Ultimate Packing List | Costa Rica
The time has come...
You're packing for a Have Fun Do Good Costa Rica trip.
Thoughts like “Errrhhmmmaagahhdd, what do I pack?” or “How many undies is too many undies?” are probably racing through your mind.
Take a deep breath, sit back and read our packing guide.
LUGGAGE + PERSONAL ITEMS
These are the essentials. Don't leave for the airport without em'.
Carry On: Hard Shell or Duffel Bag. You're more than welcome to bring over-sized luggage, but that's a lot of work.
Book-bag/Purse: Check your airline carry-on restrictions before heading to the airport. Most airlines allow a carry on and a personal item. If you bring more than 2 bags, we'll assume you didn't read this article.
Passport: Keep this easily accessible going through the airport and on arrival. We highly recommend making a photocopy before the trip. It never hurts. You'll have the option to lock it up upon arrival.
Wallet: Be sure to notify your bank that you'll be traveling international. Most locations accept credit cards. It's 2017!
Headphones: Your call here, but let's face it, there's always a crying baby on a plane. Or that person who coughs just for the hell of it.
Cell Phone: Interwebs will be available at our villas. Be sure to check with your cell phone provider before the trip to see what your plan covers. We'll have a photographer and videographer on the trip, but it never hurts to upload a quick snap or story to make your friends jealous.
Cell Phone Charger: It's always nice to have a full charge. No "bat" means no bueno.
Water Bottle: Flying dehydrates you. So does beer. Personal water bottles allow for less germs and more hydration.
Pillow: Totally optional. Our accommodations include pillows, but some people like their own.
Tees + Tanks: These will be your go to's.
Swim Suits: Pack 1-2 pairs. We'll be enjoying the water as much as possible. Sky's out, Thighs Out.
Yoga Pants: For the ladies and/or men, you can never go wrong.
Lightweight Pants: It gets toasty in Costa Rica. We love our denim, but you may want to consider a lighter option as well.
Rain/Light Jacket: Sometimes it rains in Costa Rica. Depends on the season, but a stray shower is never out of the realm of possibility.
Shorts: We prefer shorts in hotter temps. Your play here though.
Socks: Bring your favorite pair of socks, we'll have a contest.
Undies: How many pairs of undies should I bring? Only you can answer that.
Shoes: Bring shoes you don't mind getting dirty or wet during volunteer projects or hiking.
Sandals: You're near the beach and they just make life a little easier.
Sunglasses: To block out the haters or something like that.
Towel: Bath towels included. Beach towels; not so much.
Toothbrush: It's good practice.
Toothpaste: I use Tom's HBU.
Comb: For those times you step out of the shower, throw on a robe, look yourself in the mirror and slick that hair back....like a bawse.
Razor: Your play here.
Sun Screen: Don't be that person that gets burnt on the first day.
Bug Spray: Optional
Deodorant: Just do it!
Make Up: Judge free zone.
Medications: [Not Pictured] Bring any personal medications you need.