Villa de Tamazulapan
del Progreso boasts numerous cultural and natural attractions.
Near the town are the hot water springs, whirlpools and the
Olympic-sized pool in the Balneario Atonalzin. The sulfurous
springs bubble up from the rocky cliff behind the pool. Small
Other attractions include the Chorritos and Tinitas waterfalls
and a small canyon near town.
The Dominican Church and ex-convent of Santa María de la Natividad
has a restored baroque altarpiece from the 16th century by the
painter, cabinetmaker and sculptor Andres de la Concha. The
church also has one of the state's most famous historic organs.
The city hall (palacio municipal) is one of prettiest in the
country with 25 arches. There's also a kiosk built out of pink
Local saints days are celebrated on May 3rd (Dia de la Cruz)
and September 8th.
Regional cuisine is some of the best in the country and dishes
can be ordered at restaurants or purchased at the municipal
market. Breads include semites, encaladas. Meat specialities
include lamb barbecue. Drinks include pulque and tepache. Sweets
include chocolate and traditional candies.
Market day is Wednesday. The tianguis attracts indigenous crafts,
including pottery, hats and woven goods.