Zona Luz, Tabasco

Zona Luz in Villahermosa is the historic gateway to significant events and majestic tourist attractions.

Visit Tabasco and discover Zona Luz, a charming corner of Villahermosa’s historic center dating back to the 16th century. It served as a commercial route through shipments arriving via the majestic Grijalva River, which connected various towns.

Discover the Magic of Zona Luz 

The capital of Tabasco treasures the essence of its past within its cobblestone streets, 16th-century architecture, and cuisine that connects its pre-Hispanic past with the present. Get to know its historical monuments, cultural activities, and gastronomy that make it a unique attraction.

What to Do in Zona Luz 

One of the activities you’ll enjoy the most is walking through its vibrant Plaza de Armas, alleys, churches, and museums. The Malecón offers a wide view of the Grijalva River and its commercial area, which you can explore by bike at any time of day. Another spectacular view of the river can be seen from the Torre del Caballero Lookout in Plaza de Armas, with an entry fee of only $15 MXN.

To explore the surroundings and museum experiences, there are stands with QR codes that provide a more immersive experience, offering more information about points of interest. These stands are installed at the following locations:

  • Los Pajaritos Park
  • In front of Casa de los Azulejos
  • Juárez Park
  • Old Puerto Escondido Alley
  • Plaza de Armas

Historic Buildings:

  • Government Palace
  • H. Congreso del Estado de Tabasco
  • Superior Court of Justice of the State of Tabasco
  • Secretariat of Government Directorate General of Legal Affairs

Museums and Galleries:

  • Villahermosa Cultural Center
  • Casa de los Azulejos
  • El Jaguar Despertado
  • Casa Aurora
  • Casa Carlos Pellicer Cámara
  • Ari Art Gallery
  • Siempre Viva Gallery


  • Juárez Park
  • Los Pajaritos Park
  • La Corregidora Park


When to Visit 

Due to Chihuahua’s significance in the historical episode of Mexico’s Independence, the Patriotic Celebrations are an excellent time to visit the historic center and join the festivities.

Where to Eat in Chihuahua’s Historic Center

  • Restaurante La Casona: A local favorite, specializing in grilled meats and Mexican cuisine. Its beautiful inner courtyard inside an old building is a highlight.
  • Macuilli: This restaurant gives a contemporary twist to classic Mexican cuisine with presentations as fresh as their ingredients.

Where to Stay

  • Hotel Plaza: Located behind the cathedral, this is a classic and central option if you want to stay in the historic center.
  • Central Hotel Boutique: A beautiful hotel that combines the charm of an old building with modern details.

How to Get to Chihuahua’s Historic Center Independencia Avenue is the main access route to this Magical Neighborhood. There are also bus stations for the BRT-Troncal line.

When to Visit

You can visit Villahermosa any time of the year, but you can also plan your trip to coincide with some of the events and festivities that take place throughout the year.

Tabasco Fair: Held in April, this fair brings together the joy and hard work of the state’s agricultural, livestock, commercial, artisanal, and industrial sectors.

Ek Balám Bike Trail: Held in June, this event brings together mountain biking enthusiasts and experts for competitions that showcase Villahermosa’s natural beauty.

Where to Eat

The gastronomic range in the area includes national fast-food chains and diverse restaurants offering traditional dishes like grilled pejelagarto and fresh drinks like pozol with cocoa. Enjoy these treats on the terraces overlooking Juárez Park.

  • El Teapaneco: Here you’ll find traditional Villahermosa cuisine.
  • Jangada Restaurante: A fantastic place for seafood cuisine.

Where to Stay

There are hotels with tourism packages within and outside the city, offering all services so you don’t have to look elsewhere, allowing you to organize your time better and move around without much hassle.

  • Best Western Madan: Av. Francisco I. Madero 408, Centro Delegación Dos, 86000 Villahermosa. $950 MXN.
  • Hotel Boutique Menta y Cacao: Narciso Sáenz 116, Centro Delegación Dos, 86000 Villahermosa. From $1,350 MXN.
  • Hotel Viva Villahermosa: Boulevard Adolfo Ruiz Cortines s/n, Col. Lindavista, 86050 Villahermosa. $2,000 MXN.

How to Get to Zona Luz

If you travel from Mexico City to Villahermosa, Tabasco, take highway 150D and then 145D. The approximate travel time is 8 hours and 40 minutes. The flight time is reduced to 1 hour and 20 minutes. From Carlos Roviroza Pérez International Airport, you can take a taxi to Zona Luz, which will only take 20 minutes.


Zona Luz, Calle General Ignacio Zaragoza, Centro Delegacion Dos, Villahermosa, Tab., México

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