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Hierve el Agua

Oaxaca, Mexico
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Hierve el Agua, Mezcal Tasting and Teotitlan del Valle Tour from Oaxaca
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Mitla, El Tule and Mezcal Tasting Day Trip from Oaxaca
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

Arrive early to avoid crowds and expect to walk and hike on treacherous grounds. Hire a driver or a tour to take you there, but bear in mind you will have to pay multiple times - the highway toll, the toll imposed by the locals...More

Thank Ferdinand V
Reviewed 1 week ago

About 1.5-2 hours drive from Oaxaca. A truly amazing place. the water are on the edge of the mountain and the view is breath taking. a bath in the water is a most! if you are in Oaxaca - don't miss this!

Thank michal1971
Reviewed 1 week ago

To get there is not easy if you do not want to join an organized tour (what I did) via my school (ICO). But it's possible!!! Hope you get a lovely sunny day. I went in December/15 or January/16 and brought my swimsuit and wore...More

Thank Lifesdepth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A natural spring that petrified. It is a must see. If your knees are not strong, you will have to see it from far away. If your condition is well, I strongly recommend you climb down and see it from below. Great pics.

Thank diaztito
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went by myself by bus from Oaxaca to mitla and colectivo to hierve el agua. I met a group of really awesome solo travelers and we hung out together for the ride there (it took a good 45 minutes at least from mitla), to...More

Thank seyfried13c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here walking around admiring the scenery and taking amazing pictures. We didn’t swim as the water was too cold but we enjoyed watching those people who did brave the temperatures! The views are stunning. Even if you don’t want...More

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

I will start and say, I get there buy public transport and it not much cheaper than tour 140 pesos. I take a bus from Oaxaca 20 pesos one way to Mitla. I waited there around 20 minutes to have enough people for colectivo it...More

2  Thank Maxim Z
Reviewed September 14, 2017

The best way to get here without a tour (and the cheapest) is to take the bus to Mitla - you'll want to see that pueblo magico any way - and then take a collectivo to Hierve el Agua from there. I don't know when...More

Thank Julia N
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

After seeing pictures of hierve el agua, I was very excited to visit. However, it was pretty disappointing. The views were beautiful but the pools themselves were nothing special. It is also very touristy. Glad I went but would not be rushing to return.

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed September 6, 2017

its a must but dont bu surprise with those buses all round. !! you can drink coconut water... enjoy!

Thank audreyp255
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October 25, 2016|
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Response from _rene_camiba | Reviewed this property |
Regular sneakers. Water proof if possible
January 7, 2016|
Response from jesuisveine |
The cheapest would be to take a collectivo (shared taxi) from Oaxaca City to Mitla, then a shared van to Hierve El Agua. Note that the shared vans often go when they’re full, not according to a specific timetable.