Villahermosa Travel Guide

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Villahermosa Things to Do

  • La Venta park museum

    Stupid mexican administration.The museum is closed for four months!!! Event on the entrance door of the park it is not said "cerado'. Nothing in any web site of mexico!!We came from france to visit the museum and the olmec sites; What a waist of money and time.The same occurs two days ago for the museum of antropology of Merida. Closed; Even the...

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  • Cathedral de Villahermosa

    The Cathedral de Villahermosa is arguably the second tallest structure in town. Its towers can be seen from almost any part of the city. The church is relatively modern and has a small seating area, particularly considering the size of the congregation. The seating area has been extended out the main door into the plaza under a white tent.

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  • Museo Elevado de Villahermosa (Elevated...

    The Elevated Museum, given the name since it is elevated above Paseo Tabasco which passes underneath it, is a rather small but free museum. The structure is protected from the elements, but is still an open air display, giving a bit of shade and cool breeze on the hot days.The corridor of the museum, or more like a gallery, has photographs and...

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  • TOMAS GARRIDO PARK

    WELL, IT'S A PARK! HAHABUT FROM THE IMPRESSION I GOT, THE STAFF SEEM TO LOOK AFTER THIS WELL MAKING IT A NICE PARK YOU CAN CHILL IN.THERE IS A TOWER ON ONE END OF THE PARK IN WHICH YOU CAN GO UP FOR A STUNNING VIEW OF VILLAHERMOSA.

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  • MUSEO LA VENTA

    LOCATED NEAR TOMAS GARRIDO PARK. AN OUTDOOR MUSEUM COVERED BY TREES WHICH ALSO HAS A ZOO INSIDE WITH SOME ANIMALS TO SEE. A SERIES OF TRAILS WILL TAKE YOU AROUND THE SITE TO DIFFERENT OLMEC HEADS AND SOME ANIMAL ENCLOSURES.VERY WORTH THE VISIT.

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  • Walk along the Rio Grijavla

    Villa Hermosa's old downtown area has a cobblestone mall of sorts where numerous hotels and restaurants are located. This is probably the best place to find lodging for the night, given it's access to the river front. We arrived at night, booked a room, and then walked along the river front admiring the Christmas Lights. Given the urban setting,...

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  • Parque La Venta has the Olmec Artifacts

    Of course, many of the larger Olmec heads were carted off to the Mexico City Museum, and another exellent collection is at the anthropological museum in Xalapa, Veracruz. Some cities, like Tijuana have reproductions of Olmec heads as a reminder that Mexico had the New World's first civilization. At La Venta, the largest Olmec city, some 18,000...

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  • Parque Museo La Venta

    Probably the only thing worth seeing in Villahermosa, and not overly spectacular anyway.This place is a large park divided into two sections; a zoo showcasing wildlife local to the area and an archaeological jungle trek. The highlight of the zoo section is probably the jaguars or the crocodile. There are a few cute little beaver looking things, and...

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  • Cathedral

    Located on Paseo Tabasco, this pretty church towers over you! Other than the building that Dave works in here, this is the OTHER tall structure in town.Services are so big here a tent is set up on the exterior of the church for additional seating, in front of the entrance.

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  • KINKAJOOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you walk around La Venta Park you will sometimes be followed...BEWARE, by these cute little creatures called kinkajoos! They incredibly friendly and trusting. We had a blast watching them.An article in a recent National Geographic Magazine, said that they are very social animals. Well, we believe that 100%.A friend of ours that jogs in that park...

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  • Yumka - Safari Park

    This place was really cool. Dave and I, of course are animal lovers, so this was especially a treat!When you first enter the park you can see Siberian Tigers, iguanas, regional flowers/plants, alligators, AND a manatee if you are patient and look hard in the swamp!Your admission (40 pesos) gets you this and a guided tour. The guided tour starts on...

