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“don't waste your time”

Reviewed 3 September 2012

After taking the time to drive and hike to the hot springs it is a complete disappointment. There is one spring and it took me three tries to find it. It's a muddy walk and no direction. If you want to cool off after you walk about 150 meters to the river, you need water shoes which I didn't have..

Thank GaryRama
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

rustic and hot. Its hot outside the springs as well, the other people around spent the majority of the time running away from the monkey or down at the river. The actual springs are neat because they are rustic, no swim up bar. Tip. Bring water and snacks, they dont sell any down there. bonus, it is only $2 to get in. Neg. Hot walk from the road to the springs.

1  Thank egleton l
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

This is a really low-key version of a hot springs destination. As long as you don't expect the Ritz, you will enjoy the experience.

If you lack 4x4, park at the security booth by the canal and walk the rest of the way (20 minutes to the springs) - we saw another sedan get stuck on the road. The walk is perfectly nice, anyway. When you arrive, the proprietress will take $2 and warn you about the monkey. You just need to keep all your knick-knacks in your bag. Then you wander the path between the hot springs.

We enjoyed a quick dip in each of the springs, some of which have benches/flat rocks, others do not. The temperature is warm and it is neat to see the bubbles coming up from the ground. The only downside was that it was a very hot day, so we didn't want to hang out in the springs for too long. Some people were swimming in the river to cool off, but it is downstream of a quarry of some kind, and I couldn't convince myself that the cloudiness in the river was natural...

Anyhow, this is a nice outing from Boquete. I would recommend going very early in the day when the air is cooler to maximize your enjoyment of the warm waters.

1  Thank skiahl
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

We headed to the Caldera Hot Springs with no information to go off of (our friend had been to other hot springs in the area, but not here.) We had a GREAT time, even though we missed the turn (and there were 2 entrances) so we hiked for about 5-6 hours "out of our way".... But I say that sarcastically because the hike, although tiring and seemingly all uphill, it was a beautiful experience and I dont regret it one bit! There must have been 20 different colors of soil/stine/clay/dirt and lots of wildlife to see and enjoy, and of course, the view when we got to the openings-- the valley is a gorgeous sight! We finally got to the hot springs (After seeing the "back entrance" from the trail) and honestly, we spent most of our time in the river, enjoying the cool rush! (we were incredibly hot and sweaty from the hike in the 90-100 degree heat.) the woman warned us about the monkey; and we found out for ourselves that he isn't afraid of us! So, that's my only "beware," te monkey will try to take your hat, or sunglasses, or camera, or whatever he can grab with his swift hand-like feet! Overall, this was an AMAZING experience and I'd DEFINITLEY recommend it to anyone & everyone!

Thank Amanda P
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

A bit of a walk from the road. we visited in a thunderstorm! exciting sitting in a hot spring with a flash flood in the river nearby and lightning and thunder directly overhead. an experience not to be forgotten!

Thank Galen G
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