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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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  • This place is very peculiar, very far from the city and the access is somewhat stormy because that walk along a dirt road. Arriving there have to get still more walking to get to the pool. Although the site is called boiling water, there are hot springs since they are more than 2000 metres above the level of the sea in the middle of the cordillera, that if water comes out with gas and sulfates, is said that they are very good for the skin by minerals that contain. Here it is essential to be cautious since there isn't much security in the edges of swimming pools and the cliff is more than 300 meters deep, that if but the views are incredible! Jobs sold an exquisite local fruit. something to note is that many Eagles, but great! A good place to go, as are willing to walk, climb and down East! Good place to visit, take your time this far!
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  • Oh, it's enough for one reason to explore the fantastic scenery where photogenic points.
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  • Boiling water is located 45 minutes from the capital, if you go by private car, you pay the wheelhouse is forward of mitla, in the village charge you 10 pesos per person, and in the place 35 pesos per person. that if dirt is the last 15 minutes. It is a place where you can breathe much peace, quiet and the scenery is amazing, you can get to two infinity pools, of approx. and a half metres deep in the most deep, the water is fresh and has no flavor. It is one of the two waterfalls only petreas worldwide!
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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.