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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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  • De la ciudad de Oaxaca está un poco retirado como a dos horas aproximadamente, llegando al lugar hay que pagar la entrada por persona, la vista es espectacular, las posas de aguas termales son calient...  more »
  • Another must if you are in the area - we took a local tour from our hotel for $300. It was about a 2 hour drive from the town centre as the mountain roads are rather uneven and winding but the scenery...  more »
  • Ves las fotos e imaginas un lugar impresionante... llegas y lo que imaginaste se queda corto... Después de quitar el camino para llegar, el cobro de los ejidatarios de $10 o $25 por persona (no por au...  more »
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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.