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Address: East of Ocosingo | Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico, Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico
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A very interesting site

We arrived at Tonina on Sunday morning and were told there is no fee for the parking or the site. This really surprised us as most sites have a fee. Some people said it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
RishaLinda
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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167 reviews 167 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived at Tonina on Sunday morning and were told there is no fee for the parking or the site. This really surprised us as most sites have a fee. Some people said it was because it was Sunday and the sites do not charge on Sunday but others told us that the Zapatista leaders chose not to charge a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Definitely worth a detour on the route from San Cristobal to Palenque. Well restored ballcourt. Huge palace, can climb to the top for great views of the valley. Take a flashlight for the vaults and passageways. Take care climbing.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is an impressive 70 meter tall site, that can be seen for miles. Tonina is not visited frequently, as it is a bit off the 'beaten path'. Although it can be accessed from San Cristobal or Palenque, it's closest to the city of Ocosingo. Tonina is an active archaeological site, with new tombs, carvings and murals being found frequently.... More 

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Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Take a taxi, 100 pesos, from Ocosingo and explore this little visited ruin. The view from the top is unbeatable! Make sure to visit the on site museum as well. Combis are a good way to take you back to Ocosingo.

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Alamo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

An amazing site that is far less visited than Palenque. We had the place to ourselves. The ruins and museum are first rate, with so much still unexcavated. The climb to the top was worth it because the view of the valley and surrounding mountains were breathtaking. I could see how the kings of Toniná believed they were godlike in... More 

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Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This site is easily accessible via public transport. We took OCC bus from San Cristobal to Ocosingo for around 74 pesos each way, the ride to Ocosingo took around 2 1/2 hours. From the OCC terminal we took a taxi to the mercado for around 25 pesos. I think the taxi driver said he'd take us to the ruins for... More 

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Tampico, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It is a good option if you are in san cristobal and want to visit some archeological sites.... Palenque is further away, so tonina is worth the visit, and has STUNNING VIEWS

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Mexico Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Lovely lovely. This arqueological site is a must in your visit to Chiapas. And if you want to enhance it please hire a tour guide that is called Eliseo. He made our visit Beautiful!

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Gorey, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a harder site to reach than some others but it does have something really fresh about it. There are buses or day trips from San Cristobal. Journey is interesting in itself. We saw charcoal being made and a dead snake impaled on a sharp stick! The site is fairly recent and still visible from the road. Most other... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

At 4 in the morning we were picked up by our driver for a 5 hour drive to Palenque. Leaving from casa San Cristobal we stopped for breakfast just as it was turning light. Then, unbeknownst to us, our driver took us to a lesser known archeological dig TONINA. To say that this became the highlight of the day would... More 

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