Tierra Verde is probably the best place to stay on Carenero Island.....safe, quiet, clean but convienent to everything. Host and staff went out of their way to be accommodating--"It's a long story"....a very laid back place. Water taxis are the way to travel ($1 per person) to almost anywhere you need or want to go and arrived within minutes of a phone call by Ivan (owner) of Tierra Verde. Don't miss a meal at the Cosmic Crab on the island.....very good food. Two notes worthy of mentioning: Vacationing in Bocus del Toro is for people with an adventurous nature; and, "sometimes" it rains in Panama. Had a blast! Best bang for the buck!