Our guests enjoy sunning, reading, dining and most of all relaxing on our sunset deck in front of the Cosmic Crab.

Enjoy front row seats to magnificent nightly light show!

The center swimming hole allows for refreshing dips in the water (while sipping our delicious cocktails on in water swings!)

Fishing is also possible right off our dock.



Many people enjoy walks around the Island of Carenero.

There are sandy beaches on the east side of the island with beautiful views of Bastimentos and Solarte. Stop in at Bibi's or the Pickled Parrot for a drink and a great view.

Venture a bit farther north, the area is uninhabited and shells and coral washed ashore are easy to find. The northern most tip of Carenero has some of the world's best surf!


Hummingbird feeders right here on Careening Cay brings the flying dancers right to your porch and the Cosmic Crab. Herons, egret, pelicans, eagle, hawks, parrots all can be seen on Carenero.

Birds Island is a must see stop for Bird watchers. A beautiful, small island rising 50 feet out of the water, inhabited only by wildlife including many species of birds.

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Marine Laboratory Bocas del Toro.


Many water sports activities are available. You can choose from a selection of day tours and visit numerous islands in the spectacular Bocas del Toro archipelago.


By far one of the most popular day activities is a day long snorkeling and beach trip by boat, easily organized with independent water taxis in Bocas.

If you're willing to join others to fill a tour boat (8-10 people) average cost is $20/pp.

If you are a group of 4 or more, we can recommend trusted boat captains to take you on a private tour.

Perhaps stop by the Super Gourmet and stock up on delicious deli sandwiches and munchies for a picnic lunch at the beach.

The most popular circuit includes Dolphin Bay (yes, you usually do see dolphins), Coral Cay (exceptionally beautiful reef, lots a fish! Then lunch in one of the restaurants over the water) and then an afternoon sunning, swimming or surfing at Red Frog Beach.

Including Zapatilla, gorgeous! uninhabited island, part of the Bastimentos National Marine Park, will increase your fare to $25/pp.

Day Tours are also available to Boca del Drago, Starfish Beach and Bird Key.


21ft HydraSports, full day up to anglers. Contact: Capt Ray 6901-6130



Day Tour with a licensed, experienced captain, sails around various islands in the archipelago includes snorkeling. Can accommodate up to 20 people, $45/pp and includes lunch. Reservations are recommended during the high season, Bocas Sailing.


Some of the most pristine, unspoiled reefs in the world are found right here in the Bocas archipelago. Beautiful reefs are near to Carenero. While masks and snorkles can be purchased in Bocas Town, if possible, we do recommend you bring your own.


PADI certified Dive Centers, La Buga and Starfleet Scuba are located in Bocas, just a 2 minute boat ride from Careening Cay.


Our favorite site for weather updates and surf reports: Magic Sea Weed

World Class surfing around Bocas del Toro. The northern tip of Carenero, 20 minute walk from Careening Cay, has an impressive reputation for challenging waves. Check out Paunch Beach, Bluff Beach, Wizard Beach.

Surf boards are available for rent in Bocas at Tropix, Mono Surf School and Escuela Del Mar on Carenero also offers rentals and lessons.


Red Frog, Starfish, Bocas del Drago, and Zapatilla are favorites. For big waves and surf, try Pauch and Bluff Beach.


La Terrazza Hotel has a pool with beautiful view of Carenero and open seas.


Spanish by the Sea and Habla Ya offer private and small group lessons.


Soposo Rainforest Adventures offers 1-5 day tours up the Teribe River and into the mountains. Visit Naso Indian communities, native crafts people, organic medicinal gardens, enjoy white water rafting.

Oreba offer day tours up into the mountains to visit a Cocoa Plantation and Chocolate Making.


The best grocer in Bocas by far for gourmet treats and delicious deli sandwiches. Located across the street from the ferry dock. Cosmic Crab Cafe delicacies are available for take home or provisioning your boat. Just heat and serve! Also available are our Cosmic Crab T Shirts, Coolantro Hot Sauce and Cosmic Crab all natural Bug Off.


Land lots of 1/2 an acre beginning from just $39,900, and entire private islands.(Sold to FloatingDoctors.com), Coral Coast Cristobal offers you an affordable way to be part of the relaxed culture and tropical paradise lifestyle of your dreams. Call Direct 011-507-6609-9623 Mike is on Cristobal

In Bocas 6561-0693 Stephen is on Careno. Visit CoralCoastCristobal.com for More info.