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:

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!



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.


Built to last


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.



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


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.

Il n’y a pas de distributeur de billets à Drake Bay, pensez donc à emmener avec vous suffisamment de liquide pour votre séjour. Le dernier distributeur se situe à Palmar Norte. Les Dollars US et les Colones sont acceptées partout.


Nous vous recommandons de prendre une paire de sandales ou de claquettes ainsi qu’une paire de chaussures fermées. De grosses chaussures de randonnées ne sont pas indispensables et nous avons des bottes disponibles à la location.
Carte SIM Kolbi and Application Hors Ligne

Nous n’avons pas de Wifi à la Jungla del Jaguar, mais si vous acheter une carte SIM Kolbi (1000 Colones) avant votre arrivée, il y a une petite zone de couverture réseau au bar. Nous vous recommandons aussi de télécharger les applications qui fonctionnent hors ligne comme Tide Predictor, et Google Translate.


Merci de prendre en compte le fait que vous devez activer votre carte SIM avant votre arrivée à l’auberge. Aussi, sachez que les iPhones venant des US sont souvent bloqués et ne peuvent pas être utilisés avec un opérateur du Costa Rica.

Lampe frontale et / ou lampe de poche

N'oubliez pas d'apporter votre lumière pour les randonnées nocturnes, les aventures au coucher du soleil et les promenades nocturnes du bâtiment principal à votre chambre.


Nous recommandons fortement les bagages de style sac à dos. Les valises à roues sont très difficiles à manœuvrer sur les routes en terre et les bateaux sont tous des débarquements mouillés. Vous devez également apporter des sacs étanches ou des sacs ziplock pour vos appareils électroniques afin de lutter contre l'humidité.


Il n'y a pas de paludisme dans la baie de Drake et dans la région de Corcovado, mais il existe de la dengue et d'autres maladies transmises par les moustiques. Nous vous recommandons d'apporter un insectifuge naturel tel que la citronnelle ou l'eucalyptus au citron, car les insectifuges contenant du DEET sont nocifs pour la santé.

Matériel de pêche, surf et tuba

Il est possible de louer du matériel de plongée et des kayaks au lodge. Vous pouvez louer des planches de surf, mais sachez que le break de surf le plus proche nécessite une expérience sérieuse! Nous pouvons fournir du matériel de pêche pour les excursions, mais veuillez apporter vos propres cannes ou moulinets si vous souhaitez pêcher de manière autonome.

Caméra et électronique

Les appareils photo étanches sont fortement recommandés. Les autres types d'appareils photo doivent toujours être placés dans un sac sec ou un sac ziplock avec des sachets de gel de silice. Vous devriez également avoir des sacs étanches pour tous les autres appareils électroniques. Non seulement il peut pleuvoir du jour au lendemain, mais le niveau d'humidité général fera frire votre iPhone en un rien de temps.

Adaptateurs De Puissance

Le Costa Rica utilise des prises de courant américaines à deux et trois volets. Les batteries USB sont également extrêmement pratiques en cas de coupure de courant.

Traducteur espagnol / Guide de conversation

À part les guides touristiques, très peu d'habitants de la région de Drake Bay parlent anglais.

Protection contre la pluie

Les ponchos ou les vestes de pluie sont fortement recommandés, peu importe la période de l'année.

1 km North of the San Pedrillo Park Station

Corcovado, Drake Bay, Costa Rica|

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