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Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
Admire the scenic rock formations of Hierve el Agua, which resembles a frozen waterfall dropping from the cliffs. These calcified formations were built by mineral water trickling down the mountainside. Although their name means "water boils" in Spanish, the bubbling mineral pools are actually lukewarm and often even chilly. Take a dip in the springs, said to be beneficial for the skin, and enjoy the spectacular cliff views. Using our world travel planner, Oaxaca attractions like Hierve el Agua can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is a beautiful place, really amazing, you can immerse yourself in the water, remember to bring sunscreen, sunhat, swimsuit and Sun.
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  • If you are a lover of nature feel free to attend this beautiful place, out of the ordinary is a beautiful site that lets you see a petrified waterfall and swim in extraordinary waters! Without place to doubt an excellent place to visit
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  • I came here with an organized tour. It was a great location to visit far from the city, to see some amazing scenery from the lookout, and have a chance to dip in the water. When we arrived we first pa...  read more »
  • After driving through the small town. There is a $10 Pesos fee per person to support the local town for road cleaning and maintenance. Once you get to Hierve el Agua there is a $25 Pesos fee per person for the interior cleaning and maintanance, that is about $2 Dollars per person total. Both pools are not too deep, but definitely get into one of them. Also a good spot to eat and support the local farmers. They also sell Cerveza & Mezcal!. Prices are low, cash only.
  • You're going to get charged two times; Once at the town entry (20 pesos/person) and then at the site's entry (25 pesos/person). It's just the way the two towns surrounding the place agreed to work together peacefully. The trail down to the bottom of the petrified fall is around 40 mins of sun, rocks and exercise down and then up. BUT IS SO MUCH WORTH IT!!!! Next morning it will hurt.
  • Very cool natural spring pools that overlook the valley. It didn't remove 10 years as promised, I still have my wrinkles. Maybe next time I'll stay longer.
  • I travelled here by car with some friends. It takes about 2 hours to get there from Oaxaca passing through 1 toll booth. The calcified waterfall is crazy looking and makes for great photos. I'd highly recommended walking down the trail to the bottom of main "waterfall" as you can see the stalactite type structure. It's really fascinating. There is also a natural pool you can take a dip in as well. If you have some time in Oaxaca it's worth a day out.
  • Just beautiful place to walk around. The "waterfall" itself is a nice sight, but so too and the springs and little pond at the top. Worth a visit if in Oaxaca.