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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Wonderful little cabin over the sea. Clean and practical with good beds. Aircondition and nice big shower. The staff and were helpful and very friendly and strecht the service every day. We had a wonderful time and this place will absolutely be our first choice to stay next time we go to Bocas.

Thank ChrMal
Salem, Oregon
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Driving 31/2 hours from Boquete and taking two water taxis….is it worth it? Definitely! This well kept and well managed resort is lovely. You can stay at a little green and purple cottage on stilts over the water or in a garden cottage. They are clean and attractive. There is hot water in the showers and the bed is comfortable....

Thank Karen H
Sonoma County
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Over-water bungalow with breakfast for under $100. is absolutely amazing. We had a great time in Bocas and the staff at Careening Cay really helped to make a memorable trip. The food at the Cosmic Crab is fresh, delicious and plentiful. We were there during Carnival and the partying could keep you up with loud music, but the answer is...

Thank thom2154
CosmicCrab, Guest Relations Manager at Cosmic Crab Resort, responded to this review

You guys were an absolute joy and I'm so glad you joined us at the Cosmic Crab! Thanks for the great review and I hope to see you in Santa Rosa! :-) --Victoria

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We were planning on staying only a few days in Bocas Del Toro but ended up staying 3 weeks on Isle Carenero. We found a great away called Careening Cay Resort. The resort has ornate individual cottages and bungalows, some right over the water. The rooms are clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The owners, Joan and Steve, go out of...

Thank Ron M
Boquete, Panama
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Staying in the over the water rooms at the Cay was a great experience albeit maybe for a younger visitor. The resort owners are warm and welcoming, the rooms are clean and very comfortable. The noise from Bocas town does travel across the water, so nights are loud (not the fault of the resort) and bugs are an issue (bring...

Thank Pixel61
Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Looking from Bocas Town toward Isla Carenero, we could see the cheery colors of careening cay and the cosmic crab cafe. We hopped in the water taxi and arrived a couple minutes later to the serene setting as we were cheerfully greeted by Victoria, Joan, Steve, and the awesome pups, Mango and Sheeba. We were shown our lovely over the...

Thank Jenn A
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

After three great nights on Isla Colon my partner and I were a little apprehensive about moving to Isla Carenero. However, after being greeted by the owner Joan on arrival we knew that we had made the right decision. The owners are incredibly generous, welcoming and hospitable. Adjoining the resort is the restaurant Cosmic Crab which is on the water....

Thank Anna L
Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Our vacation to Bocas del Toro was exceptional because of our stay at Careening Cay. The owners are wonderful and provide you with excellent service. The rooms are cozy and clean, we especially enjoyed our room over the water. We would sit in the deck chairs at night and watch the fish and rays go by. The views are unbeatable...

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California City, California
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights here, but we did not sleep much. First, the mosquitos eat you alive as soon as you put a foot in the Carenero island. Apparently the other islands in Bocas do not have this problem. I have never been bitten so much in my life. Even though, the staff is really nice and they invite you...

Thank monica f
Reviewed 5 January 2016

As soon as we arrived via 2 min water taxi were greeted by the owner Joan's smiling face. After a long early journey we were immediately offered a mimosa and breakfast. Joan sat with us and gave us the lay of the Land, learned about who we were and what our plans were for the trip. She made us feel...

Thank clfigueroa18

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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: $70 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“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
“The rooms over the water look amazing, just like something you would vision for the Caribbean however our preference was to stay back from the water which was a little bit more seclusive. If Wi-Fi is important to you in your room you will not get it here however you can simply sit in the restaurant for as long as you want and the Wi-Fi worked well there”
 of 5 bubbles debbiesJ7424YD, 13 Jan 2015 | Read review
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