Federal State

Villahermosa is the capital of the Mexican state of Tabasco.

  • 2.1 religions
  • 4.1 Museums
  • 5.1 traffic
  • 5.2 Education


Geographical Location

Villahermosa is located in the municipality of Centro in the Mexican state of Tabasco.


The city was founded in 1596 under the name of San Juan Bautista de Villahermosa, and was for many centuries without significant meaning. At the time of privateers, the town was repeatedly plundered by the famous British privateer Henry Morgan, who made ​​his raids of the past in Jamaica British base of Port Royal from. In the 70s and 80s, the city passed through oil discoveries to wealth.


87.1 % of the population are Catholic, about 9% are Protestant.

Villahermosa is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tabasco.


The Mayor of Villahermosa is José Abreu Aantonio compan.

Culture and sights

Villahermosa offers the cultural treasures of the Olmecs also many attractions in the surrounding area. Above all, the proximity to the sea makes Villahermosa at a popular destination for a varied holiday.


The Parque -Museo de La Venta is a famous open-air museum, where the archaeological finds are exhibited from La Venta. In particular, the Olmekenköpfe of basalt attract many visitors. At the park, a small zoo is connected, in which you can watch parrots, toucans, snakes, crocodiles, monkeys and predators.

The Museo Regional de Antropología you will find a detailed exhibition of pre-Columbian peoples.

In the area of Villahermosa several archaeological sites of the Olmec can be visited.

Economy and infrastructure

In the agricultural sector dominated beside the cattle, especially the cultivation of cocoa beans, bananas and sugar cane. With the discovery of oil in the Gulf of Mexico can be found in Villahermosa many petrochemical companies. In addition, however, tourism is also an important economic factor in Villahermosa.


The city has a domestic airport, the connections to Mexico City, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mérida and Ciudad del Carmen offers. In addition, Villahermosa offers with its three bus stations many links throughout Mexico.


The most important university in Villahermosa Villahermosa is the Institute of Technology.