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Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca
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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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  • Its a great place it has natural pools of mineralized water, you can walk among them and then you can walk all the way to the petrified waterfall that presents you with awesome views and pictures. You...  more »
  • If you want to enjoy the place with time you can go by taxi or take car. At this time it is cold, you arrive early and with Sun. The tours leave him for the last and not enjoying. Goes with truck or transport local, the last 4 km is unpaved.
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  • The place is very beautiful, you have very nice view, taking good pictures, but it is not advisable to go on tour, because they give you only 30 minutes to appreciate the site, it is soon to be in place, if they have the possibility of renting a car is ideal, and that also the tour charge you of more at the time of paying the entrance to the place , and the name of boiling water does nothing, we thought they were hot springs, but no, they are cold.
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  • Beautiful spot, definitely worth a day trip from Oaxaca. It's a natural formation of pools made naturally from petrified minerals but it looks so beautiful it puts other infinity pools to shame. Beautiful views of the sierras (mountains), and 2 birds landed right by the pools when I was there. Bring your bathing suit bc they allow swimming. Area around is also great for hiking
  • Great stone natural sculpture. You must visit while traveling to Oaxaca. 1.5 hours from Oacaxa. In the same way you can visit Milta and La Ruta del Mezcal.
  • A beautiful and historic site with grand views and petrified "waterfalls".
  • Incredible view! Loved hiking there and enjoyed the nice "pools"!
  • 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.