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COMPLETE COSTA RICA PACKING LIST

The Osa Peninsula is the most wild and untouched region of Costa Rica. We know that packing for a trip to the most remote coastal jungle of the country can be hard, especially if you are packing for your family. At the Jaguar's Jungle we are familiar with many products that make life here easier and can make your trip easier as well. Which is why we have compiled this packing list with links to the products we use for your convenience!

These items will prepare you to hop right into the adventure:

Footwear
We recommend bringing sandals or flip flops and some comfortable covered-in shoes. Heavy hiking boots are not necessary and we do have rubber boots available for rent.
These are the flip flops we use at Jungla. They never break and they are thick enough to comfortably walk on any terrain. If everyone wore these shoes we would have less broken flip flips washing up on our beaches!

Mens

Womens

Headlamp and/or Flashlight
Remember to bring your light for night hikes, sunset adventures and walking from the main building to your room at night. We recommend these flashlights for wildlife spotting. The are high lumen and rechargeable.

Budget

Built to last

Luggage

We strongly recommend backpack-style luggage. Suitcases with wheels are very difficult to maneuver on dirt roads and boats are all wet landings. You should also bring dry bags or ziplock bags for any electronics, to combat the humidity and ocean water on boat tours. Here are a few recommendations for dry bags based on the activities you are planning and your budget:

Budget day pack for hiking, kayaking, and boat trips

Better day pack for hiking, kayaking, and boat trips

So dry you can swim with it

Water tight luggage

The best of the best

Insect Repellent

There is no Malaria in the Drake Bay and Corcovado area, but Dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases do exist in the populated areas of Costa Rica. We recommend bringing a natural insect repellent such as Citronella or Lemon Eucalyptus, as repellents containing DEET are harmful to your health and the health of our environment.

For the best natural protection, our guides recommend mixing this fractionated coconut oil with these essential oils and putting them into these sun blocking glass spray bottles for travel. This combination provides the best protection against sand fleas and mosquito while also protecting you from infections with its antibacterial properties.

Sun Protection
Even on cloudy days, you can get very badly burnt in the tropics especially if participating in snorkeling, diving or whale and dolphin tours. Sunscreen is very expensive in Costa Rica, so bring plenty of 50+ with you. You should also bring a hat, sunglasses and lightweight clothing that covers your skin. We also prefer that our guests use reef safe sunblock to protect our ocean oasis.

Body

Face

Water Bottle or Camelbak

No matter what activity, it is essential to remain hydrated and you should drink a minimum of 1 liter of water per day to counteract the tropical heat. All water on the Jungla del Jaguar property is UV sterilized, so you may fill up from any of the taps or showers.

Light weight

Keep it cold

First Aid Kit

Pharmaceutical items can be very expensive and difficult to find in the area. You should consider bringing bandaids, antiseptic cream, alcohol swabs, tweezers, after sun cream, diarrhea and constipation remedies and seasickness tablets. You should also bring plenty of your prescription medications including birth control.

If you only have one thing in your med kit, it should be neosporin. Its not available in Costa Rica.

Sea Sickness can ruin your Cano Island trip. Be prepared!

Camera and Electronics
Waterproof cameras are highly recommended. Other types of cameras should always be placed in a dry bag or ziplock bag with silica gel pouches. You should have dry bags for all other electronics as well. Not only can it rain at the drop of a hat, but the general humidity level will fry your iPhone in no time.

We use a Gopro to get our awesome shots and a dome to get those half above half below water images

Food

We have family-style meals available, but we also have a guest kitchen. Since the closest store is almost a 2 hour hike, please bring plenty of supplies if you are planning to cook for yourself.

Fishing and Snorkel Gear

It is possible to rent snorkel gear and kayaks at the lodge. We can provide fishing gear for tours, but please bring your own rods or reels if you would like to fish independently. 

If you would like to bring your own snorkeling gear, we recommend this mask and snorkel set, these fins, and neoprene booties to prevent blisters and make your fins more comfortable.

If you would like to take snorkeling to the next level and try freediving (breath hold diving) you will need a set of longer fins, a weight belt, and dive weights. This is a good combo for beginners. We generally wear 4lbs of weight when we are not wearing wet suits.  We do not have freedive gear to rent out.

This mask and snorkel is better quality for freediving. 

The best lures for casting a line off the shore or off the kayaks

We recommend using equipment tested for at least 40lbs

Power Adapters

Costa Rica uses two and three pronged US electrical outlets. USB battery packs are also extremely handy in case of power cuts.

Charge your devices anywhere with solar power!

Rain Protection
Ponchos or rain jackets are highly recommended if you are planning to travel in Costa Rica July-December. They must be lightweight and breathable like Marmot jackets.

