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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.


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.


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.


Posted by divatmotoros 10:31 Archived in Mexico

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