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Hierve el Agua

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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
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514-1294
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Mexican Beauty!

This place is absolutely amazing! It is a bit of a drive but it is worth it! I have never seen anything like it and I recommend anyone that visits Oaxaca to visit Hierve el Agua!

Reviewed April 13, 2017
Nayeli H
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Denver, Colorado
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Mexico City, Mexico
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2017 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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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 13, 2017

This place is absolutely amazing! It is a bit of a drive but it is worth it! I have never seen anything like it and I recommend anyone that visits Oaxaca to visit Hierve el Agua!

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Thank Nayeli H
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place. Guides are so knowledgeable and proud of their heritage. Water actually tastes as mineral water. This is a "must to go" if you are in Oaxaca.

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Thank Alejandro A
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Ok, if you need to go first look for a map and an easy access route because there's a non pavement road which may take you two hours to get there. Once you get there you will be amazed by the sight. If you want to see the petrified waterfall get comfy clothes and be ready to walk a long... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017

The geology of the site was interesting but we found it overrun with tourists and all that goes with not very appealing

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

This was one of the most beautiful places we've ever visited. For good photos, arrive as early as possible. We were the first ones there when they opened, and we had the place to ourselves for about an hour. The water was literally neon green on the edges, and the sky was deep blue. It was almost surreal, real life... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

I traveled around Mexico for 15 days starting in Mexico City and finishing in Play Del Carmen. Hierve El Agua was one of my favourite spots. Being right on the side of the mountain and looking out across the valley and other mountains was incredible. I have traveled a lot and have been on the road through Europe and America... More 

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Edinburg, Texas
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Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

We took a tour with chimalli tours for about $30 per person and it had additional stops like monte alban and el árbol de tule, & a mezcal tasting in addition to a Oaxaca style buffet! Although it was a all day trip from 8am-4pm, so well worth it! Take a hat and sunscreen and tennis! The hike down to... More 

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Winchester, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2017

When you pull into the parking lot, it doesn't look like much but once you walk down a ways, you know why you are here! The spring and minerals have created an amazing work of art.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

If you visit Oaxaca you must go to this place...becuase It´s simply unique, Did you know that? In the world there are only two places with waterfalls petrified and are: Turkey and Oaxaca, so I believe this is closer some home, the ticket costs only 1.25 dollar I mean this is the deal of the day...it´s worth it...you can enjoy... More 

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