"Parque de la Venta" Villahermosa Things to Do Tip by IceBear7

Villahermosa Things to Do: 13 reviews and 22 photos

The Parque de la Venta is one big wonderful park-zoo-museum-archaeology trail. It’s all about the Olmec people who lived about 100 km from Villahermosa and created huge heads and other statues from basalt rocks. Something you look at and think, who on earth did they move these rocks!
You walk a trail through lush tropical plants and over 30 sculptures behind every turn of the path – heads, masks, animals figures, a stone mosaic etc, and every now and then there is a cage or fenced-off area with tropical birds, pumas, jaguars, ocelots, spider monkeys, crocodiles, turtles, snakes and and and.
The park is very popular with kids / families, but I enjoyed my visit on my own immensely!! This place alone made my stop at Villahermosa worthwhile.
Also the surroundings are nice, the park is located by the Lake of Illusions, with lots of kissing couples (I went there on a Sunday afternoon :-), vendors selling snacks and drinks, people in little rowing boats on the lake, benches to sit on and watch and read and sunbathe and enjoy life. Even more with a cup of coconut milk…

Address: Avenida Ruiz Cortines

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  • Written Feb 3, 2003
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