Careening Cay Resort

Address: Carenero Island, Bocas del Toro, Panama | Hotel
 
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsCareening Cay Resort Carenero Island

          Reviewed by dzasta

          Poor location

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          by (33 reviews) Perth , Australia Flag of Australia

          I met Joan in town and she offered me a unit over the water, at a very cheap price. When I got here they said no and offered me a room at the back of the property next to the maintenance shed overlooking the swamp. The room is ok, but overpriced. If you stay here you are almost captive. Walk one way and you pass the expensive homes and then swamp and a cliff and jungle. Walk the other way and you pass swamps, then slums, to get to town to buy water etc. I got lost coming home in the dark tonight. For me there are not options, it is here or nothing? I like options.
          The rooms over the water, that I couldn't have, have no one in them tonight except the hooker that used one for an hour. Service at the bar is very slow. We all had to go to the bar if we wanted drinks and food was slow. The food I had was ok but again overpriced, cos we are captive.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Careening Cay Resort Carenero Island

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
           

          Travel Blogs from Carenero Island

          Carenero Island

          A travel blog entry by dzasta on Sep 22, 2016

          23 photos

          In the old days captains used to tilt their ships on there side on the beach to do maintenance to the hull. It is called careening, and apparently Columbus did it here in 1503 so the place is now called Carenero Island. It is part of the Bocas del Toro group. Columbus also named the islands after a waterfall that he thought looked like a bulls …

          Bocas del Toro archipelago

          A travel blog entry by kayna on Jun 17, 2015

          8 photos

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          No Sleep and Back to Panama

          A travel blog entry by tylerdunn on Apr 07, 2015

          3 photos

          ... room. The hostel said they were full and couldn't move us anywhere so we decided to sleep outside on lawn chairs the rest of the night. Today we had an early morning, 12 hour day bus back to Panama City and splurged for a real hotel room at the Wyndham which was bed bug ...

          Passing time in Panama

          A travel blog entry by skyenichol on Feb 15, 2015

          24 photos

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          A travel blog entry by tnanoble on Jan 26, 2015

          1 comment, 3 photos

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