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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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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Beautiful and Interesting Swimming Hole and Special Site

The 2 swimming holes were quite crowded but good for young people. The "frozen waterfall" (stalagtite) in the distant was very photogenic and fun to look at and take pictures in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Diane R
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The 2 swimming holes were quite crowded but good for young people. The "frozen waterfall" (stalagtite) in the distant was very photogenic and fun to look at and take pictures in front of. Recommended but not very accessible for someone in a wheelchair or who can't walk down or uphill easily.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to get a collectivo to Mitla, and then another collectivo to the falls (total 75 pesos per person each way). You then get stopped twice to pay fees (30 pesos total). The journey took 2 hours each way. The infinity pool was tiny and overcrowded. The views were incredibly lovely though and were the saving grace of this... More 

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Ucluelet, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the stops on a "Doble Mitla" tour where 5 different places throughout the area surrounding Oaxaca city were visited. Unfortunately I felt that 5 stops was too much to cram in, as we didn't get to spend as much time here at Hierve el Agua and I would say most people on the tour would have... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a day trip here, is a little bit far from the city , so u will need at least 1,30 half to reach, but it will be worth it. Definitely something to see if u are around oaxaca

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a plan to get here early and it paid off. Avoided mass crowds and got all the obligatory photos this amazing natural wonder commands. Also had time to take a dip before the other gueros and assorted fresas arrived for their photo ops. Definitely go early, and definitely bring your suit... if you make it all the way out... More 

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Brackley Beach, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Geographically this is a very special place and if the weather is nice it's a really easy road trip through the Sierra Norte Mountains from Oaxaca to here. It's very hot here and it's good to bring water if you are hiking the trails. There are lots of vendors selling everything from juices, watermelon and other fruit to full course... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It takes too long to get there , the roads is bumpy and once you are there the least you would expect to have a clean place, with guards and cleaning employees , as you pay a fee to get in the park. But that was not the case . The water is filthy , there were balls of hair... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fairly long drive from Oaxaca centre, but definitely worth the time. You can book a trip but we negotiated a good fare with a taxi driver and set off early (8 am) this was the right time as we arrived to find the place deserted, but within an hour quite a few groups arrived. The natural rock... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hired a driver for the day and after visiting several wonderful sights along the road such as El Tule, Teotitlan Village & Mitla Ruins we ended up at the Hierve el Agua. What a fantastic way to finish the afternoon. After enduring sightseeing in the heat of the day this natural spring of cool water was the perfect spot... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long drive through mountain roads , villages & a walk down slopes , arrived at this natural rock formation resembles cascades of water originates from fresh water springs full of minerals. People come here to dip in the mineral pool beleived to have healing qualities with a full view of rock looks like a waterfall !

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