Careening Cay Resort
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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.
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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 …
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