We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hierve el Agua

Oaxaca, Mexico
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Hierve el Agua, Mezcal Tasting and Teotitlan del Valle Tour from Oaxaca
More Info
and up
Day Trip to Mitla, Tule, Matlatan and the Teotitlan Valley from Oaxaca
More Info
and up
Mitla, El Tule and Mezcal Tasting Day Trip from Oaxaca
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“natural wonder” (12 reviews)
“natural pool” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Oaxaca, Mexico
Write a ReviewReviews (1,925)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 651 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't hike much--it's a 5-minute hike form parking to the pools. I took my shoes off & dangled feet in the water, which was not heated. Perhaps it would have been more memorable if I jumped in...

Thank John L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting place, good view, smaller than expected. Rocky walk up and down but even the not sure of foot can make it. Do not expect a great swimming experience and do not bother go only with your guided tour. Cannot imagine going on your own.But...More

Thank worldtraveler77_12
Reviewed 3 days ago

The ride to Hierve el Agua through the small Mexican villages made the time go fast. The walk (hike) to the bottom of the falls is not for those who have trouble walking, however if you take your time you can make it to a...More

Thank jws995
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

gorgeous views but crowded and dirty. hard to get to. water is not boiling it is cold. I wouldn't run there

Thank mkairey
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The nature itself has potential but the park is so poorly managed that it just doesn’t worth the trip. Trash, many unfinished construction everywhere, so many people allowed to walk on top of the calcar pools... as it is there are loads of other better...More

Thank JPMarins
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very tricky to get here, we rented a car and trusted waze to guide us.. we got there after a 2 hour drive from our hotel in Oaxaca City.... but it was totally worth it! It is as beautifull as the pictures, if...More

Thank Dani M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Hierve el Agua as part of a day tour. The view is gorgeous and you can hike to the petrified falls or just look at them from the pool area. We chose to use our time to lounge in the water, which...More

Thank Fancyfree99
Reviewed 1 week ago

it is really nice but difficult to get there We rented a car and drove from Oaxaca to there. First we stoped in Mitla and then the GPS showed a road that was terrible. We started driving and then realized that there was another road...More

Thank bogotamoni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is super cool place, however if you go in busy period (like we, during Xmass) expect there will be lots of people. You can swim there, take a tour around to see other "lakes", there are bathrooms as well as some drinks/basic food. We...More

Thank 6PetraH7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a unique experience....petrified waterfalls are not common in our planet. The site is about 90-120 minutes away from downtown Oaxaca. Once you get there, a one hour hike down gravel and rock trails is required to catch the views. It is not for...More

Thank AntonioGarza
Nearby HotelsSee all 110 hotels in Oaxaca
Hotel Restaurant Don Cenobio
26 reviews
6.94 miles away
Hotel del Lago Express
11 reviews
30.33 miles away
Hotel Suite Maria Ines
2 reviews
30.51 miles away
Fiesta Inn Oaxaca
475 reviews
31.15 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Restaurante Dona Chica
21 reviews
6.85 miles away
Tierra Antigua
10 reviews
19.69 miles away
Azucena Zapoteca
104 reviews
26.96 miles away
Casa Embajador
19 reviews
27.13 miles away
Nearby Attractions
590 reviews
6.98 miles away
Mercado Tlacolula
75 reviews
14.76 miles away
El Sabor Zapoteco
45 reviews
19.82 miles away
Isaac Vasquez Studio
30 reviews
19.83 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Sandra S
16 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from KikeBC | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I recommend that you go to Oaxaca, spend 2 days there, using one to get to know the city and the other to do a one day trip to Hierve el Agua. For Hierve el Agua you can either book an organized tour, and another... More
26 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from _rene_camiba | Reviewed this property |
Regular sneakers. Water proof if possible
7 January 2016|
Response from jesuisveine |
The cheapest would be to take a collectivo (shared taxi) from Oaxaca City to Mitla, then a shared van to Hierve El Agua. Note that the shared vans often go when they’re full, not according to a specific timetable.