Crawl Cay (Kraal Cay)
Crawl Cay (Kraal Cay)
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Only 20 minutes by boat from Bocas Town, this small island is a popular stopover due to its beauty and natural attractions.
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4.0 of 5 bubbles59 reviews
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divinggirl
Arlington, VA25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place presents gorgeous views and has good food, although a bit pricey for the area but considering they are a destination restaurant, it is to be expected. I ordered the parga frita (fried snapper, US$9), and was presented with a whole fried fish. Delicious, and the best treat was them dumping our plates in the water and watching the snapper SWARM! I think all the adult fish in Bahia Almirante are at this place. Great snorkeling, gets very crowded and only open until 5, serves food only until 4 PM, so no dinner.
Written 14 February 2005
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Velda C
Destin, FL55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Family
OMG!!! Melissa Knab were staying on Bocas del Toro, & we took what was supposed to be a day-trip to this PARADISE! Well, this is how it went down....we stayed for weeks! Our cabana was built over the water, sending reflections throughout the interior. Lilliana Smith had 'shell mobiles' everywhere, the sounds went with the reflections. Diogenes Smith took us to uninhabited islands for a day trip, no charge, just for us to have fun! One evening, Lilliana took us to Isla Popos to visit the indigious tribe, & we returned by sciff under the light of a FULL MOON...just us three girls! This place was an experience of a lifetime! We ate 3 meals a day in their home...lobster EVERY night. We had "Dug-Out Races" with her lovely children...1 dugout would go 1 way & the other dugout the other way...it was so much fun, Melissa & I even won a few times! We would sit for breakfast, & Papacito would come in with his guitara, then Diogenes would start playing his guitar...by 8:00am, the entire house was dancing!!! What a unique adventure...one I shall NEVER forget!!!
Written 20 March 2013
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Susan S
Chicago, Illinois, United States7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
Most of the boats who go there seem to drop their anchors and as a result the coral is pretty much all dead. We snorkeled there along with about 5 other boats who happened to be there at the same time. There really wasn't much to see - I'm not sure what the fuss was about.
Written 16 January 2017
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Lisa R
Freeport, TX12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Friends
The water was so clear and pretty while we were there. From the dinghy we could see the reef, alive with all kinds of fish, corals and sponges.
At night the sky was so clear and the stars were outstanding. Great place to anchor for a few days...
Written 14 February 2013
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Elenainnapeartree
Mindo, Ecuador25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Friends
This location was really beautiful, and the view over the water from the restaurant too. But I found the coral and fish a bit disappointing - they were good, okay, but I have seen nicer in other parts of the Carribean. In 20mn we'd seen pretty much all there was to see.
Written 8 August 2012
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Will N
38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
For the non-divers, this spot will provide you with plenty of aquatic life viewing. Bring plenty of sunscreen and some cash to purchase lunch at one of the local over the water restaurants. The seafood is still alive when you order...can't get fresher than that!
Written 21 February 2014
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Micheltravel
Netherlands1,001 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
the pictures on this site must have been made either somewhere else, or while diving, this coral is not there when you snorkel. We saw some nice fish about 500 meters off the shore as near the shore there is really nothing to see. Kind of tourist trap but just part of the tour. Maybe if you have never been on a snokeling tour this is a nice attraction.
Written 16 January 2014
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allancr24
San Jose, Costa Rica111 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
There is no beach, no options for storing backpacks.

There is only 1 restaurant, a bar with basic cocktails and beers.

This is the place for snorkeling (you can rent equipment for a small fee), eating something and leave after a couple of hours.

Food is average.

If there is too much tours it can get really crowed.
Written 1 May 2019
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happytravlers2
Massachusetts69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
It's a great cay, located away from the hustle of the more popular beaches. Do bring LOTS of sunscreen and water as there are NO facilities on the cay. A great paradise get away.
Written 15 March 2014
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JDB
Scottsdale, AZ5,022 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
Great little restaurant. Food is decent, the drinks are good. Prices are, meh. There is okay snorkeling just offshore. The reef looks bleached and dead to me, but it was better than nothing. Was here for lunch ad and a quick swim.
Written 23 August 2018
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