9. San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
The bright colors of the wooden houses in this seaside town are amazing, but that’s not the half of it. Luckily, there’s even more to the area in natural beauty. Both the surrounding forests and remote beaches are must-visits, and the harbor and boats that anchor outside aren’t too bad either. The selection of restaurants and bars is solid for a town this size; just don’t ask for a Cuba Libre — bartenders will make you an equally good or better Nica Libre with local rum.