I have decided that the next Spanish-speaking country I should visit is Panama. For one thing, I've never set foot on an isthmus -- that I can recall.
For another thing, we have a long-time friend who now lives back home in his native Panama. Nothing like an experienced local to show you the ropes.
Panama City is low-lying which makes for humid conditions. But I understand the interior of the country is cooler due to its higher elevation.
Come January -- when the snow and wind pummel my humble home -- you may find me dipping my toes in the canal. That's the one in Panama, not the one that goes from Albany to Buffalo!
Happy travels, Joyce