There is nothing to do but hike, soak in the thermal pools, get an amazing (turned inside out) massage and eat some great food. You are far from everything so if you are looking for a night out on the town, staying here is not for you. We spent 5 days at the hotel termales de santa rosa on an all inclusive plan. We purchased the plan from a travel agency in Cali. We took a bus from Cali to Pereria and then a small bus/van to the city of Santa Rosa. From Santa Rosa to the termales we took a taxi. Having never traveled by Bus, I loved the trip from Cali to Pereria and back. For the small bus from Pereria to Santa Rosa I suggest a taxi. The small bus is always just about to leave, but in reality it is going nowhere until completely full. For use that was almost 90 minutes.
The people at the hotel are nice but they are not going to offer up any information. So it is good to do a little research and understand what you can do. There is a group hike that leaves twice each morning. I took the first one and loved it. It is not for kids at all. You walked straight up, and need to use a rope to pull yourself along in a place or two. You will see amazing views and several waterfalls along the way. I had a great guide and he showed us many interesting things along the way, which make me wish I had brought my micro lens for my Nikon. Also it is very important to note that a short walk back down the road there is a park that also has great trails, beautiful waterfall and nice thermal pools. The people I met here were more the local Colombians and the most friendly people on earth. It amazes me how Cali can be maybe the rudest city in the world and once you get outside of that city the people are absolutely amazing.
a few notes... 1) They have rubber boots to wear on the hike but the largest pair they had were really small for me, might want to take your own hiking boots but beware they will get very wet 2) You will need your passport to enter the park and 3) the entry cost to the park was covered in our all inclusive package. Be sure to get a massage. My only regret was that I went with the 60 minute massage instead of the 90 minute one.
This is what a vacation should be. My mind, body and spirit was extremely rested when we left.
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