Isla Carenero

Isla Carenero information

Bocas Del Toro , Panama
E of Isla Colón
Getting there
Boat: hire boatman from by Bocas Marine & Tours
boatride around US$1.00
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In recent years, the small, sparsely populated island of Isla Carenero has become popular with business folk hoping to lure tourists off Isla Colón and into their own establishments. The island takes its name from 'careening', which in nautical talk means to lean a ship on one side for cleaning or repairing.

It was in Careening Cay in October 1502 that ships under the command of Christopher Columbus were careened and cleaned while the admiral recovered from a bellyache.