Hierve el Agua
Located about 50km from the city of Oaxaca, Hierve el Agua is a system of natural petrified waterfalls, formed thousands of years ago by water runoff with a high mineral content, particularly calcium carbonate. Waterfalls’ height range from 12 to 30 meters.
The spring that gives rise to this waterfall system was used to form a large pool that works as a natural spa thanks to its thermal waters. A complex system of irrigation and terraces built by the Zapotec more than 2500 years ago, make Hierve el Agua an archaeological interest site.
The exceptional beauty of this place makes it a must when visiting Oaxaca, since there are only two petrified waterfall systems worldwide: Hierve el Agua in Mexico and Pamukkale in Turkey.