; we are the land of the cacao “a seed that once turned into chocolate has conquered the world”.
Tabasco is the birthplace of the Mesoamerican “Olmec” culture. In this generous land, a magic triangle of archaeological areas is formed. Three of the most important different cultures: La Venta, Olmec city where the most ancient Mesoamerican pyramid is located; Comalcalco, the unique Mayan city built out of cooked clay bricks and oyster shells; and Malpasito, the only Zoque archaeological area open to the public, where you can find a great amount of petrographies. With no doubt, this gives us a unique complementary value within the Mayan World.
This rich land has been the stage of big events; great moments that left a mark in Mesoamerica, as in here, Mexico Conquest began with the first battle between Spaniards and the indigenous people in 1519, known as the “Battle of Cintla”.
The tropical exuberance of Tabasco can also be seen in its culinary art as there is an exotic variety of prehispanic and creole dishes with elements that come from the fresh water, air, sea, and soil.
The gastronomy, cooked out of Mayan and Chontal recipes is still preserved in the homes of the people from Tabasco. The traditional ingredients, such as pejelagarto, pigua, oyster, chipilín leaf, chaya, momo; fruits like marañón, pitahaya, and chinín, prove that food in Tabasco is tied to a splendorous past and to a landscape of a territory favored by nature.
Among the most traditional dishes we can find grilled pejelagarto, tapesco oysters, fish steamed in momo leaf and a lot of snacks like the chipilin and strained dough tamalitos, to delight the the most sophisticated tastes.
Villahermosa has a modern infrastructure that communicates the city with the rest of the country. The international airport operates more than 200 flights a week, among them there are national direct flights from an to Mexico City, Veracruz, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Mérida, Reynosa, and Poza Rica; a direct international flight to Houston, Tx. and a direct international flight to La Habana, Cuba. The airlines that currently serve Villahermosa are: Aeroméxico, Aerolitoral, Aeromar, Interjet, Viva Aerobus, Mayair and United Airlines.
Tabasco has a strategic location as the union point between Center-North and South-Southeast, and Guatemala. It has more than 5,378 miles in highways. The net of federal highways: 180, 186, and 187 allow the immediate access to the major cities in the center and southeast of Mexico. Communication with Central America through the border "El Ceibo" in the municipality of Tenosique, Tabasco which is adjacent to the Republic of Guatemala. The transportation companies that operate in the State of Tabasco are: ADO, ADO GL, ADO Platinum, and Cristóbal Colón.