We are starting to plan our one week winter get-a-way trip for February 2010. This is a group of friends that love the beach and prefer to stay (lodging) on the beach. We tend to be beach bums for a week. We also look for places that offer us several “local” dining options, preferably within walking distance. We are not into the large resorts or all inclusives. Some beach bars offering afternoon happy hour is a plus, along with some nightlife (local music appreciated). Don’t need the total all out party scene however, based on our age. We are laid back and far from high maintenance travelers, so we like to mingle with the locals. Our group size will range from 10 to 16 people. We look for moderate ($$) lodging options – clean and safe are the main objectives, since we spend minimal time in our rooms. Do you have any recommendations in Panama?