Packing for Costa Rica

How to Pack for your vacations in Costa Rica

That’s it! you’ve bought your ticket to visit Costa Rica and now you’re wondering what to pack, right? Then let me tell you, you’ve come to the right place, here you will find a packing list for Costa Rica with the most essential items you’ll definitely need on your trip.

Whether you’re packing for a few days, weeks or more than a month, it’s the items you’re putting in your bags that will make the difference.

If you’re looking to run wild on adventures, go cliff jumping, snorkeling and waterfall rappeling I’ve got you covered! this is the Ultimate Costa Rica Packing list to prepare you for your adventures throughout Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Packing List

1. rainproof BACKPACK

If you’re a adventure lover and are heading out for some multiple hikes and rainforest activities, it pays to have something supportive, spacious and comfortable.

This Backpack is perfect for your travel to Costa Rica because it has a water-repellent exterior coating and integrated water-resistant rainfly cover.


 A few hours on Google Maps is a sure way to drain your phone battery, that’s why getting a power bank is an essential item in our Costa Rica Packing List.

This gadget is super reliable and gives 3-4 cycles of phone charge or camera battery charge. It guarantees you’ll always have the battery charged on your phone, plus it has another USB point for other electronics like your GoPro.

Do your part by reducing single-use plastics in Costa Rica, switching out buying bottled water for a refillable and reusable bottle is one of the simplest and most effective changes you can make to do your bit for the planet.

Made of 100% food-grade materials; free of BPA, BPS, PVC, phthalates, lead, latex, and other harmful leaching chemicals.

 Finding somewhere cheap and cheerful to do laundry when traveling to Costa Rica can often be quite a challenge, this convenient, pocket-sized travel companion allows you to travel lighter and helps you save money, time and water.

All you have to do is put your clothes in the bag, add water and detergent, and start rubbing. You’ll have clean clothes in no time

Whether you’re surfing or tip-toeing behind the enormous waterfalls of Costa Rica, it’s a wise investment to get yourself a waterproof phone cover.

Water-related adventures can be found all around Costa Rica and so can a lot of sharp, slippery surfaces too. A great pair of water shoes will keep your feet from getting cut up on coral or any other unforgiving surface you might stumble upon.

Whether you’re going on a day of Kayaking, Rafting, Boating, Hiking, waterfall rappelling  or Fishing this Dry Bag Backpack is one of the most reliable and durable companions to have by your side while on your Costa Rica vacations, it will keep all your gear dry and safe.

No matter where you’re going in Costa Rica, there’s always the possibility of rain.

The North Face Rain Jacket will keep the rain off your skin but also allow for breathability while adventuring costarica’s rainforest.

If you don’t have the right adapter you will be bothered. So, do yourself a favor and get an adapter that works worldwide.

Travel light! don’t pack a lot of clothes just the necessary, this quick dry clothes are the best you can get for a trip to the humid and tropical Costa Rica.


4 thoughts on “Packing for Costa Rica”

  1. I traveled to CR about 5 yrs ago. Except for the “washing mashine” and the power bank, I had everything on your list. So I can confirm, this is a good list and well worth following. Thanks for sharing and gave a great time!

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