You should be able to walk up and down hills in a hot, arid climate for this visit. Once at the river there is a fair amount of walking on rocks. No food or drink available--bring your water.
The drive to the hot springs: Drive 11 Km south of Boquete and turn left just before the overhead walkway. Stay to the left when the road divides. Keep driving (about 6-7 Km) until you reach the town of Caldera. Once you get to Caldera drive through the town and look for the signs to the hot springs. Turn right onto a gravel road and drive about 2+ Km. You can park at the area before the cement water canal and walk about 10-15 min to the hot springs. Where the road splits, take the left turn. Initially the road is hot, hilly and dry, but once you go left it becomes tree covered and breezy with forested areas on both sides. When you arrive to the little farm across the stream on your right someone will come out and charge $2 per person.
The actual springs are lined with rocks and you can sit and relax in them. Did I mention to wear your bathing suits? A man in a bathing suite (?Jose) showed us the various springs (4) and was eager for us to enjoy them. Then he demonstrated how we could sit in a hot spring, then go into the river (COLD).
All in all, the shade makes it a very relaxing place to be. It's a lovely setting and there is a constant pleasant breeze. Be cautious about your belongings. There is a semi-tame monkey who hangs around and will take your things.
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