Packing Tips

CARRYING

  • Suitcase or Backpack (or opt for the rolling backpack)
  • Day Pack- Small Backpack (that can fit your laptop)
  • Small Wallet or Zip Wristlet (for money and receipts)
  • Money Belt
  • Packing Bags/Cubes

TRAVEL GEAR

  • Small Microfiber Towel (not needed for house)
  • Water Bottle
  • Flashlight¬†& Batteries.
  • Handkerchiefs/Bandana
  • Microfiber Cloth (great for wiping up spills or general tidying)
  • Pocket Knife or Multi-tool (with little scissors)
  • Basic Phrase Book – if you don’t speak spanish (we also have one in the house)
  • Lighter
  • Earplugs
  • Eye Mask

CAMPING GEAR (optional)

  • UV Sterilization Pen (not needed for house)
  • Mosquito Net (jungle only)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Travel Yoga Mat or Sleeping Pad
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Tent (Small lightweight)
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, nuts, beef jerky, raw fruits, muesli, etc.(can be bought in country)

HIKING CLOTHES

  • Trekking Boots /Sneakers
  • Thermals (top and bottom)
  • Hoodie/Fleece
  • Waterproof Shell Jacket
  • Shorts
  • Tank Top or T-shirts
  • Cargo Pants – waterpoof
  • Wool Socks (smart wools are the best)
  • Shoe inserts for heel and arch support (optional)
  • Swim Suit- if you want to take a dip in the stream or hot springs
  • Gloves (can be bought in country)

GENERAL CLOTHES

  • Jeans
  • Button Down or Flannel Shirt
  • Long Maxi Dress or Skirt
  • Sundress
  • Underwear
  • Light Weight Pants
  • Leggings
  • Sweater (can be bought in country)
  • Hat or Cap (we have some extras in the house)
  • Beanie (can be bought in country)
  • Scarf or light Wrap (can be bought in country)

TECH

  • Computer or Tablet & Charger
  • Iphone & Charger
  • Voltage Adapter (optional – voltage here is 220, home is 110)
  • Extra Batteries
  • Camera, film or extra cards & batteries.
  • Earphones

 

IMPORTANT ITEMS

  • Passport
  • Notebook
  • Copies of your Passport
  • Pens and Sharpees
  • Backup Credit/Debit Card
  • Lanyard (for Keys)

TOILETRIES

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Washcloth (fast-drying and exfoliating)
  • Nail clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Duct Tape
  • Needle &¬†Thread
  • Safety Pins
  • Hair Pins or Ties
  • Comb or Brush
  • Wet Naps
  • Deodorant
  • Razor
  • Chapstick
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito Repellant
  • Vitamins