Villahermosa, the capital city of Tabasco, is a hot and humid city with lush vegetation. This is a destination with modernity co-existing with history and cosmopolitan life, but juxtaposed to the remains of one of Mesoamerica’s oldest civilizations. With our flights to Villahermosa, Mexico travel to this unique destination with Aeromexico and discover one of the most beautiful cities in South Mexico.
Water is everywhere around Villahermosa. There are several lakes, and two major rivers run on either side of it: Grijalva and Carrizal. This city is full of wildlife, and it is quite an experience to take a walk in any of the 12 parks and visit the “Zona de Luz” a corridor full of coffee shops, restaurants and nightclubs.
The streets are so leafy that you may feel like you are driving through a gigantic garden, but then the parks are as impressive too, such as the Tomas Garrido Canabal park or La Venta Park Museum, where you can discover sculptures and monuments from the ancient Olmec civilization, including the famous gigantic stone heads.
Villahermosa, Tabasco was founded officially in 1564 by the Spanish conquerors. In 1826, the village was raised to the rank of a city and it has been captured several times by invaders during the Mexican-American War and the French intervention in Mexico.
The cuisine of Tabasco is very unique thanks to the luscious plant-life, which is a major source of cooking ingredients. Typical dishes of this region range from green mondongo or tripe, salty beef with chaya, a local spinach equivalent; cochinita horneada or baked pork, the chirmole de pejelagarto – a stew made with the predatory gar fish and chili, and the famous Tabasco corn dough tamales.
There are also the delicious exotic fruit desserts of zapote or guapaque. The pozol drink made with corn, cocoa and water is a refreshing accompaniment.
If you want to discover one of the most beautiful cities in the southern region of Mexico, check out our flights to Villahermosa (the Emerald of the Southeast), Mexico with Aeromexico.