Beach Towels

Hiking Socks

If you plan on using your own hiking boots

If you plan on using our rubber boots

Recommended Reading

Reading Tropical Nature at Jungla del Jaguar is like being in an episode of Planet Earth! This book describes some of the incredible animals and natural phenomena that happen right in our forest, and being there to see it while you read it is a wonderful experience. We cannot recommend this book enough, especially if you plan on exploring Corcovado or our private forest.

Efectivo

No hay cajero automático en Drake Bay, así que traiga suficiente dinero para su estadía. El último cajero automático se encuentra en Palmar Norte. Dólares estadounidenses y colones son aceptados en todas partes.​

Calzado

Recomendamos llevar sandalias o chanclas y zapatos cómodos cubiertos. No son necesarias botas pesadas para caminar y tenemos botas de goma disponibles para alquilar.

Kolbi Phone Chip y aplicaciones sin conexión

No tenemos wifi en Jungla del Jaguar, pero si compras un chip de teléfono kolbi (1000 colones) antes de llegar, hay servicio de celular en una pequeña área del bar. También recomendamos descargar aplicaciones útiles que funcionan sin conexión, como Tide Predictor, Maps.me y Google Translate.

Tenga en cuenta que debe tener su chip activado antes de su llegada al albergue. Además, tenga en cuenta que los iPhones de los EE. UU. A menudo están bloqueados y no se pueden usar con un proveedor de servicios de Costa Rica.

Linterna

Recuerde traer su luz para caminatas nocturnas, aventuras al atardecer y caminar desde el edificio principal a su habitación por la noche.


​Equipaje

Recomendamos encarecidamente equipaje tipo mochila. Las maletas con ruedas son muy difíciles de maniobrar en caminos de tierra y los barcos son todos los aterrizajes húmedos. También debe traer bolsas secas o bolsas con cierre de cremallera para cualquier electrónica, para combatir la humedad.

Repelente de insectos

No hay malaria en la zona de Drake Bay y Corcovado, pero existen el dengue y otras enfermedades transmitidas por mosquitos. Recomendamos traer un repelente natural de insectos como Citronella o Eucalyptus de Limón, ya que los repelentes que contienen DEET son perjudiciales para su salud.

Proteccion solar

Incluso en días nublados, puede quemarse gravemente en los trópicos, especialmente si participa en excursiones de snorkel, buceo o de ballenas y delfines. El protector solar es muy costoso en Costa Rica, así que traiga un montón de más de 50 con usted. También debe traer un sombrero, gafas de sol y ropa ligera que cubra su piel.


Botella de agua
Independientemente de la actividad, es esencial mantenerse hidratado y debe beber un mínimo de 1 litro de agua por día para contrarrestar el calor tropical. Toda el agua en la propiedad de Jungla del Jaguar está esterilizada con rayos UV, por lo que puede llenarse con cualquiera de los grifos o duchas.

Sin mascotas
Las mascotas no son bienvenidas en Jungla del Jaguar. Estamos rodeados de prístinas selvas tropicales, que albergan innumerables especies animales. Es probable que los perros que no están acostumbrados al medio ambiente ahuyenten a la vida silvestre y / o se lesionen.
 

Botiquín de primeros auxilios

Los artículos farmacéuticos pueden ser muy costosos y difíciles de encontrar en el área. Usted debe considerar traer bandas, crema antiséptica, hisopos con alcohol, pinzas, crema para después del sol, remedios para la diarrea y el estreñimiento y pastillas para el mareo. También debe traer muchos de sus medicamentos recetados, incluido el control de la natalidad.

Equipo de pesca, surf y snorkel

Es posible alquilar equipo de snorkel y kayaks en el albergue. Se pueden alquilar tablas de surf, pero tenga en cuenta que el surf break más cercano requiere una experiencia seria. Podemos proporcionar equipo de pesca para excursiones, pero traiga sus propias cañas o carretes si desea pescar de forma independiente.

 

Camara y electronicas

Las cámaras a prueba de agua son muy recomendables. Otros tipos de cámaras siempre se deben colocar en una bolsa seca o bolsa con cierre de bolsa con bolsas de gel de sílice. También debe tener bolsas secas para todos los demás productos electrónicos. No solo puede llover en un abrir y cerrar de ojos, sino que el nivel de humedad general freirá su iPhone en un instante.

Adaptadores de potencia
Costa Rica usa dos y tres enchufes eléctricos de Estados Unidos. Los paquetes de baterías USB también son extremadamente útiles en caso de cortes de energía.

1 km North of the San Pedrillo Park Station

Corcovado, Drake Bay, Costa Rica|  info@thejaguarsjungle.com

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