Some time ago I was able to photograph the new Restaurante la Fragata, awarded with “Best Leisure of Central and South America Property Awards”, designed by Sara Battelli & Partners, a swiss architect based in the Republic of Panama.
When the former Restaurante La Fragata (a historical restaurant in Obarrio, Panama City) was sold to a new owner, she was commissioned the challenging redesign of both the exterior and interior, giving a whole new atmosphere and unique character to it.
The concept for this project is the boat (the “frigate”), and each detail, inside and outside the place, recalls this atmosphere, giving to the gourmet experience a new addition: the feeling of being inside a cozy boat while having a sophisticated meal.
This is one of my favorite hidden treasures of Panama. Not only because of the fresh weather, the surrounding mountains or the quiet environment, but also because of the architecture of this simple, elegant hotel that takes you to another dimension.
I would’ve stayed overnight, but I was already staying somewhere else. Yet I did have a delicious dinner and also a nice relaxing afternoon tea, with one of the best cheesecakes I had in my life and a good book to read.
I definitively recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing place to stay in Boquete.