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Hierve el Agua

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place for a swim and to check out the view. Make sure you walk the track to the waterfall for a good view over the pools and valley. We were lucky enough to arrive when there were not too many people there, however a...More

Thank 16olliet
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Picturesque with beautiful views. It was great to get out of the city of Oaxaca and into the countryside.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I would definitely say it’s a have-to do place near Oaxaca but keep in mind that it’s packed of tourists (which we didn’t appreciate so much) especially in the afternoon. Try to do the walk instead of staying at the 1st pools, less people there...More

Thank lauranonnen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You drive up into the mountains east of Oaxaca City, through little villages, and arrive in a large parking lot (many busses come here too) with lots of family vendors set up beyond that, selling hats, clothing, drinks, and food. There are restrooms here also,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It takes a while to get there on a sketchy road. However, once you're there, go around the back and down the path to get some amazing views of the "waterfall". It's not what we typically think of a waterfall, but a very slow drip...More

Thank c2nit
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is wonderful, you stand there among hills with these amazing pools. The views are great but the road to get there is not in the best conditions and the construction where the restrooms and other facilities are should be better kept. Take care...More

Thank viajeramx1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family made a nice day trip drive from Oaxaca City into the mountains to explore this natural wonder and we were impressed! Plan to spend a couple hours hiking around, either on trails surrounding the pools or the full loop hike that takes you...More

Thank AmericanFoxClub
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a gorgeous place, you can swim in the pools (it is NOT HOT, very cold in fact) you can take a hike to see the waterfalls from below. Super nice day trip!!

Thank worldtraveller1287
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must understand the history, to go to this you must have tour guide so they may explain, history, politics of why parts of this location was started and now condemned. Lots of curves and pot holes, so you must be in the spirit to...More

Thank HGReynoso
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy and popular (and hot!) so best to try and get there early either independently or as part of a day trip from Oaxaca. Water, a hat and (reef friendly) sunscreen (if you’re going in the water) a must. Gets very crowded but still a...More

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June 23, 2018|
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Response from McBubby | Reviewed this property |
I got in one of the pools but it was a cold over-cast day so I didn't stay in long. We took about 30 min. snapping photos and taking in the view. We did not hike far. For me, 2 hours was plenty of time. I'm certain that... More
June 16, 2018|
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Response from bekell | Reviewed this property |
It is. I wouldn’t put my head under the water though.
January 16, 2018|
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Response from KikeBC | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I recommend that you go to Oaxaca, spend 2 days there, using one to get to know the city and the other to do a one day trip to Hierve el Agua. For Hierve el Agua you can either book an organized tour, and another... More