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Isla Carenero , 00000 Carenero, Panama – Show map
|Bungalow - Over Water|
|Family Room (7 Adults)|
|Basic One-Bedroom Bungalow|
|Family Bungalow with Garden View|
|Large Family Room with Garden View|
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Careening Cay Resort's staff speaks: Hebrew, Spanish, English
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Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds
Fishing, Canoeing, Hiking, Diving, Snorkeling, Library, Playground
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Baggage Storage, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Chapel/Shrine, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
Hebrew, Spanish, English
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 10 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 15 per person per night when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
A prepayment deposit by wire transfer is required to secure your reservation. The property will contact you after you book to provide any wire transfer instructions.
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Score from 177 reviews Very good
Located by the sea, Hotel Olas offers magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea. It features air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, cable TV and private bathrooms.
Score from 324 reviews Good
Offering an outdoor pool and a seating area in the dock, Los Secretos Guesthouse is located in Bocas del Toro Island. Free WiFi access is available in all areas.
Score from 16 reviews Wonderful
Located 500 metres from Bocas del Toro main square and from the local airport, Aparthotel El Montecarlo offers an outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi in all areas.
Score from 117 reviews Review score
Clean bedrooms and quieto place
Location, no WiFi in the rooms
Very laid-back atmosphere. Wonderful patio overlooking the water, with great drinks and food (recommend the coconut shrimp). Also quite a substantial breakfast every morning. Catherine, a friend of the owners who recently started working at Cosmic Crab, was very helpful and friendly, we really enjoyed chatting with her. "Junior", the bartender/server, and the young woman (whose name I've forgotten), were also very welcoming.
Not a bad experience at all, but just want to say that Bookings.com needs to update the name of this place. It is NOT called 'Careening Cay' anymore. This led to confusion when we first arrived in Bocas del Toro, because nobody knew it by this name when we were trying to arrange a water taxi from Bocas town. The name of the place is now 'Cosmic Crab', which is easier for the local people to pronounce and easier for everyone to remember, as well as having a humorous touch Also, it was a rather complicated process to pay for accommodation with a credit card because we had to set up a Pay Pal account first, and the internet connection was slow at times.
Nice location,specially the resturant, tastfull interior and garden,
Slow service in resturant, forgetting orders, only american guests on resort
The food at the on site restaurant ("Cosmic Crab") was very good. It's a fun place, if you want to hang around the bar and meet people for a couple of days.
It's definitely not comfortable enough for a longer and relaxing stay. During our five day stay we experienced service that was chaotic at times and extremely slow. Basic things like room cleaning needed reminding. If you are staying in the (very small!) cabins over the water, boat trafic can get very noisy at night.
The Cosmic Crab was awesome , as well as the owners and staff. Had a great time!
The water cabins can be a little noisy with boats bumping into the dock.
Le déjeuner est trop tard. 8h30
let people know about the chitras and to put on coco oil the minute they get there! other than that, amazing!
Nice bungalow over the water, good breakfast with a large variety. The restaurant (Cosmic crab) is really to be recommended - good food and drinks. Happy hour everyday until 6pm (beer 1$, mixed drinks 2$, magaritas 3$). Juan and Steve are very nice hosts!
There is no door to the bathroom and the bungalows are very small, but thats why it is so cosy...
The free breakfast was great and the cosmic crab dinners were good bec there was always fresh fish to eat.
Not much to explore, walked along side of island to see only garbage in the water, so sad!
Amazing environment, lovely views. The cosmic crab restaurant was delicious. They treated me really good. My room was so comfortable, so tidy, so clean. I really recommend this beautiful hotel.
Everything was perfect.
Very nice restaurant above water and cooled down by sea breeze. Very helpful personnel. Room lovely decorated.
Bungalows do not have openings allowing breeze to cool down the room... and thru the wall AC was barely blowing ambient air turning the room as a sauna. Neighborhood far from being clean and tidy!
Installations are good. The room was very comfortable, wide beds, hot water, children used the bunk bed. Crystal clear water welcomed everyone to have a splash. Service was up to the game and were nice to everyone. They have nice cocktails and drinks.
