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Tonina is an ancient Maya city near Ocosingo in Chiapas. In its day it rivaled Palenque in power. Only discovered in the late 20th century, it provides a great opportunity to see an ancient Maya ruin without being overcrowded with tourists.

Get in[edit]

Tonina viewed from the main plaza

Take a 1 colectivo to Toniná from the Ocosingo market (M$15) in 3a Av. Sur Ote, four blocks east (downhill) of the plaza.

Get around[edit]


1 Toniná. 08:00 - 17:00. One of 3 great Maya cities in Chiapas. Tonina was the primary rival of Palenque. M$65. Toniná (Q1042074) on Wikidata Toniná on Wikipedia

  • 2 Pyramid (Pirámide).
  • 3 Temple of the cosmic war (Templo de la guerra cósmica).
  • 4 Ballgame (Juego de la pelota).
  • 5 Museum.


  • Hike the ruins
  • Visit the museum (quite nicely done)



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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