Parque-Museo La Venta : Huge stone heads from Mesoamerica’s first civilization are highlights in this leafy park and zoo.
Centro Cultural Villahermosa : Villahermosa’s surprisingly hip cultural center features art exhibits in the foyer and a café with live music in back.
Comalcalco Archaeological Zone : The Maya living in swampy Tabasco didn’t have stone quarries, so they invented bricks and used them to build grand pyramids that have lasted the ages — the Third Little Piggy would have approved.
Chocolate Haciendas : Tabasco is still producing chocolate 400 years after introducing it to Columbus. Tour a working chocolate plantation to see the process in action, from juicy green fruit to sweet brown candy.