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Although Hierve El Agua translates as boiling water, the springs that seep from the side of the limestone mountain are not hot. Instead, they are loaded with minerals.

These minerals over time have built up into rock-hard deposits, forming great algae-painted slabs in level spots and, on steep slopes, accumulating into what appear to be grand frozen waterfalls.

The main spring bubbles from the mountain side and trickles to a huge basin that has been dammed as a swimming pool.

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