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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2013

We spent a couple of nights in one of the basic bungalows, which was indeed basic but good value. The bungalow was really charming on the outside with a small veranda. Inside, the air-con worked well and we good a good night's sleep. It was a bit dark though and some people might be a bit put-off by the fact...

1Thank adam e
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 19 May 2013

A big hearty thanks to Joan and staff at Careening Cay for their attention, understanding and care during our stay in Panama. We enjoyed being away from the busy town and loved sitting on the dock each morning with our coffee as our two boys ran around catching crabs and playing with sticks. The clean, comfortable cabins are tucked into...

1Thank Claytonba
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 April 2013 via mobile

We stayed just one night in Careening Cay Resort in Bocas del Toro but we loved it. We choose tiny water house, got one with tortoises. There's nothing sophisticated in here but sophisticated is not a word you are looking for in Bocas. The owner is a right person on the right place, funny guy, laid-back and great host. Breakfast...

1Thank Kaja C
Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewed 23 April 2013

This hotel on Carenero Island has awesome green surroundings and the owners make you feel comfortable like at home. This is a caribbean chalet style hotel with this i mean don't expect phone or tv at the room. Wake up early to get a kayak before the sun goes strong and take a trip around the island for free for...

1Thank TravellingDonkey
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
Reviewed 14 April 2013

I stayed with my girlfriend for four nights at the Careening Cay Resort. We couldn't have found a better place. We stumbled upon this by accident and found ourself to be the luckiest person in bocas del toro. All of our friend who where staying at other cheeper hotels moved to Careening Cay After one night here. It has perfect...

1Thank Karel B
Bocas del Toro
Reviewed 5 April 2013

We stayed here for 9 days while visiting friends in Bocas del Toro. We couldn't have found a better base for operations. Great views of Bocas Town and some really incredible sunsets. The staff was friendly and inviting. And the owners, Joan & Steve Crabtree, went out of their way to make our stay very special. Great Sunday buffet, fantastic...

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San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 18 February 2013

We stayed here for 5 days and loved it! The Cafe food is VERY good and the drinks are creative and tasty. The staff is helpful and the owners are present and available. The room we got was what we were looking for. So long as you remember that the Careening Cay is on an island without urban plumbing, sewage,...

1Thank Steve R
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 February 2013

We booked four nights here and refused to stay! Let me start with the husband and owner sat at the bar and watched as my wife and I unloaded and carry our luggage up from the dock didn't even try to help! The wife and owner greeted us and showed use to our room and did not asked any of...

3Thank Robert Z
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 January 2013

Stayed at this place with 7 people total, plus 2 friends who booked separately. The cabins were good - nice grounds, acceptable cleanliness, liked the location on an island a quick $1 water taxi ride from Bocas town (Isla Colon). Based on lots of experience living and traveling in Central America, it was overpriced - 7 people in 1 room,...

1Thank AFrett
Long beach, California
Reviewed 4 January 2013

This is an ideal location as far as getting around to other places in the water taxi and walking the island. The rooms were lacking space for our clothes. The two closets were used for a TV, that took up the space and a refrigerator and microwave in the other. There was plenty of room to put these else where,...

1Thank JaneShore

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our waterfront paradise is on the island, Isla Carenero. The resort now encompasses 6 1/2 acres of lush, tropical landscaping and over 600 feet of waterfront. Our backyard is verdant rain forest. We sit on a point facing west, which captures the refreshing Caribbean breeze and offers up fabulous sunsets. We are just a two minute boat ride across the bay to Bocas Town. We enjoy the convenience of close proximity to town, yet are removed from the hub hub, noise, pavement, cars and heat, while on our own tropical island.The resort is peaceful and quiet. We have hummingbird feeders throughout. Many different birds, including parrots can be heard singing and conversing in the trees. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cosmic Crab Resort

Address: Carenero Island, Panama (Formerly Careening Cay Resort)
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Carenero Island
Price Range: RM232 - RM625 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Careening Cay Hotel Carenero Island
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“The rooms over the water are very small.”
  • View from the restraurant out into the bay.
  • This a view from Cosmic Crab looking at the town of Bocas
  • This is the cabana we stayed in has air conditioning and is quiet
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 of 5 bubbles LindaB1947, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Cabins not on the water are spacious and very comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles katbonfiglio, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Your choice, out over the water where you may here early morning boat traffic or in a garden cottage which may be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles W2941BDkarenh, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you love the water, choose an over the water cabina. The water is so clear you just might get a glimpse of a starfish.”
  • Great drinks and great view.
  • Over the water cabinas at night
  • Sunsets and tasty dinner
 of 5 bubbles 39jenna, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Economy room is small, but adequate. If you need space rent one of the larger ones”
 of 5 bubbles go4fun66, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
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