If you come to Costa Rica, remember that it is possible to visit the rainforest, which is hot and humid at all times of the year and sometimes more humid than at other periods of the year. So, for your next adventure in Costa Rica, what should you bring?
Staying casual is the general rule unless you go to metropolitan places like San Jose, but in general Costa Rica is a very casual country. You can bring comfortable shoes, shorts, T-shirts and sandals, clothing that will help in almost all cases. You can also bring a buttons shirt for dinner. You can also bring light clothing, which is best if you are carrying your luggage. And must bring a bathing suit!
In the rainy season in Costa Rica, from May to November, it can rain at any time in most areas, it is a good idea to bring a poncho or a raincoat, no matter the time of year.
The sunscreen is a must for any part of the country; we recommend you buy it from your country of Providence.
Mosquitoes may seem endless unless insect repellent is used and there are much more during the rainy season. The Central and Southern Pacific, the Osa Peninsula and the Caribbean Coast (Cahuita, Tortuguero, and Puerto Viejo de Talamanca) are probably the ones with the most mosquitoes. You can bring long pants, which can be useful if you are going to walk.
Sunglasses and hat
Are you planning to go to the beach? Well, make sure you’re protected from the sun with good glasses and a hat that gives you a good shade.
The waterfalls and rocks can appear slippery; this happens even more when you do activities in the river, such as rafting. So, it is better to bring some shoes that are ready for the task.
A dry bag is excellent if you are planning to participate in water adventures such as rafting or kayaking, also on whale watching or snorkeling tours. They are also useful for looking after your electronic gadgets like your camera and laptop.
Also, when you pack, you can put your clothes in Ziploc bags, having the safeguard of your clothes, possible downpours and help protect your electronic devices.
While Costa Rica is a safe country, like anywhere else in the world, petty crimes occur. Money belts and passport protectors are always a good idea.
Portable Medical Kit
Every time you travel in a foreign country, it is a good idea to have a small portable medical kit with basic first aid supplies for minor injuries such as cuts, scrapes or stings. It is better to have one with a waterproof case. You could also add some things like Tylenol, tweezers and nail clippers.
In remote destinations, at night, you’ll want a flashlight or headlight. The lighting is less used in the rainforest and the jungle, the moon does not shine through the flora.
If you bring camera equipment, make sure you have a bag, so your computer is protected. If you are bringing a GoPro or something, grab a waterproof camera, and camera strap is floating so you do not have to worry about your gadgets.