Lined by the Pacific Ocean and with a breezy, warm weather that is ever so inviting to enjoy its fine sandy beaches, Tonalá, Chiapas, is an irresistible place to be.
This city is also a good example of growth due to high touristic and fishing activities.
Being social in Tonalá, is synonymous with tradition, and here, friends and families gather in its main square adorned with a stele of Tláloc, which represents the vertical cycle of water, from its source in the subsoil to its condensation and downpour; Tláloc is the supreme god of rain of the Aztecs.
This city will captivate your senses with its views, the soft sand of its beaches and its delicious seafood.Wejoytrip recommends
The Ecotouristic Center El Madresal; a perfect spot to go on a boat trip, fish, and be marvelled at the majestic mangrove swamps, particularly the red mangrove; the exotic vegetation and wildlife will prove to be fascinating for the younger and the elder ones alike, and why not try your ball skills with a beach volleyball or soccer match!
From July to December, pay a visit to the Turtle Sanctuary in Puerto Arista, which is in charge of the protection and preservation of these reptiles, and witness one of the most beautiful natural events, the hatching of baby turtles.
Since you are already there, take a night stroll around town and visit the Niños Héroes Park right in downtown and indulge in its tasty cuisine.
Bahía Paredón -14 km from Tonalá- is a fishing port where you will find the freshest catch of the day.
These beaches are not so calm that one could go swimming but they are exciting enough to ride the waves on a jet ski.
Enhance your trip with these nearby destinations: Puerto Arista, 19 km away, a favorite gathering site for the youth to practice beach and water sports, bike rides, or enjoy a good meal; Boca del Cielo, 38 km from Tonalá is a great spot for ecotourism, fishing, bird watching and landscape photography.
Things to do and see: sports and recreational fisheries, boat rides, jet skiing, swimming, beach and water sports, mangrove swamps, wildlife watching, bird watching, photography, ecotourism.