Isla Carenero, Carenero, Bocas del Toro, Panama
"Farro Colibri “Light house and Hummingbird” is as delightful as the pictures suggest. The rooms are small, but comfortable and each has porch looking out over a small swimming area. Thousands of tiny fish swim below enjoying the shade offered by the docks and casitas. Grab something from the local market, mix a drink and chill out in your porch that faces away from the bustling town across the small channel and out to beautiful green islands to the East Luz and the rest of staff are warm and helpful. Breakfast is simple and delicious. You can stand at the end of the hotel dock and in no time flag a water taxi to take you over to Bocas town for $1-$2. The Island is small, but quaint, with just enough places to dine with in a 5 minute walk to cover a 3 night stay. Downside would be the water taxis that zip by the place all day and the Wed, Fri and Sat night party music, but that’s also the case in Bocas town. The room TV is tiny, but if you’re here to watch TV..... Well, I am not here to judge. This is also a great launching site for any of the tours to the more secluded islands 🌴, which from surf to nature are a must. Faro Colibri is a great value. "
"This is a perfect spot for you if you want to be close to town, but want a spectacular water view and a place that is little more quiet than in town. We absolutely loved waking up in the little yellow house listening to the ocean and seeing it out of every window. Yes, you can hear water taxis and sometimes music at a nearby hotel but it is much quieter than town. Because of the location, water taxis are super easy to get. The breakfast view is spectacular, food is delicious and the staff is so sweet. The rooms are also clean and charming. Make sure to visit Bibi's and watch the sting rays next to the dock, if you stay here."
"The best part of this place are the two ladies looking after the guests, including making a great breakfast. We stayed at a cabin over the water for one night, which we found too noisy due to all the water taxis whizzing by, and two nights in Kevin Condo, which was great. We had our dinners at Bibi's, where the food is amazing. Only walked to the store once, flooded and filthy in that direction. This is a good place to relax or go surfing, not much else to do."