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Hierve el Agua


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Hierve el Agua is a large travertine rock formation near Oaxaca, Mexico that resemble cascades of water. Getting there was an easy one hour drive on a toll road and only the last 5 kms were crossing a small town and climbing up the hills with an unpaved surface.

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We arrived before the crowds around midday so we started with a "torta" and quesadillas. We also tasted mezcal which is the local spirit made from the agave plant. It had a rich smokey taste so felt like mixing Humgarian palinka and a single malt scotch whiskey. We were done in the hot midday sun so we were hardly able to walk to the pools and cascadas.

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After walking to the edge of the cliffs to see the rocks from a distance we walked back to the pools and cooled off with the very cold and refreshing water. By then a few groups arrived by buses so there were more people enjoying the pools.

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Posted by divatmotoros 10:31 Archived in Mexico

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