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Carenero Island Panama See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
2.5 Star accommodation
Reviews (193)
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We initially planned to stay at the Cosmic Crab for 2 nights but ended up staying 5 since we just loved it there. It is quiet, relaxed,and beautiful. The rooms are spacious, plenty of hot water and great A/C. It is only 1 min taxi...More

Thank INJRtraveling
Response from Itsbeenawhile, Manager at Cosmic Crab ResortResponded 18 August 2018

Thank you so much for your kind and generous review. We completely enjoyed hosting your family and look forward to your return. David.

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Sometimes life has a way of surprising you in ways that are unexpected. I will say that the experience my children and I had was a very good one. It wasn’t necessarily because of the accommodations but more so because of the ambiance that owners...More

Thank Freddy M
Response from Joan C, Owner at Cosmic Crab ResortResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for your review, Freddy. We had a lot of fun hosting you and your children and certainly hope to see you again soon. Yes we are on the rustic side, and we take great pleasure in providing a high level of personalized service...More

Reviewed 21 June 2018

I just spent 3 nights with my family and a couple of friends at the hotel. It´s not really a resort, but the room we had was for up to 6 persons, big and with enough amenities, we only missed a hair dryer. The AC...More

Thank AndreasSonka
Response from Joan C, Owner at Cosmic Crab ResortResponded 3 July 2018

Thank you for your comments, Andreas. It was a pleasure to host you and your family & friends. We take pride in a personal touch with all guests. We are continually making adjustments to improve our guests experience, accordingly your comments will be discussed with...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018

I booked 1 night at this hotel as an emergency and ended up having an amazing time! The food was some of the best I had during my trip. They were bringing in fresh seafood all day. I highly recommend the coconut shrimp and the...More

Thank JMacey123
Response from Joan C, Owner at Cosmic Crab ResortResponded 5 July 2018

Such a pleasure to host you, so happy to hear you had a great experience staying with us.

Reviewed 17 March 2018

The scenery is nice. From Colon you have to take a watertaxi (4 dollar), which brings you there in 2 minutes. It is a pity that the owners aren't interested in keeping there resort clean and attractive. Our room was sleezy and dirty. With some...More

Thank Sven P
Response from Joan C, Owner at Cosmic Crab ResortResponded 5 July 2018

Hi Sven, The water-taxi rate from town is $1 per person, each way. Sorry to hear you paid an inflated amount. We were saddened by some of your comments. We don't view any of our rooms as, "sleezy and dirty". The music issue from a...More

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Description
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 ...More 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Beachfront
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free Parking
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
15
Price range
US$49 - US$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Careening Cay Resort
Also Known As
Careening Cay Hotel Carenero Island
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Cosmic Crab Resort Carenero Island, Panama - Bocas Del Toro
Location
Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Carenero Island
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
15
Price range
US$49 - US$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Careening Cay Resort
Also Known As
Careening Cay Hotel Carenero Island
,
Cosmic Crab Resort Carenero Island, Panama - Bocas Del Toro
Location
Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Carenero Island
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Traveller (157)
Room & Suite (28)
Dining (23)
Pool & Beach (2)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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LORI A
3 March 2016|
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There are many boat taxi's available to take you across the water. It is a short distance - so usually the cost is less than $2 but be sure and ask ahead of time.
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"Go for the over water bungalow! Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean"
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"Staying in one of the over-the-water rooms is cool, but they are super small, garden rooms are much more..."
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"The inland cabins are a bit larger and quieter. The over water cabins have great views and ambiance"
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"If you like water ask for one of the cottages on the water."
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