Tonina is an ancient maya city near Ocosingo in Chiapas. In it's day it rivaled Palenque in power. Only recently discovered in the last 30 years it provides a great opportunity to see an ancient maya ruin without being overcrowded with tourists.

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Tonina viewed from the main plaza

Take a colectivo from the Ocosingo market ($1 USD) in 3a Av. Sur Ote, four blocks east (downhill) of the plaza.


Tonina is one of 3 great Maya cities in Chiapas. Tonina was the primary rival of Palenque.



There are a few restaurants near the ruins.


There are several acceptable hotels in Ocosingo on the main plaze. The best seems to be Hotel Central.

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