Posted on January 29, 2015
One of the reasons why I came to Oaxaca city/Mexico was to visit a beautiful place called Hierve El Agua (Spanish for “the water boils”). It is a set of natural rock formations that resemble cascades of water. The site is located about 70 km east of Oaxaca city, past Mitla, in the municipality of San Lorenzo Albarradas, with a narrow, winding unpaved road leading to the site.
Ideally, I would go there with a groups of travel buddies/friends. But because I was alone, I didn’t want to wait until I would have met someone, so I went on a tour (I’m in a rush to go to the beach and surf). I do tours once in a while, especially when I want to learn about the history, but this tour was “mas o menos” (so-so). The cost was 200 pesos which is around 14 USD. That’s not expensive, but they forgot to tell us that this was just the price for the transport. Everything like a lunch (expensive buffet, I refused to eat it), entry to the museum and to Hierve el ague was apart. I think that it was worth visiting Mitla (old palace), but the rest like a typical souvenir shop and “mezcaleria” was not that interesting. However, I learned something new about the local products and I tasted different kinds of mezcal – for free.
I prepared a selection of photos for you to get some feeling about this tour and the magic place – Hierve el agua. I have some friends who went there on their own and they camped there, so this might be a better option than going with a bunch of tourists 🙂 Although, my korean buddies were really nice and I’m happy that I met them 🙂