Tabasco (Fishing Area)

It´s located between the states of Veracruz and Campeche along the Gulf of Mexico, the State of Tabasco is known for its wide rivers, deep lagoons and as a headquarters for Mexico’s oil industry. Tabasco attracts few foreign tourists, despite offering all the modern amenities you'd expect in its capital city of Villahermosa, and a fascinating array of cultural attractions and outdoor pursuits. It has enjoyed anonymity as a tourist destination, yet has set in place a number of programs and facilities to begin hosting visitors like never before.

The state is known for its high levels of humidity and the wetlands and intense tropical greenery that result. Several large rivers (including the mighty Usumacinta and Grijalva) drain from nearby mountains and tropical jungle into the Gulf of Mexico. Flat coastal plains give way to undulating foothills that eventually rise to become the Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountain range. Lagoons, estuaries and marshes dominate the landscape. In fact, during the peak of the rainy season (September-October), nearly half the state is covered by water! Not surprisingly, Tabasco is home to over 2,200 plant species, some fabulous eco parks, and one of Mexico’s most delightfully untamed biosphere reserves.

Tabasco’s 190 kilometers of coastline has no resort development, but boasts several charming seaside villages spread along estuaries, salt marshes and lagoons – worth a visit if you've a taste for the rustic rather than the all-inclusive. Some of Tabasco's many inland attractions include stunning archaeological sites, sprawling cacao plantations, quaint colonial towns, and the revitalized state capital city of Villahermosa.