The birthplace of meso-American civilizations by the great rivers. The Grijalva and the Usumacinta, the largest in Mexico, come together at the Pantanos de Centla Biosphere Reserve. The possibilities nature offers are infinite: boating at the Usumacinta Canyon, exploring caves like Cocona or raft down the white waters of the Grijalva.
The State capitol is Villahermosa, "The emerald of the SouthEast". Founded in the late 16th century by the Grijalva river, Villahermosa is one of the cities with the highest standards of living in Mexico and an up-and-coming meetings & events destination, with all the infrastructures and first-class hotels. We recommend to visit the La Venta Park & Museum, featuring impressive Olmec pieces, and the Regional Museum of Anthropology, displaying Monument 6 of Tortuguero, where the famous Maya prophecy of the ending of the 13th Baktun. Very close to Villahermosa, do visit the Comalcalco archeological site in the midst of the cocoa route, with the possibility of visiting haciendas and learning about the history of this age-old Mayan crop.