Caldera River and Hot Springs

Following our excursion hiking north of town, we spent the afternoon on the other side of town in the Caldera region. Daniel and I were surprised to see the terrain on the other side of the mountain change from green and cool, to dry, dusty, brown and much warmer. It reminded us of Waco, Texas.

248

259

We splashed around in the chilly river some and worked on our tans or lack thereof, before heading to the hot springs to relax.

262

265

268

274

Since Boquete is so close to a volcano, these particular springs are fed with bathtub temperature (or hotter) water!

291

289

245

So I turned 25 while splashing in a Central American river. Who’d have thought?!

306

Here’s that volcano I mentioned, Volcán Barú. Wikipedia says it is the tallest mountain in Panama and is a “dormant, but potentially active volcano”. And we’re living at the base of this thing?! Well, dormant did come before the active part…. We’ve been told that you can climb to the top and see the Atlantic and the Pacific at the same time. Panama isn’t very wide, you know. :) I would like to do that, but the hike up sounds exhausting.

309

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s