Info on Villahermosa


Villahermosa , the capital of Tabasco, is a modern city located 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, where the Carrizal and Grijalva rivers meet. It features colorful flower gardens, imposing palm trees, a tropical atmosphere and friendly locals – only a few of the reasons travelers are taken by the city.
Zona Luz, the oldest part of the city, features beautifully preserved structures and two of the most striking buildings in the city - the House of Tiles and the Center of Olmec and Mayan Cultures (CICOM), which won first prize in the World Biennial Architectural Competition and houses the Casa de Arte Jose Gorostiza and the Carlos Pellicer Camara Regional Museum of Anthropology.
La Venta Museum-Park and the Yumka Nature Study Center are additional renowned sites, offering archaeological ruins, exuberant vegetation and pleasant open spaces. Tours of Yumka include close contact with white-tailed deer, scarlet macaws, toucans, monkeys and enormous iguanas. Another area of the park features fauna from different parts of the world, including giraffes, zebras and antelopes.
Tabasco 2000, the state’s administrative center, is another site worth visiting. The state-of-the-art facilities are surrounded by hotels, banks, department stores, convention centers and offices. It also features nature parks and lagoons, including the Parque Tomas Garrido, La Polvora and the Parque de la Luz, all perfect for a variety of outdoor activities.
The floating restaurant Capitan Beulo offers delicious meals; similarly good restaurants are available at the parks built on the city’s river bends. Daring diners should try dishes made from pejelagarto, a strange mixture of fish and alligator served up a variety of ways.



Moving To Villahermosa
Villahermosa (Beautiful Villa)? Maybe this isn't true for the entire city, but that doesn't mean to say that Villahermosa doesn't have some hidden treasures. Villahermosa sits on two intersecting rivers, 80 km from the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, which is the distance the Spanish settlers had to move in order to escape the grasp of the pirate Francis Drake, who terrorized the nearby coast.
The town center enjoys some beautiful architecture, while the La Venta Museum /Park offers incredible Olmec statues in beautiful surroundings.
Villahermosa is holding Tabasco's annual fair between April 21 and May 16, www.feriatabasco.com.mx (in Spanish only).

Living in Villahermosa
Villahermosa's main industries are in foods, metal, lumber, textiles, and paper production. The average rental cost for a house is 6000 pesos per month, while the average rental cost for an office is 256 pesos per square meter. Water costs for industrial use are at 3.46 pesos per cubic meter, while electricity costs 0.43 pesos per kW/hr. The city has its own airport, population is currently at just over half a million people. As in most of Mexico, the majority of the poulation is under 30 years of age.
Hospital Angeles Villahermosa
Col. Tabasco 2000
C.P. 86035
Tel: 316 7000
Free of charge: 01 800 672 87 90
English spoken
www.mediks.com/villahermosa
Zona Luz:
The so-called Zona Luz is the attractive colonial heart of Villahermosa, and features late 19th century and early 20th century buildings. Calle Juarez, the main avenue, is tree-lined and has park benches where you can have a rest and enjoy the tropical atmosphere. The Zona Luz has a wide selection of open-air cafes, art galleries and museums.
Parque Tabasco:
With its attractive lagoon and extensive gardens, this 108-hectare park is one of the most important in the country, in terms of infrastructure. There are three service zones, exhibition areas, a livestock hall, open-air theater cockfight arena, a dolphinarium and car parks. Parque Tabasco plays host to the annual Feria Tabasco, the state's huge fair.
La Venta Museum/Park:
The original site for the three giant Olmec heads and other features in La Venta was some 130 km from Villahermosa, they were moved to Villahermosa when the petrochemical industry wreaked typical havoc on the site. It remains a mystery how the 20 ton plus basalt heads were moved 100 km from their construction location to the ceremonial sites.
Tel: 141-652
Open 08:00- 17:00 hrs, closed Mondays.
Shopping
Villahermosa boasts a range of establishments, with everything from interesting markets to multi-national superstores.
Bars and Nightclubs there are many more thease are only 2
Factory Video Bar
G Mendez 1662
Col. Centro
Villahermosa, Tabasco
Tel: (993) 315-1380

Mundo Corona
Perifero N.101
Col.Miguel Hidalgo
Villahermosa, Tabasco Tel: (993) 354-5232
Clubs and Associations
For expatriates often the most important starting references upon arriving in a foreign country are expatriate clubs and associations. Some of the most important are the American Society along with the DAR, the International Friendship Club, and Rotary International. American Society acts as a large umbrella organization harboring smaller clubs and associations that are based on particular fields of interest.