Costa Rica Packing List

Packing for a trip to Costa Rica might seem like a challenge. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a super detailed packing list so you know exactly what to bring. 

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In this free PDF download, we’ve provided packing check lists for everything from clothing and toiletries (for both women and men!) to what shoes to pack and extra medicines you may want to have on-hand just in case.

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Check out our other Costa Rica content…

We have lots more resources on travel in Costa Rica and destinations throughout the country. Check out our Ultimate Costa Rica Travel Guide for all the answers you’re looking for, or read some of our favorite articles below.

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica: Ultimate Guide + Things to Do

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is one of Costa Rica’s most famous towns on the Caribbean side. We put together this ultimate guide to Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, including when to go, where to stay, things to do, and essential tips.

Santa Teresa Costa Rica: Ultimate Guide + Things to Do

If you’re looking for great surf, gorgeous sunsets, good food and laid back vibes, look no further than Santa Teresa. With Montezuma a short drive away, these two towns are a backpacker’s dream. There are plenty of things to do in Santa Teresa and Montezuma and we have a list...

15 Fun Things To Do in La Fortuna & Arenal, Costa Rica

As the adventure capital of Costa Rica, there are so many things to do in La Fortuna to get your heart pumping. We’ve covered all the highlights of the Arenal region in this detailed travel guide. Plus everything you need to know before you plan a trip!

31 Adventurous Things to Do in Costa Rica

With postcard worthy beaches, lush jungles, ample wildlife and dreamy waterfalls, it’s no surprise that Costa Rica is the most popular vacation spot in Central America. We’ve put together an ultimate bucket list of the top things to do in Costa Rica — from the must-see places to off the...

Best Time to Visit Costa Rica: When to Go & When to Avoid!

Despite its small size, this beautiful country packs a tremendous punch, with lush jungles, mountains, and two coastlines. The weather varies significantly depending on the season and region, so to help you plan your trip, we put together this guide on the best time to visit Costa Rica.

Rio Celeste Waterfall, Costa Rica: ULTIMATE Guide

Rio Celeste Waterfall is one of the most anticipated destinations on any adventure around Costa Rica. Discover exactly how to visit this mythical gem nestled in lush, volcanic landscapes using this detailed guide.

Renting a Car in Costa Rica: ESSENTIAL Tips & Warnings

Renting a car is the best way to visit Costa Rica. You can get off the beaten path and have the freedom to do what you want. Surprisingly, driving in Costa Rica is easy and the rental car prices are cheap. We’re sharing everything you need to know about renting...

8 Amazing Things to Do in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

The Osa Peninsula is the perfect location to get off the beaten path in Costa Rica. There are so many things to do in Corcovado National Park including hiking, spotting wildlife and seeing the sky lit up with stars. Our friend, Ligia, shares her experience traveling to Corcovado and shows...

Bribri Indigenous Village & Chocolate Tour in Costa Rica

If you’re looking to dig a little deeper into the culture in Costa Rica, take a break from the adventure sports and beaches for a day and venture to an indigenous village not far from Puerto Viejo. Learning about the Bribri people, speaking with a shaman and supporting their livelihood...

Rancho Mastatal Sustainable Eco Lodge in Costa Rica

Tucked away in the mountains of central Costa Rica, Rancho Mastatal is a sustainable education center and lodge. Whether you want to explore a hidden waterfall, unplug in an hammock or learn about permaculture and natural building, this off-the-beaten path destination has so much to offer.

Oxygen Jungle Villas: Luxury & Romance in Costa Rica

Whether you’re looking for the perfect stay on your honeymoon, or a special experience during your trip to Costa Rica, Oxygen Jungle Villas is the perfect combination of romance, luxury and comfort all in a beautiful natural setting.

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