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Hierve el Agua: Bubbling springs and petrified waterfalls in Oaxaca, Mexico by Alvin Starkman

Hierve el Agua translates as "the water boils." But the name is actually a misnomer. At two locations about 75 feet apart, water does indeed "boil" up from the ground. However, it is forced to the surface by the earth's interior pressure.

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Hierve el Agua: Bubbling springs and petrified waterfalls in Oaxaca, Mexico Alvin Starkman

Hierve el Agua is stunning, one of Oaxaca's most impressive attractions — and perhaps one of the most spectacular in the entire country. Yet, surprisingly, it is one of the least visited. With its bu... read more
Published or Updated on: February 6, 2012 by Alvin Starkman © 2012
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Alvin Starkman together with wife Arlene operates Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast.

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