Getting ready to make your trip to Costa Rica?! Depending on your packing style, you might be looking into this well in advance or the night before (or somewhere in the middle). Regardless, we’ve put this list together in an effort to minimize any stress that might be associated with the more logistical side of your retreat preparations!
Here are some items we recommend bringing:
- • Swimmers / swim-suit / swim-trunks (depending on where you hail from)
- • Bug spray – Deet if they really bother you, or something natural if you don’t mind a bite here or there
- • Sunscreen – an abundance of it, regardless of the time of year you’re coming! The sun is so much more powerful here than other places in the world that are not equatorial
- • Binoculars are a nice touch to your jungle viewing/searching experience, if you have them
- • Hiking shoes and flip-flops / thongs / sandals / jandles, so that you’re prepared for hikes as well as beach trips – water shoes are actually a wonderful idea if you have them. All platforms at the centre are actually shoe-free zones and so the flip-flops are easy and quick to put on and take off frequently
- • Flashlight / torch / headlamp – with the sun setting at 5:30pm basically every day of the year, we need to be prepared for some walking around in the dark, or we can bring the above and illuminate our path!
- • A light long-sleeve – because even though we are generally really nice and warm during the day, sometimes the night can get a little cooler, and it’s sometimes nice to have the long-sleeve then
- • Yoga mat (only if you want to carry it) – we do have mats at the centre, but you may prefer to travel with your own. It’s totally up to you.
A note on towels – we will provide you with a shower towel for your stay with us. If you would like to take a towel to the beach, we do ask that you bring your own beach towel so that all our towels can remain on site at the centre and sand-free.
Also, a little note on the volume of packing – especially if you’re flying down on an Aerobell flight, make sure you’re conscious of the weight restrictions on that flight. Try to avoid overpacking, and remember we can always wash things while you’re here!
- • Cash – we’d recommend about $150-$200 USD per week for personal expenses. We’ve got you covered for everything at the centre, but there might be a few things you find in your free time that you’d like to do/purchase.
- • Travel Insurance – it’s unlikely that you’ll have to claim anything, but it gives us all peace of mind knowing that you have it.
- • Re-useable water bottle – makes it easier to stay hydrated!
Please send us an email if you have any questions about your packing and planning for your trip!