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“A little slice of heaven on Carenero Island” 5 of 5 stars
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Tierra Verde
Carenero Island, Panama   |  
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New York City, New York
1 review
“A little slice of heaven on Carenero Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Perfect little getaway in Bocas del Toro. Quaint hotel with clean rooms, with AC and private bathroom. Owned by two brothers who host surfers, families, and groups of people who just like to get away and relax. Have stayed there 4 times over the last 8 years and each trip is a little different, but their hospitality remains the same and keeps me coming back. You can do everything or nothing and Cookie and Ivan will help you organize and schedule your day trips. I really enjoyed taking the boat over to Dolphin Bay and have always been amazed at how curious they are. Starfish beach, Red Frog Beach, drinks at sunset, La Gruta bat cave, taking the boat to Bastimentos and other small surrounding islands, snorkeling, walking through Colon Town and just reading a book on the hammock on their pier. Can't wait to come back this winter! :) Thank you Cookie and Ivan for providing a consistent little hideaway over the years!

Room Tip: I love the rooms on the second floor with the ocean view. Beautiful to wake up there.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Tierra Verde is a must if you plan on staying in the Bocas del Toro area. the rooms are super clean. the staff is super friendly and helpful. its as centrally located as can be for the area. the views are amazing.i recommend staying there .

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

We were staying at another hotel on Colon Island that turned out to be horrible, contrary to the pretty pictures we saw on their website. Luckily we had the good fortune of meeting Stephanie (co-owner Cookie's wife) who whisked us away to Carenero Island and Hotel Tierra Verde. Their spot is so much quieter and more serene than anything we saw on Colon - while still within walking distance of some great restaurants and bars - and only 10 minutes and $1 water taxi from Bocas Town. Our room was comfortable, the showers were hot, the breakfasts delicious, and you are right on a stunning beach with crystal blue water and a gorgeous island view. I wish we had know about Hotel Tierra Verde from the start, it would have made a huge difference in the enjoyment of our trip.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

This is is the place to stay if you come to Bocas for surfing or just to relax and enjoy the islands. The owners Cookie and Ivan are native Panamanians. These guys know the place and will give you the best advise as to where to go and what to do while in Bocas.
The property is beautiful and laid back. If you need anything just asked them and they'll do their best to make it happen.

Room Tip: The top suite is pretty sweet.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Lovely little hotel, very clean, quiet rooms with ac. Very serene and peaceful setting. Spent many hours with drinks and book on the front porch looking out at the sea. Very easy to get there from Colon Island, $2 water taxi from jetty to Colon and $2 to get to Carenero point break and you can walk back. The owners are surfers and can get you a boat in 5 minutes. They are full of info and set you up with trips, tours, places to visit. For surf trips by boat ask for Cedar or Madison, they have a great boat and will take you to the best spots. Service was excellent. The only reason it's nt 5 stars is that the breakfast whilst lovely and continental is insufficient for surfers. Would be great if they would offer something cooked and more substantial.

Room Tip: No real need to pay extra for an ocean view since its right there in front of you when you walk out...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

I highly recomend Tierra Verde at Carenero Island. Nice Hotel and location, good breakfast, nice rooms, covered sheltter for hamocks! excellent service and responsability from the owners to make your vacation enjoyable, also very helpfull!! Taxi ride to Colon Island is 5 minutes away and $1 dollar.
Enjoy your stay!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2010

Me and ny boyfriend stayed at Tierra Verde for 6 nights.
We got there accidently when we met the owner in Bocas. We were a little shocked by the ugly hotels in Bocas and we were looking for something more relaxing than some sleezy cheap hostel.
Tierra Verde is on Carenero island which is a 5 minutes boat ride from Bocas but it is much more beautiful and peacefull than Bocas.
The place is very beautiful, has a nice terrace and is very green and relaxed.
The greatest quality of this place is the owners. They were so nice and helpfull and we can't thank them enough!!! They have definetly made our stay in Bocas much more interesting.
I totally recommend this place!!!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ilyaPanama, Owner at Tierra Verde, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
We are offering for the month of October the low season prive of $55.00 per night for a dbl. The price includes continental breakfast, use of internet or wifi, and tourism taxes.
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Also Known As:
Tierra Verde Hotel
Tierra Verde Hotel Bocas Del Toro Province
Tierra Verde Panama/Carenero Island, Bocas Del Toro
Address: Carenero Island, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Carenero Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Carenero Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel located into a lush, tropical setting, and carribean ocean to view. Each room comes with Ac, Cable Tv, hot water and wifi. A stretch of beach and restaurants are in walking distance from the hotel. ... more   less 
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