The state of Tabasco, Mexico is in the South of the country, bordering the Caribbean Sea. The region is known for its abundance of wetlands, lakes, and rivers, which provide plenty of activities for adventure-seeking travelers. Amidst the natural beauty lie fascinating archaeological sites and colorful colonial towns. Don’t miss Tabasco during your trip!
Tabasco’s main city is Villahermosa, which is in the heart of the region. The best range of hotels and amenities can be found there, but you could also consider staying on the coast for a few nights during your trip.
Olmeca Plaza Urban Express
Quinta Real Villahermosa
The peak time to visit Tabasco is considered to be between April and June, when precipitation is low but temperatures are warm, between 65-85°F/18-29°C.
Although its name means “Beautiful Villa,” Villahermosa is far from the most beautiful city. That said, the capital of the Tabasco region has a vibrant, lively atmosphere and its central location makes it the ideal base point from which to explore the region.
In town, don’t miss the Regional Anthropology Museum which displays fascinating exhibitions on the region’s cultural heritage. The city also has its own Natural History Museum which contains over 500 pieces, including dinosaur fossils from across the region.
Tabasco has no shortage of beautiful day hikes through its national parks which are characterized by canyons, lakes, forests, and caves. Take a day tour to El Ocote Biosphere Reserve to trek through the La Venta River Canyon and see the Aguacero Falls.
Over thousands of years, the rivers and wetlands have formed impressive caves and rock formations. Take a guided tour through these colossal caverns to admire the stalagmites, stalactites, and even underground rock pools where native fish roam.
Being in Mexico, Tabasco also has its fair share of ancient Mayan ruins. Perhaps the most well-known is Malpasito for its intriguing collection of petroglyphs.
Keteka grants access to authentic activities run by local tour operators and guides. You can book and secure your place in advance, and we will take care of everything else. We’ll let you know where to go or where you will be picked up and at what time.
Daily buses leave from Mexico City to Villahermosa which take around 12 hours and cost ~$30 USD. Check timetables and prices on Checkmybus.
Flights from Mexico City to Villahermosa are operated by Interjet and Aeromexico and take 1 hour and 20 minutes. Prices vary depending on when you book, but expect to pay around $60 USD for a one-way journey.