Los Pozos de Caldera
Los Pozos de Caldera information
The area’s most famous attraction, Los Pozos de Caldera are natural hot springs renowned for health-giving properties. The springs are located on private land near the town of Caldera, southeast of Boquete. Further on are newer springs called Los Pozos de Abuela (Grandmother's Hot Springs). You may have to make room at both for local indigenous women doing their laundry.
To get to the springs, take a bus or drive to the town of Caldera, which is 8km east of the David–Boquete road. From where the bus drops you off, continue to the end of town; here you’ll see a sign indicating the turnoff to the springs. Turn right along this rugged dirt road, accessible by 4WD only. If you’re walking it’s about one hour from here. Continue along the road until you reach a suspension bridge. Cross it, and take the first left leading up the hill. After 100m you’ll see a gate that marks the entrance to the property. Turning right after crossing the bridge will lead you to Los Pozos de Abuela.
If you get overheated in the springs, the pleasant Río Caldera is just a stone’s throw away, and is a pleasant spot to cool off. Tour agencies in Boquete offer day trips to the hot springs for US$12.