Sitio La Venta Tabasco

La Venta Archaeological Site


The pre-Hispanic name is unknown, one of the earliest cities of ancient Mexico (1200-400 BC), settled in a region of abundant nature. The footprint of the mysterious Olmecs is found in the urban layout, the astonishing stone sculptures—some weighing up to 35 tons—and the jade offerings found there.

It housed a complex society, likely hierarchical, sustained by intensive cultivation of maize and yucca (the Olmecs domesticated both relatively early and obtained up to three harvests annually).

It acquires its name due to the fact that it was the place where the sale of precious woods took place.

Near Station




Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Maximum stay of one and a half hours.

$75.00 MXN pesos.

5000 BC – 400 BC | Early Preclassic to Middle Preclassic

900 BC – 400 BC | Middle Preclassic


Where is the La Venta Archaeological Site Located?

Se localiza en la región denominada los Chenes, municipio de Hopelchén, en el estado de Campeche. A una distancia de 72.7 miles (117 kms) de la ciudad de Campeche.

  • Fee for video camera
  • Fee for professional cameras
  • INAPAM discount (for seniors)
  • Discount for students and teachers
  • Free admission on Sundays (Mexicans)
  • Free entry for children under 13 years old
  • No smoking allowed

It boasts the oldest pyramid in Mesoamerica.


Archaeological Site of La Venta

Colossal Heads

Stirling Acropolis

Monument 2

Altar 1

Complex B La Venta

Complex B

Altar 4