If your New Year's resolution included addressing budgetary shortfalls, choose a warm winter holiday that will recharge your batteries without emptying your wallet.
Eco Venao in Playa Venao, Panama is an eco-friendly hostel that offers surfing, trekking, horseback riding and other outdoorsy activities to get you back in touch with nature. The wide range of accommodations means you could opt for bare bones hostel rooms ($6/ night) or spacious beachfront cabanas ($60/ night).
If you go, don't skimp on hair care. Pack your toiletry bag with rejuvenating ojon oil T'zikal products and give a whole new meaning to beach hair.