31 Jan THE MAGIC OF VILLA CAPRICHOSA
Nestled in the green mountains of Taboga Island and surrounded by such spectacular flora and fauna is Villa Caprichosa. This boutique hotel stands out by its strong Italian style shining at the distance like a magical place in the middle of the nature. The creator and owner of Villa Caprichosa, the internationally renowned designer Diane Burn, featured in Architectural Digest and numerous books for her design work in Rome, Porto Ercole, Paris, San Francisco, New York and many other places, came to the island in 2007 on vacation and it was love at first sight. Since then, she has tirelessly worked to build what today is known as Villa Caprichosa.
In this magical place, every detail is taken into consideration and art is reflected in each of its rooms. Good service is a priority and the cordiality of the staff is a value of which Diane is extremely proud. Besides, the place has sprawling grounds spread over three levels offering terraces, lush gardens, a fountain, private seating areas, and a marvelous view of the sea.
The latest addition to Villa Caprichosa is “Café Capri” with stunning views of the ocean and the skyline of Panama City. This enchanted restaurant is well-known by its impeccable details, a romantic atmosphere and lovely design, becoming the ideal place for a dinner under the candlelight. With a fine range of tapas to taste and the best wines on the island, the chef will delight you with an International Gourmet menu.
Café Capri offers to its guests a daily breakfast where they can choose between scrambled eggs with bacon, vegetables, pancake or French toast. Every breakfast comes with coffee, orange juice, a cup of fruit and yogurt, as well as toast and different types of marmalades, to enjoy a complete and tasteful meal.
Besides, Café Capri is also famous for the themed dinner, which is becoming a point of reference among guests and residents. For instance, their specials include an Italian night with fish or chicken sauce over “al dente” spaghetti or an American night with a variety of hamburger sliders. Of course, they also have Panamanian or Cuban dishes sampling the local cuisine; like ceviche, patacones, rice and beans. Every dinner starts with a delicious plate of cheese, followed by the main course with salad and garlic buttered dinner rolls, and ends with a cup of ice cream. You cannot miss the great variety of wines and local beers that Café Capri has to offer.
Diane designed this cozy restaurant, as well as the Villa itself with the purpose of making the entire place a vacation destination, where guests from all over the world can enjoy every second without ever having to leave the property. For more information about Villa Caprichosa and Café Capri you can visit www.villacaprichosa.com or call to +507 6632-1725.