It is one of the oldest towns and full of history on the entire Chiapas coast. It largely preserves its traditional architecture of tile houses and strong colors. The life of this city revolves around the Esperanza central park, adorned by a stela of Teotihuacan influence, coming from the archaeological site of Horcones and representing Tláloc.
Tonalá is the center of one of the main livestock regions of Chiapas. The visit to Tonalá must include the colonial temple of San Francisco de Asís and the wide coastal strip of the Mexican Pacific.
There are many aspects of this municipality on the coast of the State: the food, its beaches, the vernacular architecture and, needless to say, its rich and varied vegetation. Here we mention what you should not miss when visiting this city:
• Temple of San Francisco de Asís
Archaeological Zone of Iglesia Vieja
Boca del Cielo
Ecotourism center el Madre Sal
The gastronomy of the sea is part of the charm of the Chiapas coast. Live the gastronomic experience and do not miss the following recommendations:
Tonalá is the main beach destination in the state of Chiapas, a resting point for the tuxtlecos and for recreation for visitors from other latitudes, who like to sunbathe, the sea and the sand. Its name means Place of the Sun. It is important to take into account the following recommendations:
If you are interested in spending a weekend or vacation in this beach destination, there is a wide range of transportation from the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, which allows you to reach Tonalá. Here are the most important ones:
If you travel with your own vehicle, from the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, follow the instructions: Take the Pan-American Highway or 190 with destinations to Ocozocoautla de Espinosa, then take the toll road back to San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca; Continue until you reach the exit of the town of Arriaga, to continue to Tonalá you can either go through the center of Tonalá or take the detour along the road that surrounds the town itself. Note: on this road you will cross 3 toll booths (Ocozocoautla - Jiquipilas and Arriaga at a cost of $ 120.00 for the 3 of them) Kilometers traveled: 150 km Approximate time: 1 hr. 30 min.