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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 was one of the most beautiful places we've ever visited. For good photos, arrive as early as possible. We were the first ones there when they opened, and we had the place to ourselves for about a...  more »
  • The place is very cute, I recommend arriving to the place before 12:00 pm since much increases the number of people after this time.
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  • The road is unpaved, it is advisable to not go in a sedan. Worth, the view is spectacular and the slightly warm water. Wear sunscreen and lots of energy! My family and I have so much fun.
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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.