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Hierve el Agua Waterfall

A lovely pool comfortably set in the mountainside and a petrified waterfall of salt crystals—an amazing natural site to explore

Hierve el Agua Waterfall in Mexico 2020 - Best Time
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Eduardo Robles Pacheco

Have you ever bathed in a mineral-rich water pool set right on the mountainside and overlooked by other blue mountain slopes? Such an amazing infinity pool is found among Oaxaca's rock formations, along with plenty of numerous springs. The very name Hierve el Agua literally means "the water boils."

Lower natural and artificial pools at Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca, Mexico 2020
Lower natural and artificial pools at Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca, Mexico

Besides the springs, you'll also find another spectacular natural attraction—a seemingly frozen waterfall. Its water looks still owing to numerous salt crystals that form in the flow, similar to the famous 'cotton castle' in Pamukkale, Turkey.

Hierve el Agua Waterfall in Mexico - Best Season 2020

As to the season, the most convenient time to set off to the mountains is the dry months—namely November to April.

The view of the petrified waterfall 2020
The view of the petrified waterfall