Facts About Tabasco, Mexico

Facts About Tabasco, Mexico
Derived from the Aztec word "Tla-uash-co" meaning "waterlogged earth", the Tabasco region features warm tropical weather and plenty of outdoor activities. Start your journey off in the capital Villahermosa before hiking out to the archaeological sites, swimming in waterfalls or cave diving near Cueva de la Luz.


Tabasco is located on an isthmus about 9,522 square miles in size and is nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and the Chiapas, Veracruz and Campeche States (and parts of Guatemala). Besides the hilly area near the Chiapas region, Tabasco is low and flat with two major rivers running through it (the Grijalva and the Usumacinta).


Temperatures remain warm year round with a low of 68 degrees Fahrenheit and highs reaching over 100 degrees. The climate is tropical with heavy rain during August and September.


The area was home to both the Olmec and Mayan people. The Olmec culture dated back to 1500 B.C.
The Mayans gained prominence from 100 to 1000 A.D., while the Toltec and Chontales people emerged before the Spanish landed in the area.


The Agua Selva nature reserve offers rock climbing, cliff diving and swimming areas. You can tour the Pantanos de Centla Biosphere Reserve, or see howler monkeys near the Yu-Balcah Ecotourism Center refuge. Also, you may wish to track animals in the region like jaguars, anteaters, ocelots, snakes and colorful birds.


You can arrive by plane in the international airport which offers a direct flight from Houston. There are also nearly 5,000 miles of road connecting Tabasco to neighboring towns, so getting there by car or bus is fairly easy.

Article Written By James Hood

Currently residing in Nashville, Tenn., James Hood got his first writing job in 2005 while living in San Francisco and has worked for “Euro-Profile” writing business profiles on European companies. Hood graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology.

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