Gardens need a bit of work. They are not in harmony with the cabins. The bar needs some more ambient as when it is raining, there isn't much to do in the cabins. There is no TV in the rooms due to low signal from local channel networks, but this could be worked out by installing dishes. Upon arrival, I was told that my reservation price was incorrect ($357) and they wanted me to pay as much as $507 for it. We were 4 adults and 2 children under 10. After a brief chat with Joan, she agreed to honor the reservation and I was glad.
The Owners are very friendly, corteous and helpful. Proximity to Bocas Town yet away from the noise of the music at night in Bocas Town. Relaxing view.
Everything. Awesome food also.
The rooms over the water were clean with fresh paint. The fixtures in the bathroom were recently updated and the shower area was newly tiled. The food was very good and the prices were very reasonable. A good breakfast was included. Joan and Steve were great hosts and sent us to a couple of great places in Bocas town. The dinner we had was delicious, and by all other accounts their meals are great! Would stay here again but we will try a cabina that is on land as they are larger. The value for money was very good!
The only thing that I wasn't really happy about was our bed. I am a bit of a tosser and the bed creaked a lot and I found the foam mattress a bit soft. But when you are only staying 2 nights why complain!
I liked the service and the room I stayed which where over the sea. The food from the restaurant was great.
I did not like the sorruonding area of the hotel, looks like a Gueto.
really clean, great value for a family traveling, great food, cool resort on the water.
fan didnt blow hard in room (but you have an ac)
The hotel is very cute! The view is wonderfull! It is such a pleasure to have breakfast looking to the ocean. The breakfast tasted very good. All rooms have air conditioning. The taxi boats to the main island come very quickly and you can call them from the hotel phone, they only costs 1 dollar. I would certainly come back to these hotel!
The wooden floor outside the cabins is very slippery, be careful. The breakfast is only from 8:30 to 9:30, it should be longer. For a 4 star hotel i expected more confort, but the hotel doesnt have frigobar, they dobr change the sheets and towels every day, they only clean a little bit the room once a day.
The proximity to Bocas Town was good. The three dogs on the property were awesome
The bed was the worst I've ever had anywhere. Water taxi service to this side of Isla Carenero is poor. Tiny rooms over the water. Rain enters the room and you have a puddle. Knees hit the wall in front of you when using the bathroom (toilet). Bar closed at 8:30 on a Saturday even though there were 6 people wanting to order and two bartenders.
Joan and Steve were fantastic. They were very helpful and made us feel safe. The cottages were very charming, clean and you cant beat the view. They had a sunday brunch that was fantastic! And $1 beers during the day made it even better. We used the kayaks and it was so nice to explore the area away from the chaos of bocas town, which is a pit. Bring a pack of clove cigarettes along when you come and you can trade boat rides and other services for them.
The internet went in and out, but I think that is common in the whole country. It is a 3rd world country after all.
Me and my son (7 years) stayed four nights in Careening Cay Resort. We really enjoyed our stay. The location is great, near the main island but still nice and quiet. Both the owners and the staff are really friendly. Our little hut was small but very clean and newly painted. My son loved playing with the owner's very friendly dogs, and spent quite some time chasing after crabs in the garden. We had dinner in the hotel a couple of times, and the food was really good. I would really recommend this place for anyone traveling with younger children. We would love to come back.
The location is wonderful. If you rent a casita on the water, you open your door and you step onto the dock and looking out onto the water.
Owners dogs run free on the property. If you are a dog person, you wont mind. Otherwise, its a bit of a nuisance when the come up to you when you are sitting near your casita or try to swim with you.
The Careeing Cay Resort was an excelent choice since it' s just 5 minutes from the main island (Isla Colon) and you can easily get a boat during all day/night. Also the food and the drinks at the Cosmic Crab (the hotel bar) were great and had reasonable prices. Try the special seafood while watching the sunset. It will be memorable!!! The owners Joan and Stephen were very kind and helpull. The cabins were cleaned every day. The hotel also offers free kayaks for you to paddle around Carenero Island. I can't wait to come back to this hotel.
Nice houses on a great spot with views over the water and on bocas town. We had a recentently renovated basic cabin. It was basic, but it was clean and everything you neef is in it.
What we loved the most is that you can be close to Bocas without being in the middle of the noice. Just 30 seconds away and for 1 dollar boat ride you can be surounded by nature and with a great view. The restaurant has a great bar, nice drinks, great attention and the best sundown in town.
Nothing. Just as a hint, buy some supplies in Bocas as there are not many shops in Carenero Island
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