Welcome to Tabasco, a tropical land with exuberant vegetation, and a land of history, rich in traditions. It sa the flowering of one of the most ancient and important Mesoamerican civilizations, the Olmec, and later the Maya dominated the region.
The State of Tabasco is located to the southeast of Mexico and occupies a surface of 24,475.24 km2 with a population of approximately 1’891,829 inhabitants.
Lying in the southeast of the country, Tabasco lives up to its Nahuatl name: “place where the ground is damp.” This is the land of the Ulmecs, “the rubber people.” Tabasco borders on Veracruz, Chiapas and Campeche and is washed by the Gulf of Mexico. Its landscape consists of forest, jungle, savannah, mangrove swamp, swamp and coast that support a wide range of land and sea fauna.
This territory of water and exuberant vegetation produced one of the most important cultures in ancient Mexico: the Olmec, the mother of all Mesoamerican cultures. The inhospitable terrain prevented the Spaniards from founding cities. Nevertheless, in 1519, Cortés established Santa María de la Victoria. Another difficulty the Spaniards encountered were the constant pirate attacks the territory suffered from the 16th to the 18th centuries.