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Ojo de Agua Lagoon

Orizaba

The pleasant climate that exists most of the year in Orizaba, invites visitors who want to refresh themselves by swimming in crystal clear waters. To make that wish a reality, many come to the Ojo de Agua lagoon, which in addition to offering beautiful landscapes has also developed a water park in its surroundings with pools, children's games and a camping area.

To get there, you must go to the Facultad de Ciencias Químicas (School of Chemical Sciences) or go through the back of the Municipal Cemetery. The spa is fed by three springs that are born in the Cerro de Escamela, at an approximate height of 1,630 meters (about 5350 feet) above sea level.

The origin of its waters gives bathers sufficient confidence to swim in truly pure waters or to spend the day navigating its waters on a boat ride.

Like many of the destinations in Orizaba, Ojo de Agua maintains a mystical touch due to a mermaid monument that is in the middle of the lagoon, referring to a legend that the locals often tell.

It is said that one dark night on June 24, the day of San Juan Bautista, a man arrived at the lagoon attracted by a beautiful song. As he got closer, he discovered that it was a siren with a singular voice. Noticing the man's presence, she asked him for help to carry her on her back to the nearest church without ever turning to see her. If he fulfilled the task, the half-fish woman promised him that she would fill him with treasures and fortune.

He agreed, but as he advanced with his load, he heard heartrending screams that made his skin crawl, so in desperation he turned to see what was happening only to realize that he was no longer carrying the beautiful girl, but a horrible monster. From that night on, no one else saw him again.

This is why the locals insist on being careful when approaching Ojo de Agua at night, and if you do hear wailing, walk as fast as you can to the nearest church without looking back.
The pleasant climate that exists most of the year in Orizaba, invites visitors who want to refresh themselves by swimming in crystal clear waters. To make that wish a reality, many come to the Ojo de Agua lagoon, which in addition to offering beautiful landscapes has also developed a water park in its surroundings with pools, children's games and a camping area.

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To get there, you must go to the Facultad de Ciencias Químicas (School of Chemical Sciences) or go through the back of the Municipal Cemetery. The spa is fed by three springs that are born in the Cerro de Escamela, at an approximate height of 1,630 meters (about 5350 feet) above sea level.

The origin of its waters gives bathers sufficient confidence to swim in truly pure waters or to spend the day navigating its waters on a boat ride.

Like many of the destinations in Orizaba, Ojo de Agua maintains a mystical touch due to a mermaid monument that is in the middle of the lagoon, referring to a legend that the locals often tell.

It is said that one dark night on June 24, the day of San Juan Bautista, a man arrived at the lagoon attracted by a beautiful song. As he got closer, he discovered that it was a siren with a singular voice. Noticing the man's presence, she asked him for help to carry her on her back to the nearest church without ever turning to see her. If he fulfilled the task, the half-fish woman promised him that she would fill him with treasures and fortune.

He agreed, but as he advanced with his load, he heard heartrending screams that made his skin crawl, so in desperation he turned to see what was happening only to realize that he was no longer carrying the beautiful girl, but a horrible monster. From that night on, no one else saw him again.

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