Costa Rica Packing List

Dress in Costa Rica is very casual. Ticos rarely dress up. Packing soft-sided luggage will make traveling much easier. Most hotels have laundry service available for guests. You can store excess luggage in San Jose hotels. Please make photocopies of passports, credit cards, etc, and keep in a separate place from the originals. Also emailing yourself a copy can be helpful if you lose them. Expensive electronics are not recommended because Costa Rica is very humid and damp.

Clothing:

T-shirts
Swimwear
Shorts
Hiking boots or tennis shoes**
Long sleeve shirt – cotton or light synthetics
Socks – bring extras for wet feet
Long pants – cotton or synthetic**
Sun hat
Sweater, jacket, or sweatshirt
Sport-type sandals (similar to Teva, Chaco or Keens) 
Water resistant jacket or poncho (May to November)

**Fast-drying or bring an extra pair.

Gear:

Passport
Traveler’s checks/credit cards
Driver’s license
Backup prescription eye-wear
Binoculars
Sunscreen or sunblock
Lip balm with sun protection
Camera with batteries/charger
Waterproof disposable camera.
Umbrella (May to November)
Day pack or backpack
Ziploc bags in assorted sizes
Water bottle
Toiletries
Electronic chargers

Travel Health Kit:

Band-Aids
Cortisone
Imodium AD
Antibacterial ointment
Insect repellent with DEET
Prescription medication

YOU DESERVE A VACATION PLANNED BY EXPERTS.

PLAN YOUR TRIP