In Panama, you could spend an entire week dedicated to exploring the country's coffee scene (and you should).
You could do nothing but surf Playa Venao. You'll spot quetzals and sperm whales and over 2,600 species of orchids. Your senses will be feasting.
Thanks to its easy-to-reach location -- just south of Costa Rica -- and its usage of the US dollar, making a getaway here is a no-brainer for Americans. Between UNESCO sites, endless cups of the world's best java, mountains and monkeys, beaches and shores, you've got a few decisions to make. Start by researching below.