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Reviewed 14 January 2017

We spent the new year at their beautiful terrace by the sea. Service and the buffet appetizers were good. Main dish was also good but the desert a bit blunt. I'm not sure their ordinary prizes but the new year menu was a bit expensive. Would go again.

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Playa Coronado, Panama
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We spent 5 days here and we enjoyed our stay. You have to take a boat from town across the bay to get here. Food was very good. Not much to do in the immediate area but you are a $2 boat taxi away from town. All tours pick you up at the dock so it's pretty hassle free. Please...

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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Second time here - but just like the first time, it was really fantastic. The owners and staff were very helpful and focused on making the stay as fun and relaxing as possible. Thanks Joan, Anna and the rest of the Cosmic Crab team - really had a great stay!

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The place is really cozy, location is good and the owners are super nice and helpful. The place feels a bit tired though. Showers are old, towels are stained and smell, cabins are moldy etc. Worst thing though was that they fed us leftovers from the Sunday brunch for breakfast for 5 days 😡 Ps lots of bugs, sandflies and...

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Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 7 December 2016

A 2 minute boat ride from Bocas Town gets you to this lovely resort that sits right on the water. Our over the water cabin had air conditioning and was well insulated so we didn't hear much during the night. The rooms are clean and have their own bathroom with shower. They are small but there is seating outside. My...

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Petaluma, California
Reviewed 28 November 2016 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 28 November 2016 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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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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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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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: $69 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Careening Cay Hotel Carenero Island
Cosmic Crab Resort Panama/Carenero Island, Bocas Del Toro
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“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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 of 5 bubbles LindaB1947, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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