Chiapas.- One of the oldest towns, steeped in history and beautiful architecture, on the entire Chiapas coast is Tonalá, the main beach destination in the state.
This colorful Magical Town is distinguished by preserving tile houses and strong colors, where life revolves around the Esperanza central park, adorned by a stela of Teotihuacan influence, coming from the archaeological site of Horcones and representing Tláloc.
Center of one of the main cattle regions of Chiapas, a visit to Tonalá should include the colonial temple of San Francisco de Asís, the archaeological zone of Iglesia Vieja, Boca del Cielo, Puerto Arista, and the Madre Sal Ecotourism Center.
There are many aspects of this municipality on the Chiapas coast that attract the visitor. In addition to its beaches, there is the vernacular architecture, its abundant and varied vegetation, and what to say about the gastronomy.
Lemon water with chia or tepache, cocadas and coyol with candy, turula toasts, dogfish empanadas, grilled mullet, and shrimp broth, and macabil sausage are something that should not be overlooked.
When visiting Tonalá it is important to take into account some recommendations, like the reservation for the holidays preferably between December and mid-May, when there is no rain. Likewise, it is necessary to anticipate that April, May, and June are the hottest months.
Do not forget to wear fresh clothes, preferably cotton or linen, a hat, wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen, in addition to constantly hydrating. During the months of June to October, the rains are frequent in the afternoon.