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This island is the closest to Bocas Town, and a perfect place to get away a little if you want to spend a quiet day and away from the hustle and bustle of the town.
As early as 1502, Christopher Columbus and all his followers chose the island to take a break and meanwhile they repair parts of their ship that had been damaged during the long voyage across the Atlantic. In naval engineering, to the place sheltered of the strong wind and the sea, is denominated Carenero, from there the name that these sailors gave to the island.
In just one minute by boat from any of the Bocas docks, and for just $1 you will be enjoying this historic island and its magnificent beaches. Surrounded by different establishments where you can enjoy exotic cocktails on the sea, or a fantastic banquet on any terrace (some of the best seafood restaurants are on this island), you will spend an unforgettable day.
The island is perfect for spending a quiet beach day, but you can also explore and walk its entire coast, which without being very extensive, is a very nice walk. To make the complete round to the island takes no more than 1h and 30min, and you will see all the fantastic beaches you have, cross plains full of palm trees and coconuts, and enjoy spectacular views from “La Punta”.
If you are also a surf lover, this island has much to offer. Some of the best spots in the entire archipelago can be found here. Also, because of its proximity to the town of Bocas, accessibility to any of these points is very good. Both “Black Rock” and “La Punta” are breaks that are deep in the sea, so any boat will leave you at the same point where you are going to surf and then pick you up. You can also find some surf schools on this island, as there is no better place in the archipelago for beginners who want to spend a fun day on the waves.
Finally, remember that you always have to be careful, when you are on the beaches do not leave your things alone, and do not forget to respect the environment, taking back everything that came with you. So, take care and respect! This small island has a great treasure to offer to all who visit it.
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