It is one of the oldest and most historic towns on the entire Chiapas coast. It preserves its traditional architecture of tile houses and strong colors. The life of this city revolves around the Esperanza central park, adorned by a stele of Teotihuacan influence, coming from the archaeological site of Horcones and representing Tlaloc.
Tonalá is the center of one of the main cattle-raising regions of Chiapas. A visit to Tonala should include the colonial temple of San Francisco de Asis and the wide coastal strip of the Mexican Pacific.
There are many aspects of this municipality on the coast of the state: the food, the beaches, the vernacular architecture and, of course, the rich and varied vegetation. Here are some of the things you shouldn’t miss when visiting this city:
• San Francisco de Asís Temple.
Archaeological Zone of Iglesia Vieja
Boca del Cielo
Madre Sal Ecotourism Center
The gastronomy of the sea is a treasure of the Chiapas coast. Enjoy a gastronomic experience and don't miss the following recommendations:
Tonalá is the main beach destination in the state of Chiapas, a resting and recreational destination for locals and visitors, who like to sunbathe at the sea and sand. Its name means Place of the Sun. You must take into account the following recommendations:
If you are interested in spending a weekend or vacation in this beach destination, from the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez, there is a wide range of transportation options that will take you to 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.