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“Worthwhile Adventure”

Reviewed 18 February 2018

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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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We made the hike in from the road, it’s a long ways in from the main paved road. I would recommend not doing it in the heat of the day. But it is a nice little hot spring to relax in.

Thank Ironjet
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Starting with the positive side: the actual hotsprings are natural, very comfortable and have clean water. There's a river to cool down.

The negatives : a lot of garbage around the hot springs, including broken glass. Yikes. The two pools are tiny and have space for approx. 3 and 10 people. There was a lot oil on the grass between the two pools (though this might be natural, I'm not a geologist). The owners have a monkey on a leash in their garden (see photo) and when asking why that is the case, the answer was: "because it bites".

This place could be wonderful, if the owners would give a *.

Thank Rick A
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Made the mistake of trying to get here in a small rental car. Definitely need an SUV Only one pool and no services. $5 per person. Not really worth the long difficult drive.

Thank Jennie L
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Rustic natural hot springs. We took a dip in the hottest pools first then the second hottest and finally a dip in the cold river. It was therapeutic.

Thank Jullisa
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