Parque Natural Mexiquillo


Hierve el Agua

Our lunch stop on the way to the petrified water falls.

I had a tasty memelita for 15 pesos, then a second.

It is not clear why the Spanish named these rock formations "the water boils". The water is between 71 and 80 degrees, not boiling hot. It may be that the water bubbles and squirts out of the ground. The falls are formed by a supersaturated solution of calcium carbonate in water that gurgles to the surface and flows down the cliffs below creating large stalactites similar to those found in caves.

One of the bubbling springs. Water flow is low this time of year.

Another great day exploring Mexico.

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