You’ve not tasted coffee unless you’ve tasted coffee from Panama, and while that may seem like a bold statement, popular coffee brands such as Duran and Café Ruiz live more than live up to their reputation. Panama isn’t just a country for coffee drinkers though, it’s a surfer’s paradise, with Pacific and Caribbean hotspots drawing in the surf enthusiasts. Away from the waves, Panama is known for putting its own twist on food and drink recipes, some of which you can’t afford to miss. Sold by street vendors and especially popular during dry season, the Raspao, a local version of shaved ice, is a delicious treat in the heat.Food and drink aside, Panama is an intriguing mix of rainforest, beaches, and modernised cities. For old charm, hunt out the Spanish colonial buildings in Panama City. Casco Viejo, the UNESCO registered historic district, gives hints of Panama’s heritage and culture.