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Petaluma, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for three nights (supposed to be 4 but the last night we stayed at bocas town because the national police was preventing us from going back to the island due to the weather and we had a flight to catch the next day) Joan and steve were great and kind.. the place was a nice little bungalow called...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an over the sea cabin that was small but clean, quiet and comfortable. Good mattress on the bed. Food at the restaurant was very good and fairly priced. Friendly, efficient service from the staff who all speak some English at least. Host couple from New York and Florida genial and helpful and Americans will feel quite at home...

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were traveling through panama on what was our 2nd week of our honeymoon when we arrived to the Cosmic Crab in Bocas. Unfortunately I tweaked my back the day we arrived and I was bed ridden for the following 3 weeks. Although I was bed ridden during this time Joan, Stephen, Camilla and the crew went...

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is second time I came to "The CosmicCrab", excellent place to be peaceful , very friendly staff. Healthy and delicious breakfast. I use the kayak on my last day at the hotel to get a view of the neighborhood. The owners are wonderful person. Thanks Jhoan!!!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This place has to be seen to be believed. I've stayed here several times and will be back for the cool accommodation, stunning setting and location and the best home cooked food and fresh sea food in the area. They also have about 100 different type of cocktails too, which are to die for too. I'll be going back to...

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stayed at Careening Cay Resort for 6 nights. We were a bit late getting in but the owners and staff were more than accommodating. The owners, Steve and Joan, were very helpful in giving us info on the area and things to do. We had an over water cabin and it was perfect for our stay. People should keep...

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Bregenz
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Careening Cay Resort for three days. I was really looking forward to it, as I saw the pictures on the Internet. It is a very nice Resort with lovely bungalows (seaside and countryside). They also have a restaurant, which offers fantastic food and the waiters / waitresses were also very nice. BUT sleeping there was DEFINITELY...

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JoanCrabtree, Owner at Cosmic Crab Resort, responded to this review

I am so sorry that your experience in Bocas was affected by your allergic reaction to the Chitras AKA Sand Flies or No Seeums. Different body chemistries produce different reactions. Unfortunately, yours was more severe, And yes for some, it is very itchy and uncomfortable. Dusk/early evening is the worst time of day for bites, and given that it takes...

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We start the trip with a very good welcome, so great. Very nice place, comfortable, perfect for family or couple. Clean and spacious. The owners and the stuff always asking if you are ok. The bar is very good, the food and the drinks. Highly recommended 👌🏼

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Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We stayed here for my husband's birthday and had an awesome time. The grounds are full of pretty jungle flowers, it's right over the water (and hence much breezier and cooler than it is in town), you can swim right out front, and the location is perfect (quick $1 water taxi to town, but far enough away to avoid the...

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Arvada, Colorado
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Welcoming is the word. We flew into Bocas del Toro airport then took a $1/person water taxi to Careening Cay Resort. From the water, you can see the charming, pale blue, over-the-water cabinas. Victoria welcomed us with a beverage from the Cosmic Crab restaurant which is located in front of the property. There, we found an oasis where families and...

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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: £41 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Careening Cay Hotel Carenero Island
Cosmic Crab Resort Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Carenero Island
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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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