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Hierve el Agua

Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An activity that you MUST experience! I have small kids and they loved it!! The senenat is beautiful. Breathe taking view! Take a towel, sun block, hat, sunglasses, bathing suit on, sandals and sneakers. You can hike if you wish to. Water and food can...More

Thank Sany R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This takes a drive from Oaxaca so often is not included on a one week stay but we are glad we did. We hired a private driver for our family of 5. Lots of huge tour busses go too so plan arrival as early in...More

Thank wordgirl2013
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a 'fun' 45 min ride on a collectivo to get to and a 1.5 hour bus from Oaxaca. Probably not worth it as once you're there the pools have mostly dried up and the one that has water in is not a nice...More

Thank Lucy D
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you like mountains and hiking, this is a must! Beautiful views and great trails with interesting agaves growing all over the place. The petrified fall and pools provide for a unique experience beyond just the hike. It seemed that the older folks wouldn't enjoy...More

Thank rsidrys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw pictures before coming here but still the reality is much better. It's a bit a hustle to get here. So easiest way is to go as a group of 4 better 5 people. The collectivo's will wait till their car is full before...More

Thank Immie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several ways to get here, by a collectivo, a special local bus, or as part of a local tour like I did. The walk up and down to the actual petrified water is tricky as there are alot of steep and slippery rocks....More

1  Thank Marta E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk to see the effect of the mineral deposits to create the 'waterfall' was breathtaking. Some of the path was steep but it was worth the walk then to slip into the pools, with the natural infinity pool ledge was loads of fun.

Thank ClareMax
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About one hour from Oaxaca tour. beautiful mountain scenery. Swimming pool of the mineral springs. A long walk would not recommend for anyone who could not walk well.

Thank ladyfromtuxtepecmx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to venture on our own and go to Hierve el Agua! The place is incredible and not being on a tour allowed us to hike and see the whole place. It was worth it

1  Thank ces20033
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank Diane R
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Do you need hiking boots for the hiking or can you do it with regular sneakers?
October 25, 2016|
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Response from _rene_camiba | Reviewed this property |
Regular sneakers. Water proof if possible
How did you get there on your own? We are independent travelers - retirement age - but we are fit and usually travel on our own on local buses.
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.