Packing list suggestions

Where to begin

Where do you start when packing? This guide will give you the basics on important items, prohibited items, clothing, personal gear and surf gear. With these basics in place, consider where you are going and how much is actually required.


Important stuff

  • Passport that does NOT EXPIRE any sooner than 6 months after your travel date!
  • Driver’s License (if you plant to rent a car or motorbike during your trip, this is essential).
  • $20 USD broken down for travel process (MAKE SURE MONEY ISN’T TORN).
  • Any additional spending money for souvenirs.
  • Any medications or supplements you take.

Prohibited items

  • Food like fruits, meats, seeds, grains, animal products. Most tropical countries do not allow these items.
  • Slingshots or other weapons.
  • Recreational drugs are not recommended and are illegal in many countries.

Clothes and shoes

  • Comfortable yoga/active clothes.
  • Shorts.
  • Tank tops/T-shirts.
  • Sundresses.
  • Swimsuits/Boardshorts.
  • Sarong or beach cover up.
  • Flip flops.
  • Tennis shoes/water shoes like “Chacos” for the waterfall hike.
  • Long sleeve shirt or jacket, comfy loose pants in case it gets a little chilly (not too often).
  • Rain jacket or poncho (optional).
  • Laundry is available on site for $10/load.

Personal care

  • REEF-SAFE sunscreen with at least 30SPF to protect your skin and the planet. We like this brand *NO CHEMICAL SUNSCREENS*.
  • Mosquito repellent-we like this natural version.
  • Basic first aid kit (we have one too).
  • Body wash + shampoo/conditioner (2 in 1) are supplied at the hotel (a yummy Pina colada scent).
  • Toothbrush + toothpaste.
  • Hair dyers or styling tools.
  • Women: feminine hygiene products; tampons are NOT easily found.
  • Hats and sunglasses.
  • Refillable water bottle (we offer free highly filtered water available 24/7) *NO PLASTIC*.
  • Travel journal/books.

Surf gear