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Casa Acuario

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Carenero Island | Bocas Del Toro, Carenero Island, Panama
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99 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Casa Acuario is a beautiful place to stay. It is right on the water, the rooms are clean, there is hot water, a/c and WiFi in the back area of the dock. Unfortunately this back area also is a sand fly hangout zone so make sure you get citronella oil to avoid being bit. We had no issues with anything... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

the place was really good, the view just awesome. We enjoyed spacious room in front of the sea. Be able to jump in the crystal clear blue water from Carraib from your room is just paradise. The atmosphere is rilax and you'll get the possibility to have a nice breakfast. NEGATIVE: Only negative point, even if the staff is really... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We stayed at Casa Acuario for 6 nights. We flew from Panama City to Bocas del Toro. We took a taxi at the Bocas Airport for $4US that took us to the water taxi area. The trip from Bocas Town to the Carenero Island where the Casa Acuario is located is very short and it costs $1/person. The reason why... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

What a cool remote place to stay that was absolutely perfect for me and my fiancé!! The hotel staff couldn't of been nicer and our room was so big and comfortable with AC, shower with hot water and open kitchen area that guests can use. The island was so relaxing & it was easy to travel each day on a... More 

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Thank MaryAnn S
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It's always a shame to read bad reviews of a placed you liked....... We stayed here in Mid April, probably considered shoulder season, so there was no problem about being bumped into another (lesser?) room. We emailed a day or two prior to book and got the the room we wanted (which was out the back, as we wanted to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We got there at 2 pm and nobody was at the hotel. After 10 min waiting a woman showed up and without saying anything, she went upstairs to clean our room. She could have said that they were not expecting us so soon, but the room will be ready in a few minutes, but instead... she just disappeared. I can... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely place with friendly people - but unfortunately although we booked our room 2 1/2 months previously, we were not given the room we'd requested. We expected to have one of the front rooms on the water but were given a back room with no view ... It's not even visible or listed on the hotel's website... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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68 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We decided to stay in Casa Acuario as we wanted to have both Bocas Town and some nice beaches near at hand. With water taxis never more than a minute's wait away, this worked, beaches on Caranero (beyond Bibis in particular) being lovely spots. There are some drawbacks. Walls are paper thin here, the wifi is poor in the rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed here every time I come to bocas. Large rooms with ac in each. It has a very laid back vibe and has been open for almost 20 years. If you are coming to Bocas Del Toro its a great place to stay away from town but close enough if you want get some night life.

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1 Thank Ben W
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The rooms were big, clean, and comfortable. Some other reviewers complained about the boat traffic, but that is easy to get over. It is worth the convenience of a $1 water taxi (per person) to and from town. The only downside is the music at night. This is no fault of Casa Acuario, but it is worth mentioning that the... More 

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