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Cosmic Crab Resort

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The charming cabins over the water have NO windows ( unless you count the 18"×20" thing) and you can't open the door because people walk down the walkway. The bathroom fixtures are horribly rusty. The rooms are dirty and when it rains the water runs under the door, my shoes were floating and our luggage was soaked. That's the charm...

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Peace and quiet...a rarity on the waterfront in the Bocas del Toro area. We brought our two kids. Clean, friendly, relaxing, fun! We borrowed the kayaks and paddled around. Our kids jumped in and out of the water right from the dock. Love this place. We would definitely go back again.

Thank Ilana L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite place in Panamá! The cabins over the water, and the others tucked along seashell-lined paths, are comfortable and well-appointed with loving care. Excellent air conditioning, unlimited hot water for showers, comfy beds. The tropical design becomes tropical flavor at the restaurant on the dock. The fish dishes are especially good. Great cushioned loungers and comfortable tables surrounded on...

Thank Sbhplus
Treasure Island, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a short walk from our place to the Cosmic Crab, what a mistake! Right off the back I regretted booking my place for 4 nights. If I knew the Cosmic Crab was here, I would have booked with them. The place is clean and has a great location on the water. I can't think of anything bad about it....

Thank bandit153
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved my stay here. I was fortunate enough to get one of the floating cabins over the water and it was stunning. The room is small, yes but the location can't be beat and there is lots of lounging area in the restaurant. The owner Joan was fantastic and very welcoming. She was very helpful in giving reccomendations...

Thank RockPaperHairDesigns
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Really cool and nicely decorated resort with cabins on the water and very friendly staff and owners. The restaurant is very nice, as well on water, and food is simply delicious. They have happy hour from noon till 6pm with 1usd beer.

Thank crazyworld84
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We spent the new year at their beautiful terrace by the sea. Service and the buffet appetizers were good. Main dish was also good but the desert a bit blunt. I'm not sure their ordinary prizes but the new year menu was a bit expensive. Would go again.

Thank Reijonens
Playa Coronado, Panama
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We spent 5 days here and we enjoyed our stay. You have to take a boat from town across the bay to get here. Food was very good. Not much to do in the immediate area but you are a $2 boat taxi away from town. All tours pick you up at the dock so it's pretty hassle free. Please...

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Second time here - but just like the first time, it was really fantastic. The owners and staff were very helpful and focused on making the stay as fun and relaxing as possible. Thanks Joan, Anna and the rest of the Cosmic Crab team - really had a great stay!

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The place is really cozy, location is good and the owners are super nice and helpful. The place feels a bit tired though. Showers are old, towels are stained and smell, cabins are moldy etc. Worst thing though was that they fed us leftovers from the Sunday brunch for breakfast for 5 days 😡 Ps lots of bugs, sandflies and...

1Thank Arnar S

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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: ₹ 3,306 - ₹ 6,288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Careening Cay Hotel Carenero Island
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“If you like water ask for one of the cottages on the water.”
bandit153, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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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LindaB1947, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Cabins not on the water are spacious and very comfortable”
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.”
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
39jenna, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
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