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Marina Carenero
Bocas del Toro, Caribbean, Panama, Central America
Phone: (011) (507) 757-9242      –     
Latitude 9º20.64′ N Longitude 82º14.11′    

Sketch of the port

Aerial view of Cayo Carenero

Cayo Carenero is a key with walking trails and no roads or cars. It is a wooded key in the Caribbean Sea located a few hundred meters east of Isla Colon in the Bocas del Toro archipelago.

All the necessary services for your comfort.

Electricity meters, very clean bathrooms and showers, pressurized drinking water, dining room, common kitchen, monthly washing of decks and freeboards.

What our visitors say about us …

They are cruisers who have taken a dream and made it reality, and we really appreciate all their help. Mary gave us photos of the boat when we were lonesome for Cetacea, and her staff did the periodic maintenance and cleaning that is required in the tropics. We had absolutely no problems with electrolysis, as some cruisers worry about when leaving a boat in the water for a long period of time. We even were able to look on the Google earth satellite photos and make out our boat at the dock! They provide a great service, and allowed us to take the time we needed to get some more money together to keep on cruising. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. We were on an extremely tight timeframe when returning, with flying into panama from New Zealand, getting the boat ready, bringing the boat to the canal, and taking flights home to the US for our wedding, and the help given to us by Mary before we got there with vendors etc. was invaluable. A+++ for all their help when we needed it most.
Brian & Clare Wiawera
A cute and cozy marina that has the amenities that a cruiser wants — a work area, a kitchen with a barbeque, a TV room and an extensive book swap and DVD library. The bathrooms are large, clean and cool. An extensive herb garden is maintained for the cruisers culinary enjoyment! Security is good. You have an owner who takes pride (and rightly so) in her marina.
Karen and Cheryl
S/V Interlude IX
Marina Carenero is a safe, secure marina to leave your boat for any length of time. We were gone for 3 months and our boat looked great inside and out when we returned. Mary’s maintenance package is well worth it. We were first here in 1999 and again in 2009 and her work ethic and integrity remains the same.
Rich and Lynda Potempa
S/V Wild Goose II
We really enjoyed our stay with you in your marina. All services have been excellent and we appreciated also your personal support and help for every problem that happened. If one day we would heading again north in the Bocas area, we definitely would chose again Marina Carenero to stay and to leave our boat knowing that Kjaloha is in excellent hands. You take care of everything from very clean bathrooms and laundry until perfect wooden docks.
Jurg and Catherine
S/V Kjaloha
Mary, thanks for everything. Your staff was very helpful in our arrival and departure, and your Restroom/Shower facilities are the biggest, nicest, and cleanest that I have seen outside of the U.S. Thanks again, hope to see you soon. Ray Malphurs Major, U.S. Army Special Forces (ret)
Ray Malphurs
S/V Sweet Milissa

Beautiful places in Bocas del Toro.

View from one of the docks of Isla Colon towards Cayo Carenero. Cayo Carenero is a key with walking trails and no roads or cars. It is a wooded key in the Caribbean Sea located a few hundred meters east of Isla Colon in the Bocas del Toro archipelago.   
Where every day you will have access to Taxi Marítimas to transfer you from Cayo Carenero to Isla Colón or any other island of this beautiful archipelago.

Starfish Beach is a beautiful beach with crystal clear and calm waters
where you can enjoy relaxing days.
It is located in the northwest end of Colon Island. You can get there
by bus, boat or taxi. It is really a natural paradise.

Zapatilla Cays are a group of two uninhabited islands, surrounded by coral reefs, located east of Bastimentos Island in the Bocas del Toro 
Archipelago. North Zapatilla Cay is 14 hectares in size while South  Zapatilla Cay is comparatively larger at 34 hectares. Both islands are located within the limits of the Bastimentos Island National Marine  Park.

Bocas del Drago is a beautiful beach located on the northwest side of Isla Colon. This beach will be a perfect place to relax for a whole day.

Colon Island is the main island of the Bocas del Toro archipelago located northwest of Panama in the Caribbean Sea with an area of 61 km². It is the largest island in the province of Bocas del Toro and the fourth largest in the country. You will feel at home with its friendly people, delicious Caribbean food, and good customs.