We inquired about a tour in town but after finding out we would only have 30 minutes in the hot springs with a cost of $45-90 (with or without a guide) we decided to go on our own. We jumped on a bus to Caldera from downtown Boquete which cost less than $2 each. The bus lets you off at the dirt road that leads to the hot springs. The road can be rough and very rocky. After walking about 15 minutes we hitched a ride with the first car headed our direction. Fortunately it was a huge 4x4. If we had had to walk the whole way it would have taken at least 45-60 minutes. $2 entrance to rather rustic hot springs. After parking where only a 4x4 could go, it was still 10-15 minutes down to the first pool. Pool was hot but comfortable, about 103 and not too many people. There was another pool that supposedly was less hot and closer to the river but we did not leave the hotter pool. The river was very muddy and is being worked on. Be sure you bring water. The first hot spring area was fairly clear and clean with a sandy bottom. On the approach you need to be careful you don’t slip in the mud. Worthwhile adventure if it doesn’t cost much and you can do it on your own. (We were worried about catching the last bus back to Boquete at 5:00). Not the nicest natural hot springs I have been to but nice setting and surrounding mountains. We were lucky that the guy with the car gave us a ride back to Boquete!
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