The town of Caldera is a very quiet place where everything looks clean and simple. A small church beside the main street in front of an empty field that looks like is for sports, an also small square with a playground for children and several bars (¨jardines¨) break the monotony of that street.
To reach Caldera from David, turn to the right when you see a sign indicating the town, more or less 28 kilometers from the Interamerican Highway. From Boquete turn to the left in the sign that it is located at 10 kilometers of that town. In both cases you have 11 kilometers to the begining of the town by a paved road in good condition.
In the way is worthly to stop in the first kilometer to look a beautiful panoramic view of the mountains and valleys. Later, at kilometer 6, you will find a fork of the road. Taking to the right you will reach the town of Gualaca and the Esti Hidrologic Project. Taking to the left is the right way to go to Caldera.
Two kilometers ahead of the fork the road crosses the Caldera River, a good stop to take pictures of this beautiful river. A small fall is an additional incentive to the view.
Two more kilometers and you are in Caldera town, right in the main street. So, it is the moment to visit their two main attractions: the Painted Rock and the Thermal Waters.
Caldera is a corregimiento in Boquete District, Chiriquí Province, Panama. It has a land area of 147 square kilometres (57 sq mi) and had a population of 1,560 as of 2010, giving it a population density of 10.6 inhabitants per square kilometre (27/sq mi). Its population as of 1990 was 1,175; its population as of 2000 was 1,204.