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Olmec Colossal Heads

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I'm tossing around an idea for a trip to Mexico next year to see the Olmec colossal heads (among other things) and am wondering if anybody has input about where best to see them. These are the two places that have the most heads, so these are the places I am considering initially:

Xalapa - Museo de Antropología (7 heads)
Villhermosa - Parque-Museo La Venta (4 heads) and Museo del Estado de Tabasco (1 heads)

I've never been to either of these cities, so I don't have any experience with them or the surrounding areas. My husband and I both speak Spanish, so getting off the normal tourist track is fine.

I've been to Veracruz a bunch, which is close to Xalapa, but just for work, so I haven't done any sightseeing outside of Veracruz itself. That area that does have the benefit of being reasonably close to Puebla and Mexico City, so combining a trip would be cool. And in Mexico City Museo Nacional de Antropología has 2 additional heads.

On the other hand, Villahermosa is reasonably close to Palenque, which is also on my list of places to visit, and could be combined with a trip there and up to Campeche and maybe Merida or something like that. Maybe spend some time on the gulf between Villahermosa and Campeche - find a nice, laidback place with a beach to hang out for a few days - swim, eat tacos and drink beer by the water.

Anyway, if anyone has experience with either of these areas, or other recommendations for seeing Olmec heads and learning about the Olmec culture, I would love to hear about it. Thanks!

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