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Cosmic Crab Resort

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

Had a great experience! First week in the water cabins and second on land. The bar and restaurant staff were the best! Edwin makes a killer margarita! Joan and Steve are great host's and very friendly. The lion fish was so very delicious! Visit!

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Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

The room had plastic floor and a very discusting shower! Alot of bugs inside of the room, and everything was realy old and need a reform now! Every morning we heard our nighbour next door when his alarm rang and when he was Tallinn on the phone you could hear every word. We payed way too much then it was...

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

In November 2013, you stayed in the Gecko Cabin for $29/night. ($14.50 pp including a full breakfast of fresh fruit, eggs, toast, pancakes or French toast, juice and coffee/tea) As advertized on our website and supported with pictures, you chose to reserve a small very basic economy cabin which also has a front porch and rockers situated in a lush...

Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 9 November 2013

My husband and I stayed here for several nights. Unfortunately, the water was turned off during our time here. Our original reservation was for the largest room but after we complained about the smell and cleanliness, we were moved to another cheaper one. This place may be okay if you get one of the small reasonable priced rooms and you...

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

We have endeavored to create a natural, comfortable, clean, beautifully landscaped and fairly priced haven for travelers. AND.............WE HAVE A VERY LOVELY PLACE!!!!!! As clearly illustrated in the many pictures available on our website and Picasa gallery, Careening Cay Resort is perfectly situated waterfront on Isla Carenero, just a minute from town, but with true island feel. Our rustic tropical...

Boquete, Panama
Reviewed 25 September 2013

If you like to eat on Mondays......you won't find even a snack. You take the water taxi to the main island, and on your return, if it is dark....it is REALLY DARK. ALL the lights are off....bring a flashlight. The cabin had poor air conditioning....our room was a "double" .....the A/C was on one side of a wall....so the other...

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 25 September 2013

It's probably the most disgusting hotel I've been in. When you arrive it seems quite idyllic, with those beautiful wooden blue&yellow cabins.... However, you feel a bit strange when, just arrived, the owner asks you for the money for the whole stay (a bit rude in my opinión... I'm sure he does it because otherwise on the 2nd night all...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Nice Place, nice restaurant, nice cabins and rooms on the sea.. Very near to bocas down, a dollor to get there on ferry. Food at restaurant is very good, you can get things of your choice. If it rains too much, you can still enjoy the restaurant and the view.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2013

We spent a couple of nights in one of the basic bungalows, which was indeed basic but good value. The bungalow was really charming on the outside with a small veranda. Inside, the air-con worked well and we good a good night's sleep. It was a bit dark though and some people might be a bit put-off by the fact...

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 19 May 2013

A big hearty thanks to Joan and staff at Careening Cay for their attention, understanding and care during our stay in Panama. We enjoyed being away from the busy town and loved sitting on the dock each morning with our coffee as our two boys ran around catching crabs and playing with sticks. The clean, comfortable cabins are tucked into...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 April 2013 via mobile

We stayed just one night in Careening Cay Resort in Bocas del Toro but we loved it. We choose tiny water house, got one with tortoises. There's nothing sophisticated in here but sophisticated is not a word you are looking for in Bocas. The owner is a right person on the right place, funny guy, laid-back and great host. Breakfast...

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Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewed 23 April 2013

This hotel on Carenero Island has awesome green surroundings and the owners make you feel comfortable like at home. This is a caribbean chalet style hotel with this i mean don't expect phone or tv at the room. Wake up early to get a kayak before the sun goes strong and take a trip around the island for free for...

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  • Beachfront
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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: $72 - $96 (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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