The Pomona Ruins are a lesser-known archaeological site in the far eastern part of Tabasco. Set into the fertile plain along the Usumacinta River, the ancient settlement was at its peak from around 600 to 900 AD. And while the entire site occupies roughly a square mile, only a handful of structures have been uncovered. Standing atop the stacked-stone pyramids, visitors can look out at the surrounding jungle covered hills to imagine what must lie beneath them. Temple IV is the most spectacular built for the sun god Kin. An on-site museum contains artifacts recovered from the site, including stelae and sculpted panels from the temple.
The Pomona Ruins are remote, so driving is the best way to reach them. They sit about 155 miles away from Villahermosa, and about 36 miles form the more popular ruins at Palenque. Entry is free and visitors will likely have the site mostly to themselves.