48 hours in Villahermosa, Mexico
Villahermosa, known as “The Emerald of the Southeast”, is a cosmopolitan city with a growing oil industry, cultural wealth and exuberant natural beauty. Villahermosa is the perfect starting point for a 48 hours trip.
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[accordion] [accordion_item title =”Morning” class=”acc-opened”] Palenque Archeological Site: The archeological site of Palenque, named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987, is just one hour and a half from Hilton Villahermosa. Upon arrival, be inspired by the largest Mesoamerican step pyramid: The Temple of Inscriptions’ hieroglyphics have contributed to the study of the Mayan civilization.
Agua Azul Waterfalls: Palenque is surrounded by beautiful natural areas, including the Agua Azul Waterfalls and their turquoise waters. Agua Azul is perfect for observing the exotic local species, if you can take your eyes off the crystalline pools that form below the waterfalls.
[/accordion_item] [accordion_item title =”Afternoon” class=”acc-opened”] Lunch: For lunch, we recommend you any of the small restaurants that are located alongside of the Agua Azul Waterfalls. Regional food and a spectacular view are an excellent combination.
Misol-Ha Waterfall: Just minutes away from the Agua Azul Waterfalls, is located the Misol-Ha waterfall which has a drop of more than 100 feet that forms a large pool where, if you’re feeling intrepid, you can swim.
[/accordion_item] [accordion_item title =”Evening” class=”acc-opened”] Dinner at La Chopería: After a long day of activity, we recommend you a sea food based dish and a cold draft beer at our new restaurant-bar La Chopería located next to our pools -perfect for a late afternoon dip!-
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[accordion] [accordion_item title =”Morning” class=”acc-opened”] Yumká Wildlife Ecological Park: Start your day with a visit to Yumka, a Wildlife Ecological Park -located just 5 minutes from Hilton Villahermosa- whose purpose is that visitors appreciate and understand the importance of nature through contact.
La Venta Eco-Archeological Park: Situated along the banks of the Laguna de las Ilusiones, La Venta showcases the splendors of the Olmeca culture in one of Mexico’s most unusual and enjoyable eco-archaeological attractions. Scattered along a maze of jungle-shrouded paths, three colossal Olmeca heads will surely catch your attention.
[/accordion_item] [accordion_item title =”Afternoon” class=”acc-opened”] Lunch at El Edén: Simulating the architecture of a Mexican hacienda, El Edén offers a buffet that pays homage to the gastronomy and cultural traditions of Tabasco. Here you will feel the flavors of Tabasco, surrounded by indigenous music, typical costumes and a mixture of colors and joy in each dish.
“Tomás Garrido Canabal” Park: Take a walk in this big park surrounded by the natural setting of the Laguna de las Ilusiones, visit the Mirador de las Aguilas to witness a magnificent panoramic view of the city.
MUSEVI: The MUSEVI -Elevated Museum of Villahermosa for its acronym in Spanish- is located next to the “Tomás Garrido Canabal” Park in a slope bridge that preserves the works of the artists of the region. Be sure to admire their work while sipping a delicious coffee in their coffee shop.
[/accordion_item] [accordion_item title =”Evening” class=”acc-opened”] Dinner at Ló Restaurant: The MUSEVI crosses Paseo Tabasco, one the most touristic avenues of the city. Here you will find the restaurant Ló, created by the famous mustachioed chef Aquiles Chávez.
Light and Sound Show at La Venta Eco-Archeological Park: During the night, La Venta offers visitors a spectacle of light and sound that combines archaeological wealth, nature, aspects of the ancient Olmeca culture and poetry of Carlos Pellicer Cámara “The Poet of America”.
[accordion_item title =”More attractions to see” class=”acc-opened”] At the city center, just across the street from Villahermosa’s Cathedral, be sure to savor one of the most popular drinks in Mexico: the Horchata, made from a mixture of rice, milk, water, cinnamon, and vanilla.
[/accordion_item] [accordion_item title =”Where to stay in Villahermosa” class=”acc-opened”] Hilton Villahermosa Hotel: the closest hotel to the International Airport of Villahermosa, with complimentary transportation, the Hilton Villahermosa Hotel & Conference Center is just one hour and a half from the archeological site of Palenque, named a UNESCO World Heritage site, and just 14 minutes from the City Center and main attractions.
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