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Forest of the Spring (Bosque de la Primavera)

KilA3metro 20 Carretera a Tepic, Guadalajara, Mexico
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Not for tourists

This forest is pretty from Afar, but it's definitely not a place for tourists. Difficult to access... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2017
San Francisco
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Pretty nature

It is a pretty national park with hot springs, a hot lake and mountains. Good place to hike. Bring... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2017
Helsingoer, Denmark
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KilA3metro 20 Carretera a Tepic, Guadalajara, Mexico
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Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

This forest is pretty from Afar, but it's definitely not a place for tourists. Difficult to access, and Underwhelming when you arrive at your destination. The Rio Caliente was a hot river, but the road to get there will destroy the average car. And once...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

It is a pretty national park with hot springs, a hot lake and mountains. Good place to hike. Bring food and water there's no place to buy it. Lots of Mexicans come to picnic and swim.

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Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Went hiking in the trails and soaking my feet in the hot river. It was a nice escape from the hustle bustle of the city. It's worth a half/full day trip for anyone who has the time. Weekends can get really crowded though, especially in...More

Thank Diana H
Reviewed January 13, 2017

We loved this day trip from Guad. The forest is beautiful and the hot spring river is amazing. Yes, it's rustic but that is what I like about it. I hope we can return. Our kids loved it and I did too!

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Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

I went there twice, once in September when it was raining and it was pretty cool, when i went in December it wasn't that great because it was already warm outside and then you don't need the hot river. We didn't find a place to...More

Thank Amelie M
Reviewed December 1, 2016

The Rio Caliente is a beautiful and relaxing place to visit. All natural, clean, flowing hot spring river! You can pick whatever temperature you want by moving closer or farther from the boiling hot tributaries that enter the river. But be careful of the "hot...More

Thank Lovegreentravel
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Guadalajara, Mexico's second-largest city happens to be situated right next to a beautiful pine and oak forest covering more than 36,000 hectares (139 square miles). For as long as anyone can remember, el Bosque de la Primavera has been referred to as "Guadalajara's lungs" and...More

2  Thank John P
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Just take precution some areas are restricted by the ownners so keep that in mint, recomended for hiking and mountain bike alot of fun and rute market...

1  Thank Edmundo S
Reviewed September 24, 2015

Im used to Monterrey mountains, so expectations on sights, flora and fauna were somehow high so I will focus on the nice MTB trails. Go there! Many competitions had being celebrated there mainly at "Pista el Madroño" but my favorite trail was "la canica". No...More

Thank sustos
Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I spent the day together with a friend and we were rather disappointed. There is only one route you can follow to the rio caliente and the same way back. However, the thermal river was really nice! If you have time then visit it but...More

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February 20, 2017|
Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Here's how to reach the hot river by car: From Guadalajara’s western Periférico, take Highway 15 toward Nogales and Tepic. After about ten kilometers, you’ll pass through the town of La Venta, and two kilometers later you’ll... More
January 23, 2017|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Estación Bicicleta is located at the edge of the Primavera Forest and the owner, Sergio Méndez, told me he can personally arrange everything you need. You can call him at 01 33 1393 3239 (in Mexico) or through Estación... More