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Costa Rica Packing List

This is a tough trip to pack for because we have a maximum 40lb luggage allowance as we are taking internal flights.  It’s therefore definitely a case of less is more. The essentials include:
  1. A Rashie – really useful for keeping the sun off your arms/shoulders when you are swimming and for water rafting.  They are lightweight and crease free too.
  2. Leggings for white water rafting
  3. Reefies
  4. Hiking gear – trainers/sandals, shorts, convertible trousers. Fortunately, it looks as though wellies are provided where we are staying, otherwise, we would have to fit these in too somehow!
  5. Lightweight waterproof
  6. Camera – although I am giving the iPhone 11 a good test on this trip to see how it compares to my DSLR.  I love my camera, but it it is heavy and bulky.  The ‘phones are so advanced these days, it is a tough call.
  7. Insect repellant – I never leave for a trip without that!
  8. Binoculars – also bulky – but worth taking on this trip as the wildlife (particularly birds) is so abundant.
  9. Beach cover up
  10. Adaptors for Costa Rica
  11. A new purchase – a waterproof pouch the fits inside my very useful little packable rucksack.  This is always an indispensable item, but it needed a waterproof pouch to protect my phone/purse when rafting/kayaking.
  12. A torch.  It looks like there are going to be some great opportunities for early morning and evening hikes in the forest – but you may miss seeing everything without a torch.  It is something I always take with me anyway – I have been grateful for it so many times o long dark walks back to our accommodation after dinner.
  13. Last – but most definitely not least – my notebook, of course.

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