Hierve el agua, the Most Emblematic Petrified Waterfalls in the World

Visiting Boiling Water makes it possible to swim in an infinity pool with spectacular views. You'll find yourself surrounded by endless mountains and, to your right, a beautiful petrified waterfall cascading into the valley below. Do you want to live this experience? Keep reading this article to find out how.

The Mystery of Hierve el Agua

Hierve el agua  is the result of thousands of years of formation. It has been shaped by the runoff from carbonate springs at the top of its imposing cliffs. This carbonate water flowing freely down the cliff slowly solidified, creating the fantastic effect of petrified waterfalls.

This process is very similar to the formation of stalactites in caves. As spring water falls slowly over the cliff, the excess minerals in the water deposit and create the rock formation.

Some archaeology experts claim that Boiling Water was likely a sacred site for the Zapotecs who inhabited the area, as they have discovered a complex irrigation system built about 2,500 years ago. These springs perfectly contrast with the arid and dry landscape.

Why Visit Hierve el agua?

At the top of the cliff, there are various natural pools that maintain a charming bluish-green color. Although the name might suggest warm water, the reality is that its waters remain cool throughout the year, providing a pleasant place to swim and refresh after exploring.

Whatever the reason for your stay in a hotel in Oaxaca, you might consider taking the time to visit this fascinating natural site. Combining the different alternatives offered by Oaxaca with this destination is a great option.

Without a doubt, you shouldn't miss this natural wonder that offers spectacular views as the perfect excuse for a dip in one of nature's most amazing features. We recommend starting your journey early to make the most of your swim.

This place is ideal for lovers of views and adventure. Boiling Water is a remote destination, somewhat desolate, with rugged mountains and a desert landscape. It's the best way to disconnect from daily stress and connect with nature.

How to Get to Hierve el agua from Oaxaca de Juárez?

The journey begins with your arrival at the hotel in Oaxaca. It is recommended to spend a few days exploring the historic center and then take a tour that allows you to reach Boiling Water effortlessly.

This is advised because it's easier to start your itinerary from there due to its proximity to the airport. Similarly, Boiling Water can be a day trip, while the city allows you to explore more nearby destinations.

Due to the distance between Oaxaca and Boiling Water, you can choose to make a stop at the Mitla archaeological park; it's not as extensive as Monte Albán, so you can take a stroll and recharge before reaching the magnificent Boiling Water.

To get to this destination, you can opt for a tour offered by the same hotel in Oaxaca or take the initiative to drive for about two hours to reach Boiling Water. There are also options to carpool with other tourists who want to take a dip in the world's most impressive natural infinity pool.

Start Your Journey at El Callejón

The best way to start any journey is to find good rest, and El Callejón provides it to all its guests as a boutique hotel in Oaxaca. We offer privacy and top-notch service. Our rooms are spacious and comfortable, providing an atmosphere of relaxation and tranquility—forget the stress generated by big cities.

Our facilities are a blend of modernity with the colonial architecture of the historic center. Staying in a hotel near the center allows you to move around easily, as well as access various tours and options to explore the surrounding towns. Therefore, El Callejón is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Oaxaca. If you want to immerse yourself in Oaxacan culture from your check-in, this is the ideal place for you.

Book your stay at El Callejón through our website, and for more information, call us at (951) 351 1564 and (951) 351 5917 or write to us at reservaciones@hotelelcallejon.com. Follow us on our social media to discover more secrets to uncover in Oaxaca.

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