Packing List

We encourage you to pack light and stay casual, we are at the beach!

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:

  • Drones, binoculars, any surveillance equipment
  • Slingshots or other weapons
  • Recreational drugs are illegal in Nicaragua

CLOTHES + SHOES

  • comfortable yoga/active clothes
  • shorts
  • tank tops/T-shirts
  • Sundresses
  • Swimsuits/Boardshorts
  • sarong or beach cover up
  • flip flops
  • tennis shoes for the local hike
  • long sleeve shirt or jacket, comfy loose pants in case it gets a little chilly (not too often)
  • rain jacket or poncho (optional)

PERSONAL CARE:

  • REEF-SAFE sunscreen with at least 30SPF to protect your skin and the planet. We like + carry this brand *NO CHEMICAL SUNSCREENS*
  • mosquito repellent-we like this natural version
  • basic first aid kit (we have one too)
  • personal supplies of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, etc. We supply bars of soap, but the rest is at your discretion
  • toothbrush + toothpaste
  • hair dryers + styling tools
  • Women: feminine hygiene products; tampons are NOT easily found
  • hats and sunglasses 
  • refillable water bottle (we offer free high ph Alkaline water available 24/7) *NO PLASTIC*
  • travel journal/books

SURF GEAR:

GIVING BACK

  • If you want to bring anything to support the local community, we suggest school supplies, sports equipment, or used clothing/swimsuits.
  • Additionally, we support the local program that empowers kids to learn about the environment, perform beach cleanups, and educate the local community on the importance of keeping garbage out of the oceans.  Let us know if you would like to make a donation to support the Gigante Trash Brigade when you are here, or donate now to the organization’s leader using this link.