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Address: East of Ocosingo | Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico, Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico
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Beautiful Mayan site in the hills of Chiapas

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Westerville, Ohio
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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

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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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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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Toniná is on the way between San Cristobal de las Casas en Palenque. We had very good luck with a briliant and very helpfull guide. It is surely worth to visit.

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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Those hoping to visit Aqua Azul Waterfall or the Mayan ruins at Tonina should be aware that gangs of local residents are continuing to blockade Mexican Highway 199 between Palenque and Ocosingo. This involves erecting log barricades or using "nail strips" to stop the flow of traffic for one to two hours. Then drivers are forced to pay a "toll"... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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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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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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