Manantiales el Aguacate – Xodhé, Mexico - Atlas Obscura

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Manantiales el Aguacate

Xodhé, Mexico

Warm water springs inside an astounding canyon. 


On the bottom of a dramatic canyon, a set of three stone-built pools gather warm spring water in a perfect location to retire from the urges of the world and enjoy a quiet time (while the children splash on the pool).

This incredible place is located in Xodhé, a community within the municipality of Cadereyta. Located between the limits of Querétaro and Hidalgo is this natural paradise a thermal spring in the middle of a semi-arid landscape.Getting to el Aguacate springs is not a walk in the park but the road and the landscapes make most of the experience in this case where the pools (although warm and relaxing) are not outstanding but make the perfect site to plug off and contemplate.If you are on the zone of Tequisquiapan, Ixmiquilpan, Tolangongo or Huichapan this full day outing is perfec for the adventurers.

Know Before You Go

Road access is not very well signaled, you must take the road to Tzibanzá camping from the Pathé - Santa Mónica Road and divert to the Xhidí community, where you can take the dirt road to park and do a 20-minute hike down or up. The site tends to get crowded on weekends.

There is no electricity or phone signal, boat is the only mean of arrival. The boat site and the pool site are not quite organized so be patient, a fisher boat will arrive in a few minutes and take you to the pool for about $5 USD (this rate includes all people that can ride the boat).

The pool site is quite rustic and not very hygienic, fried tilapia fish and micheladas are cheap and delicious but you may prefer to bring your own food and water. There is no toilet or latrine.

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