Hiking Hierve El Agua

A short drive from Oaxaca City lie the impressive petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua, a unique complex of rock formations originated by crystallization of salt contained in mineral-rich water that flows out of the mountain. There are several springs on top of the mountain that create small pools and the dramatic formations as the water makes its way down. Taking a look from the top is just the beginning as there are hiking paths that take you to beautiful spots where the formations can be appreciated from different angles.

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