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Hierve el Agua is a system of petrified waterfalls, formed by calcium carbonate. These waterfalls are of natural origin and were formed thousands of years ago, by the runoff water filled with high mineral content. The place is located about 50 km from the city of Oaxaca, in the town of San Isidro Roaguía, Oaxaca. Come see it inHierve el Agua.
It is also an archaeological site, because it has a complex system of irrigation and terraces built by the Zapotecs some 2500 years ago. The water has a temperature of about 25 degrees Celsius and the beautiful waterfalls are between 12 and 30 meters high. Our guides for the Hierve el Agua tour in Oaxaca for families or small groups, book yours.
The spring that gave rise to the waterfalls was used to form a large pool currently operating as natural spa for its hot springs. Furthermore, in the area there are some other natural pools with smaller petrified waterfalls. The only similar waterfall in the world, Pamukkale, is located in Turkey, but you don't have to go that far.
The word waterfalls evokes inevitably a cascade of water falling, a rumor that becomes a roar as you approach. However, Hierve el Agua is completely different: its waterfalls are two moles of stone, 30 and 12 meters tall respectively, whose mineral whiteness contrasts with the surrounding vegetation. Let us take your breath away with our tour.
This landscape was formed thousands of years ago by the carbonated water runoff, a phenomenon found only here and in Pamukkale, Turkey. Hierve el Agua is 70 kilometers away from the city of Oaxaca, near the archaeological site of Mitla. You can see all with us and our Hierve el Agua tour in Oaxaca for families or small groups, book your today.