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Cosmic Crab Resort

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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...

Thank Panamatraveler76
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
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 January 2013

When Panamanian dictator Manual Noriega took refuge in the Vatican mission during the U.S. invasion of 1989, he was finally driven to surrender after relentless blasting of the Vatican compound by high-decibel rock music. The lack of sleep and psychological submission imposed by the pounding turned one of Central America's most powerful people into a prisoner (where he remains today)....

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Casa Grande, Arizona
Reviewed 19 December 2012

This is my second time to Bocas. Went there in 2010 and stayed at the high end hotel accross the waterway. We found Careening Cay Resort and the Cosmic Crab restaurant then. Best Bloody Mary's we have ever had. This visit we stayed at Careening Cay Resort. Joan and Steve are great. They are normal people running a business, but...

Thank Scott C
Atenas, Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 December 2012

If there had been somewhere else to go, we would have. But easier said than done when traveling with 4 children. We booked the Crab Cabin. It is NOT a 3 bedroom as the website describes, it is 1 bedroom. There are NO queen beds. There was 1 double bed, and 4 twin beds. NO sofas, NO microwave, No hot...

3Thank Tica62012
Reviewed 5 December 2012

This place is definitely one of the most beautiful around Bocas del Toro with a lot of personality of the owners. The place provides a perfect sunset view and is more relaxed and romantic than the main island. Nevertheless it's easily reachable via water taxi within a minute from the main dock of Bocas. Food from adjacent restaurant (Cosmic Crab...

Thank Sven_on_trips

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  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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: ₹ 3,362 - ₹ 4,461 (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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