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Hierve el Agua

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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
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09:00 - 17:00
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Amazing!! Can't be missed on a trip to Oaxaca. A tip is to try to hitchhike with someone going by car or renting a car yourself. Otherwise you'll end up on a bumpy winding dirt... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing!! Can't be missed on a trip to Oaxaca. A tip is to try to hitchhike with someone going by car or renting a car yourself. Otherwise you'll end up on a bumpy winding dirt road for 50 minutes and get charged 50 pesos for it. Otherwise the toll for the good highway is 46 pesos and 15 minutes driving.

Thank annerebeccaa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Go here. If there's one thing you must do in Oaxaca it's visit these stunning petrified waterfalls, beautiful views and fresh water springs. Sunbathe, hike, swim and enjoy. We went as a day tour and it was the highlight. I'm aware you can make DIY trips and if you have time to do this, go for it as you could... More 

Thank Katie H
Silver City, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are two choices: the cruel choice with 18" stair steps going deep into the canyon (but receiving the full effect) and the easy choice to visit a "boiling" spring and its pools with a view along the "edge" beyond (but seeing the "falls" only from afar). I walked through the food stands, down a rough walk to the pools.... More 

Thank tomdeplata1
Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not far from Oaxaca a strange water and sedimentary rock landscape and a gigantic petrified waterfall. Natural pools, splendid views of the surrounding mountains, and wuietly bubbling water everywhere..like a moonscape, only it is watery!

Thank marlisc2015
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this site as part of a tour. It is very pretty - I've never seen anything quite like it. My issue was that there were SO MANY people. It was almost impossible to take photos without tourists being in them somewhere. This probably can't be avoided but if I had the choice I'd try going as early as... More 

Thank Joey I
Arcata, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The visit to Hierve el Agua will definitely get you out of the city. The last part of the trip is on an increasingly narrow dirt road that winds upward into the mountains. When the drive finally arrives at the site, you need to walk down a hill to the rock ledge were a pool is located. If you are... More 

Thank griggs2000
Paris, France
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must go ! Don't forget your swimsuit and shoes to climb ! Reachable by bus (some tours are organized from Oaxaca) ; we were 4 and took a cab ; not expensive if you share the bill.

Thank Stefanyyyy
Salento, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the petrified waterfall with a tour which gave us just enough time to hike down some steep steps to the the big fall. Very impressive and the surrounding area also makes you awe. The pools were super crowded and we decided to skip on the dip. Might be better to come here early or not on a weekend.... More 

Thank Swi89
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this visit. Awesome place that I would consider a must-see location when in Oaxaca. The only place, as far as I know, where you can see similar waterfalls is in Turkey. They are mineral springs that look like frozen waterfalls. It is very safe but you have to be careful as heights are really high in some... More 

Thank Eduardo A
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got there in a Friday morning around 9:30am and there weren't a whole lot of people there. However, by the time we left around 10, there were hundreds - six buses and a lot of cars had shown up in those 30 minutes. It's kinda neat if you understand the geology, but I really wasn't too impressed. The "cascade"... More 

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