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Free Internet
Breakfast included
Air conditioning
Beachfront
Non-smoking hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

-Island at itself very dirty and unpleasant -Cabins overdated and bad smelling -At night very noisy (loud music from outside + old air condition inside) And THE WORST THING EVER!!! Bed pillows and mattress were covered with MOLD! We discovered it on the last day...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

We just recently stayed 3 nights at the Cosmic Crab Resort, and the word "Resort" might be misleading. Cosmic Crab is located on Carenero Island, just a short ($1) water taxi ride from Bocas Town (or $2 )- depending on what company you get. When...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from JoanCrabtree, Owner at Cosmic Crab ResortResponded January 15, 2019

We endeavor to make our guests stay and experience in Bocas as pleasant as possible. As you recall, I exchanged many emails to help guide you with many questions you presented prior to your stay, and sat with you after you arrived to suggest additional...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018

My husband and I recently had our wedding at the Cosmic Crab where 22 guests attended. We originally chose this resort for its unique atmosphere and down to earth service... and boy they did not disappoint! Joan and Stephen were so accommodating for our large...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Melissa K
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We initially planned to stay at the Cosmic Crab for 2 nights but ended up staying 5 since we just loved it there. It is quiet, relaxed,and beautiful. The rooms are spacious, plenty of hot water and great A/C. It is only 1 min taxi...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from Itsbeenawhile, Manager at Cosmic Crab ResortResponded August 18, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind and generous review. We completely enjoyed hosting your family and look forward to your return. David.

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Sometimes life has a way of surprising you in ways that are unexpected. I will say that the experience my children and I had was a very good one. It wasn’t necessarily because of the accommodations but more so because of the ambiance that owners...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Freddy M
Response from Joan C, Owner at Cosmic Crab ResortResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you for your review, Freddy. We had a lot of fun hosting you and your children and certainly hope to see you again soon. Yes we are on the rustic side, and we take great pleasure in providing a high level of personalized service...More

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Description
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 More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Beachfront
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Air conditioning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Number of rooms
15
Price range
$60 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Careening Cay Resort
Also Known As
Careening Cay Hotel Carenero Island
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Cosmic Crab Resort Panama/Carenero Island, Bocas Del Toro
Location
Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Carenero Island
Hotel class
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Number of rooms
15
Price range
$60 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Careening Cay Resort
Also Known As
Careening Cay Hotel Carenero Island
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Cosmic Crab Resort Panama/Carenero Island, Bocas Del Toro
Location
Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Carenero Island

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LORI A
March 3, 2016|
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There are many boat taxi's available to take you across the water. It is a short distance - so usually the cost is less than $2 but be sure and ask ahead of time.
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"Go for the over water bungalow! Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean"
JMacey123
Apr 19, 2018
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"Staying in one of the over-the-water rooms is cool, but they are super small, garden rooms are much more..."
muzzzz2016
Jan 28, 2018
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"The inland cabins are a bit larger and quieter. The over water cabins have great views and ambiance"
jazzmann48
Jul 6, 2017
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"If you like water ask for one of the cottages on the water."
bandit153
Apr 1, 2017
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