TAPIJULAPA
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SIMBOLOGIA-PUEBLOS-MAGICOS-1

SURROUNDED BY TRUE NATURAL WONDERS

This town is nestled in the Tabasco state's mountain range, on the banks of the Amatán River, just 91 km south of Villahermosa.

Tapijulapa is surrounded by the lushness of the jungle and natural beauties like waterfalls, caves, and majestic rivers. In fact, the surrounding ecosystem boasts one of the highest biodiversities in the country, with 900 butterfly species, 2,000 plants, 200 orchids, 75 bromeliads, 112 mammals, 44 fish, 78 reptiles, and 302 birds.

This charming village features winding cobbled streets and a central square with its kiosk and flower-filled garden beds. Moreover, the Oxolotán and Amatán rivers intersect within the town, enhancing the landscape with their crystal-clear waters.

On Palm Sunday, a unique ritual takes place known as the "blind sardine fishing." This ceremony occurs in the Cave of the Sardines, located within the Villa Luz Park. During the event, prayers and dances are performed, seeking permission from ancestors and gods to begin fishing the sardines. From the deepest part of the stream, "cueza" is extracted, which consists of ground barbasco mixed with lime, possessing narcotic properties. This causes the sardines to become drowsy, allowing the locals to catch them easily.

Tapijulapa enjoys a tropical and rainy climate, with an average annual temperature of 24ºC. During the summer months, the mercury can rise up to 35ºC.

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What to See in Tapijulapa

Tapijulapa Tourist Attractions

Santiago Apóstol Temple

An 18th-century building accessible via a staircase, featuring the Botanical Garden where you can consult a naturalist doctor.

Oxolotán

Nearby, you can visit Oxolotán with its impressive Ex Convent of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, dating back to the 16th century and housing the Sierra Museum, which holds a collection of colonial religious artifacts.

 

What to Do in Tapijulapa

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN TAPIJULAPA

Visit the Kolem Jaá Ecological Reserve

Explore the Cave of the Sardinas Ciegas

Explore the Villa Luz Ecological Reserve

Enjoy a Wonderful Nature Reserve

Just 3 km from Tapijulapa lies the Villa Luz Ecological Reserve, offering beautiful trails that venture into the jungle, leading to breathtaking landscapes with waterfalls, caves, and suspension bridges. The reserve also features zip lines and camping areas.

Inside the reserve, you'll find the Tomás Garrido House Museum. Tomás Garrido was a prominent political figure who governed Tabasco during various periods. He built a beautiful white house with a red tile roof, where archaeological pieces from the Zoque culture and local handicrafts are displayed.

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Explore Ecotourism Parks in the Jungle

Close to Tapijulapa, you'll find the Kolem Jaa Ecotourism Park, nestled in the jungle and featuring caves, waterfalls, pools, a deer enclosure, playgrounds, and a butterfly garden. The park offers activities such as interpretive hiking, rappelling, zip-lining, and camping.

You can also visit the State Park of La Sierra, which boasts waterfalls, pools, caves, and cabins.

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Visit an Impressive Botanical Garden

Another option for nature lovers is the Garden of God (Jardín de Dios), a 14-hectare botanical park located in Zunú. It showcases orchids, bromeliads, anthuriums, and a wide variety of medicinal plants.

Have Fun at Natural Pools

Along the Oxolotán and Amatán rivers, you can enjoy some fun natural pools.

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Relax on the Tabasco Coast

A little further away, you can reach the coast and enjoy Playa Paraíso, a place where you can relax and savor typical dishes, or indulge in snorkeling and diving.

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