Villahermosa Travel Guide
Lakes and Parks in the City
Lakes and Parks in the City
Fettuccine at Colosso
Cathedral de Villahermosa
Great gateway to Palenque: Parque Venta is a Must See
it's warm, if you don't know spanish you are at a disadvantage
In a nutshell
Nice base camp for seeing the ruins.
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...
Museo Elevado de Villahermosa (Elevated Museum)
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
Jaguars at the Zoo
There were three enclosures with two jags in each enclosure. They were very important in the Mayan culture.
Hyatt Regency Villahermosa
1 Review and 18 Opinions Having spent the last several weeks at some rather nondescript hotels in some nondescript towns, was...
Crowne Plaza Hotel Villahermosa
1 Review and 11 Opinions I have been staying here for most of the last 6 months on Business Travel. The Hotel is new, opening...
(see restaurant names in text below): 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...
Colosso: 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...
La Estancia: Great Steaks, Great Wine, Reasonable Price
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...
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...
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...
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...
Beautiful Scene at the Golf Course
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)
Updated Jan 2, 2004
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