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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. Hierve el Agua is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • Hierve el agua Is about 2 hours away from Oaxaca but I highly recommend going there!! It's beautiful I cant explain the beauty of this place  more »
  • We did this day trip outside of a tour group. From the second class bus terminal you can catch a bus to Mitla and from there hop in a pickup truck once there are 10 or so passengers queued up. The...  more »
  • Awesome experience. The 'waterfalls' and the the hills all around provide a great view. The natural infinity pool is not warm but once you're in its pretty refreshing.
  • Spectacular views and refreshing water pools to relax and take it all in. Some areas of the rocks are very slippery, so walk carefully around those parts. It was very busy on the afternoon that we went as there are many group tours that go each day
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