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Tonina

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Address: East of Ocosingo | Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico, Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico
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Great option near san cristobal

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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Tampico, Mexico
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Tampico, Mexico
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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120 reviews 120 reviews
57 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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135 reviews 135 reviews
40 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This Mayan site is HUGE and underdeveloped which gives it great authenticity. There is a small museum at the base and then a 1/2 mile hike to the ruins. From there it is a long multi storied hike up the seven pyramid levels to the top. At the fifth level there is a huge and amazing carved relief wall telling... More 

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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very nice place with Maya ruins. Despite there ane practically no organized trips its simple to reach the place via publc transport form palenque or San Cristobal. I reccomende to use OCC or ADO busses (they are more expensive than collectivos, but much more comfortable) into Ocosingo and from market!!! it is only 15 min by collectivos. Marker is in... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Tonina was not on the origianl itinerary for the tour i did through Maya sites and some of the group decided to give it a miss and spend a second day in Palenque. Tonina was Palneque's arch rival in historical times and is about a two hour drive from Palenque through windy mountainous road that offer great views ajd little... More 

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California
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540 helpful votes 540 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

While the Tonina site is located in the State of Chiapas, it is nowhere near Chiapa de Corzo. It is just outside Ocosingo!

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
72 helpful votes 72 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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