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Forest of the Spring (Bosque de la Primavera)

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Fantastic and trail running, hot sorings

This is a truly gorgeous spot so close to GDL. Beautiful trails, vistas, at the entrance there are... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2018
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out of the rain and into the river

Took a family trip to Rio Caliente and had a nice time but also some problems. First the road is... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Pasadena, California
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Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a truly gorgeous spot so close to GDL. Beautiful trails, vistas, at the entrance there are picnic tables and you can even check out some hot springs. It’s a wonderful place for an outdoor weekend.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Took a family trip to Rio Caliente and had a nice time but also some problems. First the road is lousy, If you take a rental car there then go slow and be careful as the road has tons of pot holes and other missing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jroberto
Reviewed August 23, 2018

My previous review of this area was an overview of the Primavera Forest. Here, I will concentrate entirely on Río Caliente, probably the most popular outdoor site in the entire state of Jalisco. The Hot River is born deep inside a narrow canyon where it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank John P
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I've lived in Guadalajara for +25 years and visited it since day 1. Biking, hiking, running, camping... It's huge protected area provide different ecosystems. There is even a volcanic hot River! If you know someone in town ask them to get you there for a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank MarteenLeon
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Do not miss this giant park right in Guadalajara. It is amazing. You and your loved ones can run, walk, bike, ride horses and more. There are art classes some days (not sure when), there is a Buddhist mini park inside the park and tons...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank suzannemarip0sa
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

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank 7,268
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.

Date of experience: February 2017
4  Thank CsimonsenC
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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!

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank SpikerFamily
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Amelie M
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February 20, 2017|
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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
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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