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Tonina

East of Ocosingo | Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico, Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were lucky enough to visit 6 Archeological Sites this visit to Mexico and this was by far my favourite. Lovely overall feel to the site. There were only about half a dozen people there when we visited so the experience was very relaxing. The climb to the top is very steep but once at the top it is well... More

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Honduras
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Those are the two words I'd use to describe Tonina. We found this in our guidebook on a road trip and thought we'd stop off along the way. A bit of a detour to get there but man--it was worth it. Instead of writing a long review, I'd rather post some photos of how great this Mayan ruins site was!... More

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San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We went to the ruins at Toniná in late November and we were the ONLY people there. We stopped by en route down from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Palenque, but not many visitors seem to do this. It's a shame because these ruins are very interesting to climb, although it is very steep, so bring a walking stick.... More

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Elgin, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

I hate to admit it, but you can get a little jaded after multiple days of visiting ruins. Having said this, Tonina was fairly mind blowing. The shear mass of the site and seven platforms is simply amazing. The Stella's and museum are phenomenal. Some tips. We took the bus from Chiapas and dropped our things in the nearby Exhacienda... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Went to Tonina today, just outside of Ocosingo, in Chiapas, Mexico. Grabbed a collectivo from the market, 10pesos directly to the site - the driver was a great guy, VERY interested in having a Gringo in his collectivo, and very funny too. This being a Sunday, admission was free, and I paid Manuel, a local guide, 100pesos for a tour... More

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Tonina is about 10km east of Ocosingo, a slight detour on the road from San Cristobal to Palenque. It is smaller than Palenque and less popular but basically one long climb up a series of levels to the acropolis at the top. If you like Mayan ruins, then this easy to visit one is not to be missed. You get... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Tonina is really worth seeing. It has a small museum with well preserved artifacts. The pyramid itself is actually more impressive than Palenque and I liked the fact that it was not surrounded by natives selling trinkets. Tonina is very quiet and serene. Much of Tonina still remains covered by jungle.

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italy
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144 reviews 144 reviews
56 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The place is a bit "off the beaten tracks" and it adds charm to the visit as you can be practically alone and enjoy the real magic of this wonderful site. Ask for the local guide to learn all about the place and plunge in the authentic mayan atmosphere. The view from the top of the pyramid is breath-taking and... More

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Athens, Greece
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219 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The archeological site is not so vaste but the main building is situated on a high position so you have to climb a lot . Different maze like style of building, built with small rocks and not huge like in other structures elsewere.Don' t miss the Museum. he figures are different and there are many artifacts giving information about the... More

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Copan, Honduras
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I wish that I had visited the museum first before touring the site. This site is small and compact and it is easy to highlights without some perspective first. There were also short signposts with yellow footprints on them. I was unsure of their meaning but I started following them and I was glad that I had. There were also... More

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