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Address: Ocosingo, Mexico
Phone Number: 961 612 8360
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Easily the best ruins I have been to......! You get the whole place to yourself with no guards which gives this place a real sense of adventure, something that was missing with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
Russell F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Easily the best ruins I have been to......! You get the whole place to yourself with no guards which gives this place a real sense of adventure, something that was missing with all the rest of the famous Mayan ruins, the fact that people miss this place is a conundrum, I want you to go, but I also don't! I... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

When you have your own car, and are driving from Palenque to San Cristóbal de las Casas or vice versa, don't miss these ruins, just 10 kms east from Ocosingo. It's a quiet spot. The ruins are superb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Recently discovered Tonina's ruin is the taller one in Mexico, the view of the ocosingo's to the top it's amazing. just 7 minutes from down town.

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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Some suggestions. 1. If you go to the ruins by car be aware that the best way to visit the ruins of Toniná with a (rental) car is with a navigation system. The road in Ocosingo from Palenque or San Cristobal in the direction of Toniná is badly indicated. We have seen only one sign on the main road, after... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

This is a relatively unknown archaeological site and we found out about it by chance. There is no entrance fee (!); we hired a guide (ask for Juan he is the sweetest guy; he only speaks Spanish but we taught him some Italian and some English as he is keen to communicate in different languages) and walked around the site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Need to take combo to Ocosingo and then a taxi. Worth the effort to see this amazing site. Need the whole day to enjoy site and the travel time from Palenque.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Despite having one of the largest pyramid of any Mayan ruin, Tonina is largely off the tourist trail. When I visted, there were only 3 other tourists in the whole site. This is definitely one of the draws of Tonina, as you can explore the place at your own pace, and on your own (if that's your thing). The site... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

This forgotten arqueologica like site has finally gained importance again after realizing that it played a crucial role in the Mayan culture. It is very impressive and with a great guide like ours, we got so much insight into the fascinating life at this site. Melquiades Martinez, who greeted us at the main entrance of the park, was just so... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

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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