In Bocas for a 10 day surfing trip, we didn't want to join the party crowds of Bocas town so stumbled apron Buccaneer whilst staying at Casa Acuario. We were looking for a less expensive room and as it was low season, Elizabeth in the office gave us a deal for the week. We had a cool looking hut, raised from the ground, that looked out to the water, only feet from the lapping waves. The space was cute, a bit damp but then it did rain every day and there were the craziest storms. No leaks though as I think the roofs had recently been done. I loved being close to Bibis ( the $5 off every mornings breakfast was a nice touch ) and we ate most of our meals there. We loved the staff and quite frankly the bar tender in the evenings makes the best fruit margaritas I have ever tasted! Try the passion fruit margaritas! Internet was available at the restaurant and sitting outside Elizabeth's office. There are sand fleas on this island and slathering on the insect repellant becomes the norm. But it is rustic, gorgeously unspoiled, quiet, close to town ( $2 boat rides ) and feels like a little community. Best of all my husband was able to walk along the path thru the trees and mangroves to the best wave in the whole area. I would go back here in a heartbeat, absolutely love it. If you are squeamish about little crabs in the sand, don't like camping, must have air conditioner 24/7 and a tv... you might not like it here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small resort/hotel on Isla Carenero across from Bocas on Colon Island. Recently purchased, and being completely renovated. A white sandy beach on the south-east stretch of the island provides a great starting point for many local activities. A new Royal 2-bedroom suite has been added with a full kitchen. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Buccaneer Hotel Carenero Island
- Buccaneer Resort Panama/Carenero Island, Bocas Del Toro