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“The place to stay on Carenero Island!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Tierra Verde
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“The place to stay on Carenero Island!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Masato N
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank zengirl_london
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Elisamf
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Haifa, Israel
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bono10
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ilyaPanama, Owner at Hotel 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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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2009

Tierra Verde on Isla Carenero is a short water taxi ride from Bocas town but a much more serene setting. With its own dock and covered shelter for hammocks, it's a great place to hang out on a lazy day. Narrow beach out in front, but for swimming walk 10-15 minutes down the shore to a beautiful beach and around the corner from that is a great surfing beach. Simple wood-framed 3 story building. We stayed in the top floor 2-bedroom suite which has a small sitting roof with refrigerator and flat screen TV and a wrap around covered deck with great views to the water. AC in the bedrooms worked well. Plenty of hot water when we were there. Friendly and helpful hosts who lived onsite. Limited help-yourself breakfast (toast, fresh fruit and coffee) but more ample breakfasts available at Dona Mara 2 doors down. Easy access to Bocas town for restaurants and nightlife.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank crfan
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UK
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65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2008

I enjoyed the location - very quiet and serene.
The hammocks over the water were very peaceful.
The bats in the rooms towards the back made a terrible racket - however the owners will move you.
Continental breakfast was poor - a few slices of bread, a small portion of fruit and coffee.
Good restaurants nearby.
Mangers are helpful.
Felt safe as a solo female traveler.

  • Liked — The quiet location
  • Disliked — The squeeky bats!
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank scienceladyuk
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Heemstede, The Netherlands
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50 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2008

Intimate small hotel on a quiet island. Good location as the nightlife in town is only a 2 minute boat ride away. Hotel feels very homelike. Clean, comfy and breakfast included. Recommended.

  • Stayed April 2008
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank esthergoesasia
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Property: Hotel Tierra Verde
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 #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Carenero Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Tierra Verde 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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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Tierra Verde Hotel Bocas Del Toro Province
Hotel Tierra Verde Panama/Carenero Island, Bocas Del Toro

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