Sunflower Sanctuary in Balancan Tabasco​​

Sunflower Sanctuary in Balancan Tabasco​

What was born as a pilot project for the production of edible oil, today has become a tourist gem in the municipality of Balancán, Tabasco. 

It is the first Sunflower Sanctuary in our country, which has an area of six hectares that you can walk through while collecting the sunflowers you want to buy.

Sunflower Sanctuary in Balancan Tabasco​​

Wherever you look, the yellow of the flowers dazzles you. The sanctuary even offers photo shoots between cultivation.

The Santuaro de Girasoles de Balancán only opens to the public during the flowering season, which happens once a year: around April 13-28 approximately. The spectacle of seeing them in their maximum splendor lasts approximately 20 days.

During your visit, take the opportunity to visit the crafts and gastronomy area.

When the calendar marks March 21, in the Sanctuary of the Sunflowers, in Tabasco, the flowering stage begins and the place will be ready every day of the week for you to go take photos and visit a field of more than six hectares (no tours, you walk on your own) full of huge sunflowers.

The sanctuary does not have a lot of resources, so you will find a souvenir shop with t-shirts, mugs and souvenirs of sunflowers, whose sale helps to cover the expenses.  

They also have a gastronomic and artisanal corridor with the sale of products from the region.

Sunflower Sanctuary in Balancan Tabasco​​

If you want a professional photoshoot, on the Facebook page you can contact their photographer —there is a WhatsApp number— to schedule the session for you. 

Remember that there are very few days when the Sanctuary of the Sunflowers in Tabasco is open to the public.

COSTS AND SCHEDULES

The sanctuary is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. The price of a dozen sunflowers is around 50 pesos. ($2.5 USD)

WHERE IS THE SACTUARY

The Sanctuary of the Sunflowers is located eight kilometers before reaching Balancán, on the Emiliano Zapata-Tenosique highway, two and a half hours from Villahermosa.

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FUN FACTS ABOUT SUNFLOWERS: VISIT THE SUNFLOWER SANCTUARY IN TABASCO!

  • From the morning the sunflowers rotate following the path of the sun.

  • Not all flowers are yellow, there are some versions in orange, brown, cream and dark red.

  • Sunflowers should be cut in the morning so they don’t wilt as fast.

  • Sunflowers are said to absorb nuclear radiation.

  • Cellulose can be obtained from old sunflower stalks to make paper.

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