Cosmic Crab Resort

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On the beach, snorkelling, kayaking, rowing
Natural pool
Bungalow, Sea View, Overwater | Terrace/patio
Cabin | Terrace/patio

Overview of Cosmic Crab Resort

Cosmic Crab Resort

2.5 star property
Beachfront hotel in Carenero Island with restaurant, bar/lounge

7.8/10 Good

39 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
Carenero Island Trail, Carenero Island, Bocas del Toro
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Marina
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Waterslide
  • Spa services
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Water slide
  • Free toiletries

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Bocas del Toro (BOC-Bocas del Toro Intl.) - 7 min drive

About this property

Cosmic Crab Resort

Family-friendly hotel by the ocean
A marina, a terrace and an art gallery on site are just a few of the amenities provided at Cosmic Crab Resort. With a beachfront location, beachfront dining and kayaking, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. The on-site seafood restaurant, Cosmic Crab Cafe, features ocean views. Enjoy the 24-hour gym, as well as activities, such as snorkelling, rowing/canoeing and boat tours. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as designer shops on site and a garden.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), wedding services and tour/ticket information
  • Luggage storage, meeting rooms and concierge services
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the dining options, breakfast and helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at Cosmic Crab Resort include comforts, such as air conditioning, as well as
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Showers and free toiletries
  • Balconies or patios, ceiling fans and housekeeping


English, Hebrew, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer to the property via boat and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 3 children (10 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Water slide

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Horse riding/hire
  • Kayaking
  • Boat tours
  • Snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Jet-skiing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Art gallery on site
  • Designer shops on site
  • Spa services
  • Marina
  • Water slide


  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.


Cosmic Crab Cafe – This beachfront seafood restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 3 and USD 12 per person (approximately)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Cosmic Crab Resort Carenero Island
Cosmic Crab Carenero Island
Cosmic Crab Resort Carenero
Cosmic Crab Resort Hotel
Cosmic Crab Resort Carenero Island
Cosmic Crab Resort Hotel Carenero Island

Frequently asked questions

Does Cosmic Crab Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Cosmic Crab Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Cosmic Crab Resort?
As of 30 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Cosmic Crab Resort on 2 Oct 2022 start from £44, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Cosmic Crab Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Cosmic Crab Resort?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Cosmic Crab Resort?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Cosmic Crab Resort.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Cosmic Crab Resort?
You can check in from 3 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Cosmic Crab Resort and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as horse riding, kayaking and rowing. Enjoy amenities such as a water slide, a 24-hour fitness centre and spa services. Cosmic Crab Resort also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Cosmic Crab Resort?
Yes, Cosmic Crab Cafe offers beachfront dining and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Octo (3-min walk), Café del mar (3-min walk) and The Coffee Shop (4-min walk).
Does Cosmic Crab Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Cosmic Crab Resort like?
Cosmic Crab Resort is a short 7-minute drive from Bocas del Toro (BOC-Bocas del Toro Intl.) and 4 minutes' walk from Bolivar Park. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

We stayed on a waterfront cabin. We stayed here for a night and did’t arrive until sundown. Our cabin was quite warm and musty from the dampness and lack of AC until we arrived. The design is carried throughout in the furnishings inside. Waking up to the water views in the morning was magical. Three things I wish were attended to: A plumbing smell which could be combatted with air fresheners. Only give the towels once guests arrive (as they were musty from the warm damp room before arrival). Complimentary bug spray/cream since we got attacked by sandflies and one of us reacted very poorly a day later without knowing. The family that owns the property is lovely and keeps that pot of complimentary coffee nicely filled in the morning (a nice cup to enjoy with the views).
Coryna, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Steve, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very nice property and friendly staff. We enjoyed our stay and enjoyed the wonderful food at the restaurant.
alicia, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

We stayed four days and there was no room service. We had to put the toilet paper in the trash can and it was never emptied. The beds were never changed or made. There is also no sandy beach around the hotel.
Lisa, 4-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Great location
Great location and fantastic staff, really helpful and welcoming but unfortunately rooms were very basic. Felt like a bit of a shed if I’m honest, sorry. Bed was not comfortable. Didn’t feel that private with the very thin curtains that you could see people walk past.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jay, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Patricia, 4-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

jhonatan, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

John, 2-night family trip
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