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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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  • Have a good day because you have to climb into the mountains to get there. Once there is a chance to bathe but the water is cold and windy ... ' is not ' a fine combination. Path and crawl out on the cliff. The only flaw is that to go on, you have to fill out a taxi or a shuttle, therefore if there is nobody to back down you have to wait (we waited 2 hours)
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  • This area has a lot of amazing ancient natural water formations and there are precious few places on this planet (and in the Solar System I guess) that display such wonders. The most populated part of...  more »
  • Several tour guides bring this image, really worth it. We rented a car and was very easy to get, we went for a toll road to a village and from there we took a dirt road, it was easy to go with a car 1.0. Maybe in days with much rain stay complicated. Funny thing is, people of the first village created a toll "informal" in the middle of the road. Have to carry cash.
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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.