The place

The state of Tabasco is located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, in southeastern Mexico. Its territory is 24,738 Km², with an approximate population of 2,402,598 inhabitants. It borders the states of Veracruz, Chiapas, Campeche, and the Republic of Guatemala.

The Climate

Due to its location in the tropical zone, its low elevation above sea level and its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, it has a warm climate with a maritime influence. The humid tropical climate has temperatures ranging from 15°C in the coldest months (December-January) to 44°C in the hottest months (May-September), with an average temperature of 26°C.

The Economy

The economic activity that contributes most to the state’s Gross Domestic Product is the service sector, followed by commerce, which generates more than 60% of the state’s GDP.

Another important activity is oil production, Tabasco is the second-largest producer of crude oil in the country, behind Campeche St.

The largest gas processing complexes in Cd. Pemex and Nuevo Pemex, while Dos Bocas Harbor is the most important maritime center for the export of crude oil, and Pemex Refinery is building the most modern refinery in Mexico in this port.

Local currency

In Mexico, the legal currency is the Mexican peso ($Mx).

Its minimum division is the centavo (it is not in circulation).

It has coins with denominations of 50 cents, 1, 2, 5, 10, and 20 pesos (the latter are commemorative, circulating and collectible).

It has bills of 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 pesos, there are bills of 1000 (one thousand) pesos, but they are rarely used commercially.

Pesos can be exchanged at banks, exchange agencies, and sometimes at the reception desk of hotels. We suggest not to change large amounts for security reasons.

The exchange rate is variable depending on the international economy.

You can bring in different forms of currency up to 10,000 USD without having to make a customs declaration.

The exchange can also be made using the automatic teller machines (cashiers), which are within the international ATM network.

There are bank branches of several international banks such as CITY, BBVA, HSBC, SANTANDER and SCOTIABANK.


Due to the humid tropical climate, most social activities take place during the afternoon and evening.

Clothing is casual in almost all meetings, and for more formal occasions, guayaberas and loose-fitting cotton or linen clothing are recommended.

The guayabera is a formal or everyday dress shirt with long or short sleeves and several stores in Villahermosa sell them in a variety of textiles, sizes, and models at very affordable prices.

Two- or three-piece suits with ties are rare.

How to come to Villahermosa

Villahermosa is the Tabasco State Capital. It has a population of 614,360 inhabitants and is the nerve center of Tabasco.

This city, known as the gateway to southeastern Mexico, can be reached as follows

  • By air to the Carlos Rovirosa International Airport, which receives international flights and flights from Cancun and many other cities in México.
  • By road from Mexico City along the Federal Highway 150D and connecting to the Federal Highway 180D is a journey of 10 to 12 hours.
  • By land from the city of Merida, Yucatan through the Federal Highway 180 and 180D, it is a journey of 8 to 10 hours.
  • By land from the city of Carmen Camp.
  • By Federal Highway 180 and, it is a journey of 2 to 3 hours.

Another way to get there from almost all of Mexico is by the well known bus line ADO, for more information check the routes from your community.

For international visitors.

Only a valid passport is required to visit Mexico. Visitors from some countries in Europe, Asia and South America will need a visa. It is issued by the Mexican Embassy or Consulate closest to your residence, we suggest you consult your travel agency.

Information to consider

Location: Villahermosa, Tab. Mexico.

Population: 614,360 inhabitants.

Climate: Tropical humid.

Temperature: 15oC. a 44oC. (59 to 110 oF.)