Best of Mexico in Pictures: Hierve el Agua

editor’s note: Gina’s pictures are from our expedition to Hierve el Agua, part of an action packed day wherein we visited the ruins of Mitla and the mineral springs pictured below, as well as several mezcal distilleries. Hierve el Agua is located about 70 k east of Oaxaca, past Mitla. You will pay a nominal “road upkeep fee” to the local ejido, as well as a 20 peso entry fee (per person) to the actual site. Once there, you can check out ancient irrigation canals, hike around on various trails, and bathe. The water is the temperature of a typical swimming pool and the view is breathtaking. Camping is available for only 30 pesos per person. Showers cost extra. The place abounds with small eateries and stands selling juice and “piñas locas”. We were happy to note many signs imploring visitors to respect the spot and protect the environment. The camping area was basically a parched dirt parking lot, but the overall scenery more than compensates.

Stalactites fall down side of Oaxaca mountain.

Rich and Churpa on the edge of the world

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  1. Lorena says:

    Great find Churpa and Rich!!! And lovely pictures Gina.

    Carl and I were just muttering, “Why didn’t we find that mineral springs”, when we were driving in the mountains around Mitla.

    Spectacular views. Looks like some of the area way to the north, in the Copper Canyon.

    Another great reason to visit Oaxaca, even if one is a vegetarian and not searching for goat head tacos.

  2. Lorena says:

    Great find Churpa and Rich!!! And lovely pictures Gina.

    Carl and I were just muttering, “Why didn’t we find that mineral springs”, when we were driving in the mountains around Mitla.

    Spectacular views. Looks like some of the area way to the north, in the Copper Canyon.

    Another great reason to visit Oaxaca, even if one is a vegetarian and not searching for goat head tacos.

  3. Hal Croves says:

    Nice fotos! I’ve always wanted to go there.
    HalC

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