Social Programs Tours
Come and live the adventure of discovering Tabasco by covering the following tourist routes: Route Villahermosa, Route from Cacao to Chocolate, Route Adventure in the Mountain Range, Route Swamps, Route Olmec-Zoque, Route Rivers and the Gastronomical Route Biji Yokot'an. In the trip, you will find a great diversity of flora and fauna, swamps, damp areas, lagoons and rivers. Tabasco offers its music, exquisite gastronomy and the magic of its traditions and it's the entrance of the Mayan World. The archaeological area of Palenque Chiapas is only two hours away from Villahermosa.
Villahermosa, better known as the Southeast Emerald, it's a modern city which offers innumerable attractions in an environment of exuberant natural beauty represented in the vegetation of its parks, large rivers, and beautiful lagoons; places with great cultural interest such as "Parque Museo Poema La Venta", the only outdoor museum in America, where you can find 33 archaeological pieces from the Olmec culture. The museum offers two kinds of visits: the archaeological that can be done during the day and the light and the sound show at night, when the pieces are exposed with lights and poems from Carlos Pellicer Cámara. So that the whole family can enjoy their stay in the city, we have the Center of Interpretation and Coexistence with Nature "Yumká", which is a majestic park where visitors can admire different species in freedom. There are three kinds of visits: the rainforest, which involves hiking; the savannah, where you ride a panoramic mini coach; and the lagoon, which has a resting area and a cafeteria. This area is perfect to host private events during the day and to organize theme breakfasts and lunches.
Parque Tomás Garrido
This park has the objective of showing the city as one of the most modern cities in the country. Such corridor has an impressive bridge in Paseo Tabasco Avenue, and in its interior, it houses the Villahermosa Elevated Museum.
Villahermosa Elevated Museum
With its impressive modern architecture, this peculiar museum is a unique monumental urban sculpture, made by the Mexican architect Enrique Norten. It offers one of the best views of the Illusions Lagoon, and it has an air-conditioned cafeteria that invites you to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, a refreshing drink or a snack, with your family or friends. This new icon in Villahermosa is an entertaining and familiar option. Opens from 6:00 to 24:00 hrs., it has a cafeteria and entrance has no cost.
The amphitheater located in the Tomás Garrido Park has a capacity for 500 people and it is ideal for cultural and artistic events, in the nights it offers a dancing fountains show.
The great ballroom Villahermosa.
The great ballroom Villahermosa is located inside the Tomás Garrido Park; it has capacity to host meetings of 500 people and it is ideal for first-class outdoor or indoor theme events, as well as for spectacular dinners.
Cocoa to chocolate Route
We invite you to enjoy a place full of tradition, taste, smell and color located one hour away from Villahermosa. "Comalcalco" is the archaeological area where you can find one of the most enigmatic places of the Mayan Culture, which is distinguished by its peculiar construction made out of fired clay bricks and oyster shells. The area has a museum of the place and the route includes the visit to the Cacao Hacienda, where you will be able to hear the history of the chocolate and its elaboration, to take a walk through the botanical gardens, to taste the chocolate and be in contact with the past surrounded by the beauty of this place. To finish, we recommend you to visit the eco-touristic development "República Paraíso" where you can see wonderful replicas of the colossal Olmec pieces. It is ideal for convention lunches or, you can even move to the gastronomic route, Puerto Ceiba-Chiltepec-el Bellote, to taste delicious seafood.
The Wetlands Route
Within this route you can find the most important damp area of Mesoamerica: The Reserva de la Biósfera de los Pantanos de Centla (Centla swamps Biosphere Reserve), which nestles a great variety of fauna like storks, herons, crocodiles, fresh water turtles, and manatees, among others. It is in this Reserve where the Park Uyotot-ja', named in Mayan-Chontal language, which means "House of the Water", is located. It is the door to this exuberant ecosystem where in three exhibition rooms you will discover the ecological and social values, as well as the importance of the swamps through interactive units. You can also have a trip in boat through the mangroves and admire the flora and fauna, its an unforgettable experience.
