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Address: Ocosingo, Mexico
Phone Number: 961 612 8360
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Small but very impressive site

We visited the ruins at Tonina while driving from Palenque to San Cristobel de las Casas. I didn't personally climb up to the top of the pyramid, but members of our group who did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chatham, Massachusetts
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Chatham, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the ruins at Tonina while driving from Palenque to San Cristobel de las Casas. I didn't personally climb up to the top of the pyramid, but members of our group who did said the view was outstanding. The ruins adjoin a private farm with a good, small restaurant and beautiful grounds. There's also a very nice, small museum... More 

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Bisbee, Arizona
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you love Mayan ruins, then yes, you'll want to visit Tonina, which is, I believe, reputed to be the tallest of these. And if you do decide, as I did, That you must reach its peak, be prepared for a steep climb on very narrow stone steps. Of course, you see kids practically racing up. Their parents must be... More 

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Bisbee, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

If you have not been to other Mayan ruins, then by all means visit to Tonina. I know for some it is a favorite. As opposed to other Mayan ruins, it is in a temperate zone, so not buggy. Surroundings are beautiful. Interestingly, the land surrounding Tonina is Zapatista community, though not the ruins themselves. My understanding is that is... More 

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New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The views from the top are breathtaking. This place is the spot for photographers. Seriously. You don't have hordes of tourists in the your pictures. You have 260 steps which makes for very dramatic shots. You have labyrinths, arch ways, mountains, butterflies built into walls.... You get the point. We had a friendly guide (if you speak a little Spanish)... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

It is mind blowing that during my visit there I've seen only one tourist bus and a couple of families strolling around. The site is trully mesmerizing. The pyramid is one of the tallest in the region, even taller than the Sun`s pyramid in Teotihuacan. You can freely roam around the site, in some places even enter it. Climb the... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

One of the best archeological sites in Chiapas, just a few kilometers from Ocosingo. You can catch a colectivo at the bus station that leads you just at the entrance for around 12 MEX. Toniná's greatest attractive is, in my opinion, its "palace of the underworld". The principal structure, though is the acropolis with an incredible altitude and view at... More 

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Thank irenespe
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

If you are coming to Palenque, this is s must stop place. You will be amazed! Additionally, this a "young" archeological place which hasn't been completely explored so you will be happy and pleased to know that not everyone that comes to Chiapas visits this place. You only need to be aware and careful because you may get blocked by... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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246 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A very picturesque archeological site in the hills between Palenque and San Cristobal. It is higher than Palenque or Tikal, so much drier, with a nice breeze and far less crowded. I had never heard of this place before, but am very glad our friends from San Cristobal took us there. The temple is massive, it gives you some idea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

I visited this ruin on my way to Palenque from San Cristbal. I know many people just go to Palenque directly and don't stop here, but what a waste! This place is amazing! It totally worth to visit. You can take a ban from Ocosingo, it's like 40 minutes ride. The ruin is HUGE. It is like a maze, you... More 

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Wirral UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 493 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We visited here on our way from Palenque to San Cristobel while on a 28 day trip. We had a guide with us. It was +40C when we visited and it felt warmer, as there was no breeze, so we tended to move from one bit of shade to another. The ruins are less reconstructed than some sites, so they... More 

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