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Hierve el Agua

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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
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Stunning natural beauty! Not to be missed!

Beautiful spot, definitely worth a day trip from Oaxaca. I spent 7 months backpacking Mexico, and Hierve El Agua is definitely a highlight. It's a natural formation of pools made... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful spot, definitely worth a day trip from Oaxaca. I spent 7 months backpacking Mexico, and Hierve El Agua is definitely a highlight. 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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for photographs. Great landscape. It involves mountain climbing so be prepared, take some water bottles with you. If you want to go under the waterfall you can, but it is a 30 min journey hiking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although about 90 minutes from the city of Oaxaca, this place is definitely worth the trip. It was more remote than I expected, and the surrounding area and mountains were as beautiful as Hierve el Agua is unique. Get there early to beat the crowds. You do have to pay twice: once to pass through the village (for upkeep of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Hierve el Agua as part of a highly recommended one day tour from Oaxaca. (for more on the tour, see below) Hierve el Agua is natural water coming out of the rock (you can see the water coming out at different places) and accumulating in a beautifully designed man-made pool. The water is very cold, but so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a day tour. Makes it so easy to get around and very reasonably priced. The road is quite bumpy to the petrified falls. The history is very interesting. Take your bathers for a lovely cool swim. It's about 500m from bus to ponds downhill.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour bus I think it was something under 200 pesos- its about an hour- hour and a half from Oaxaca. The valley views are breathtaking. I would advise to take a hike through to the second waterfall that is further on than the main attraction- we didn't but this is the one that all the aerial photographs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I very nearly didn't go but I'm so glad that I did. The view from the top of this place was just incredible. I'd write more but instead, I suggest you just look at the pictures...they speak volumes!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends suggested we contact Go Well Tours for this out of city hike around Hierve el Aqua. Tanya and Ralph made this trip a memorable experience. Hiking in the mountains above and below these falls was exhilarating. Our guides provided a gourmet lunch after the hike and swim in the pools. A must trip with great guides. I highly recommend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting to note the amount of water spring activity at 2000 meters. Feeds the falls plus many palm trees growing on the nearby slopes. Go early to avoid the crowds and have the best sunlight for pics.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have heard that only in Turkey they had petrified waterfalls. They are beautiful, you have perspective from far away, only 2 pictures are worth of it, the day trip is exhausting, natural pools are used by locals as swimming pools for weekends, if you go after 1 pm is crazy. I will not go back, even if I would... More 

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