It is a region characterized for having an impressive net of rivers: Usumacinta, Grijalva (two of the largest rivers in Mexico), San Pedro and San Pablo; rivers that the Mayan people used to commerce, today are elements to practice eco-tourism and adventure tourism, which represents a real paradise for nature lovers. This trip can begin in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata, visiting the beautiful lagoon of Nueva Esperanza, place that offers a magnificent view with splendid natural landscapes and has restaurants of exquisite traditional food. For those who prefer a place with more activity, the municipality of Balancán, the Ecological Reserve Cascadas the Reforma is a good option. In this place, the San Pedro River, a branch from the Usumacinta, forms 4 wonderful consecutive falls transformed in wide natural resorts combined with one of the most beautiful landscapes of the region. We invite you to enjoy the impressive landscapes of Boca del Cerro located in the municipality of Tenosique. The place is ideal to have boat trips and rafting. For adventure lovers organizing an excursion through the rapids of San José results in an unforgettable experience. You will enjoy the overview in between the hills and the exuberant rainforest. During the Carnival days, the "Danza del Pochó" takes place, which is a prehispanic origin ceremony, one of the most traditional and important of the State.
Ridge Mountain Adventure Route
Region of hills, rainforests and sulfur waters that has a wide variety of fauna, as well as caves and grouts, which represents a big challenge to carry out speleology, rappel and hiking activities.
The trip begins in the natural monument of Coconá Grouts, one of the most representative caves in Tabasco that has a special attractiveness. Its illuminated corridor allows an easy access to its eight big rooms and shapes that time has sculpted.
Very near the Cueva de las Canicas (Marbles Cave) is located. It was named like that because of the rock shapes formed inside, which makes it unique in the world.
Then, we continue to Villa Tapijulapa, classified as Magic Village because of its cobbled paving, red roofs and re-known artisans, who make wood and wicker items. Kolem Jaa’, an eco-tourist development full of adventure and emotion, will be the last point of the trip, leaving even the most demanding visitor satisfied with the different activities in the rainforest like hiking, horse riding, bike riding, or having an adventure in the zip line or descending in rappel through its impressive trees and falls, or even practicing kayak through the Canacoite Jungle.
Adventure and culture come together in this route. You can visit archaeological sites like La Venta of the Olmec culture; Malpasito the only pulic-opened site of the Zoque culture. You also have to visit Agua Selva, an excellent scenario where you can practice eco-tourism. In this beautiful route you can do photo safari, hiking, camping, mountain biking, canyoning, ethno and mystical experiences.
BijiYokot'an Gourmet Corridor
Along this route, you can enjoy the traditional gastronomy of the region, prehispanic dishes and pejelagarto are the main attraction of the tour. Moreover, this region is inhabited by Chontal people devoted to create and make handcrafts like carved calabash and embroidered fabric that is used to ornate the regional dress of the woman from Tabasco.
Comalcalco is one of the big developments of the Classic Age (250 – 900 a.C). Due to the lack of limestone in the environment, Maya people from Comalcalco built their buildings with clay; in some structures, they used bricks as cover and for the construction of indoor spaces. Thanks to the burning of big amounts of oyster shells, they made leveling with stucco, mixture of limestone and sand of high quality, and these constructions remain today. You have to take your time to walk along the different temples, the palace, the great acropolis, and other buildings that form part of the complex. The visit can be complemented with the Site Museum.
This ceremonial city is actually formed of six architectural complexes. You can be impressed by the different building techniques used in diverse sections of the complex, as well as the diversity of materials sed: You can find brick and limestone buildings, among others. The archaeological remains are perfectly surrounded by abundant flora and fauna, which are interesting to study and understand the keys of such a complex culture as the Maya. From the six complexes that form the place only complex I has been explored, formed of 13 plinths.
MONUMENT 6 FROM THE TORTUGUERO.
Probably, this is one of the most popular places since 2012. It is not a coincidence, as here, among some inscriptions, you can find the one that registers the end of the period established in the log account calendar (the thirteenth baktun) which is December 21, 2012 in our calendar. Mayan people always celebrate the end of a period the way nowadays we celebrate anniversaries: lustrums, decades, centenarian or bicentenary of a historical deed. The importance of this piece is that it is the only inscription that refers to the thirteen baktún, which means the beginning of a new period in December 2012.
It is important to mention that four fragments of the monument are found in the Anthropology Regional Museum Carlos Pellicer Cámara, in Villahermosa, Tabasco.
The ancient Maya civilization is renowned throughout the world for their precision math, knowledge that has transcended time and still be noticed in the perfection of its construction and the complexity of its calendar.
You have to be amazed by the magnificence of a past that can be reached from the present, and being into an unforgettable experience.