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  • Olmec Heads at the Zoo

    In a path that skirts the zoo is an archeological trail with many pieces from the Olmecs.This is one of the best preserved Olmec Heads, according to the information given by the zoo.

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  • Jaguars at the Zoo

    There were three enclosures with two jags in each enclosure. They were very important in the Mayan culture.

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  • Zoo & Archeological Walk

    At the Parque La Venta there is a zoo and an archeological walk in one. Not too many animals but I enjoyed it. There was a particularly friendly otter and a very vocal jaguar there. Other animals included: monkeys, turtles, alligators/crocs, small cats, jaguars, otters, toucans, parrots, and pelicans. The Olmec archeological walk is very...

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  • Parque de la Venta

    The Parque de la Venta is one big wonderful park-zoo-museum-archaeology trail. It’s all about the Olmec people who lived about 100 km from Villahermosa and created huge heads and other statues from basalt rocks. Something you look at and think, who on earth did they move these rocks!You walk a trail through lush tropical plants and over 30...

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Villahermosa Restaurants

  • Options along Restraunt Road

    The relatively new street of Av Paseo de la Choca is the spot where most of the higher tier, quality restaurants are located. They are all right next to each other, so if you get here either by car or taxi, a two minute walk will take you by all of them.These restaurants are typically above the standard for the locals. So if you come here, you will...

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  • Good variety of homemade Italian

    Having been a while since we had eaten decent Italian, we decided to try Colosso which was recommended to us.The main chef is an Italian and the food shows it. The menu is only available in Spanish, but some of the staff speak a bit of English if you so need it. There is no dress code, but the restaurants on this street are all in the higher end,...

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  • Great Steaks, Great Wine, Reasonable...

    I have been stationed in Villahermosa for almost a year now, and several of us from my company have been going to this restaurant once or twice a week. The reason is that it has the best steaks we have tasted here, at the most reasonable prices. This is an Argentinian restaurant, so the specialty is beef. I suggest you start out with an empaniada,...

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Villahermosa Warnings and Dangers

  • Beware the Bloodsuckers

    I guess it is less of a hidden danger and more common sense, but if you are going to be visiting the Museo La Venta or walking around the park areas, you should be aware that the mosquitoes in the area are relentless.There will be a few people outside the museum selling repellent, but it may be cheaper for you to buy/bring your own in advance. Once...

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  • Impatient Drivers!

    Be careful when driving for the first time in Villahermosa. The drivers here are really impatient and daring, and every drive is a harrowing experience. It's typical for people to make a left turn from the right lane, create new driving lanes when none exist, and no one expects, and even gets upset, when they have to stop for a traffic light for...

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  • Stay out of the Crossfire!

    Currently there is a lot of drug trafficing problems in the area. The police have been ambushed several times and many execution style murders happening weekly. I always feel safe walking in Villahermosa, the people are friendly and there doesn't seem to be much violent crime, except between the drug runners and police. So just be aware that you do...

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Villahermosa Off The Beaten Path

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    by lokibinky Updated Jan 2, 2004

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    We live on the golf course and walked the course to take some pictures with our new toys.

    The golf course here in Villahermosa is a small, nine hole, par 3 course.

    Located at Calle Venta and Paseo Tabasco, at the entrance of Fracc. Campestre (our neighborhood)

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  • fredcui's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    La venta park museum

  • fredcui's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    Stupid mexican administration.
    The museum is closed for four months!!! Event on the entrance door of the park it is not said "cerado'. Nothing in any web site of mexico!!
    We came from france to visit the museum and the olmec sites; What a waist of money and time.
    The same occurs two days ago for the museum of antropology of Merida. Closed; Even the lady of the tourist office in the gobiernor house tell us, the evening before, that the museum is open. In Merida it is not know :
    -if it will reopen
    -where are the collections
    -what is inside the new museum of maya culture.
    Don't loose your energy and money go to visit france or any 'developped country.

 
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