Puerto Viejo What to Pack

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    My top three list

    by Diverdan28 Updated Dec 13, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: 1. backpacks are a must- you'll always end up carrying your bag several blocks to and from the bus stops.
    2. a beachbag to hold you towels, swim gear, camera. Something mesh is best that will allow things to dry out.
    3. a folding cooler bag for keeping the brew cool when you head to the beach. Leave it behind when you depart- someone will appreciate it.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 1. flip flops are all you need for almost the whole day but,
    2. if you take the beach road to Cocles, wear your sneakers.
    3. sand shoes for the beach and the water, especially near the reek at Punta Uva.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: 1. Skin So Soft. Excellent as repellant and good for sun burns.
    2. Cortozone cream for smallcuts and scrapes.
    3. Skin cream - you will dry out in the sun and makes sleeping a lot easier.

    Photo Equipment: 1. My digital camera (Olympus Stylus-Tough 6000) was one of the best investments I ever made. No worries about dew, rain and it even works to about 10 metres underwater.
    2. Small tripod if you are travelling alone. With a timer, you can shoot yourself in pics. My tripod cost $1 at Dollerama and has lasted 3 years so far.
    3. extra memory chips.

    Miscellaneous: 1. I don't carry my iPod when travelling but I bring a $1 FM scanner and listen to local music.
    2. 10 metres of twine to put up a chlothes line anywhere. hings get damp easy and can take forever to dry.
    3. Bicycle locks. not all renters have them.

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    What to bring

    by sean420 Written Nov 18, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: flip flops
    if you're planning hardcore hiking, take boots

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Small medical kit
    Small sewing kit
    Toiletries and prescription meds
    Sunglasses, spare glasses, contacts
    Bug spray

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: 2 swimsuits
    Beach towel

    Miscellaneous: Small Umbrella
    Small flashlight
    Guidebook (Lonely Planet or Moon guide)
    Journal/writing materials
    Spanish/English dictionary
    Deck of cards
    Some zip lock plastic bags

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    Mosquito repellent is a must!!

    by easterntrekker Updated Feb 25, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: Travel light!! You don´t need much here!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take a long sleaved shirt and light long pants! They´re the best dress for the evenings when the mosquitos are out!! There is more rain on the atlantic coast so there are more mosquitos!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can buy everything here ...even sunscreen . I always need pepto bismal at least once , so I always take it with me.

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    by sh_rey_rey Written Oct 3, 2005

    Miscellaneous: i had a hard time adjusting to the temperature and therefore couldn't stomach most of the food. It was very hard for me to eat the chicken and rice there i think because the outside temperature was so hot. So bring some light snacks just in case. You never know if you'll be weird about the food. p.s. I had no problem elsewhere eating any other costa rica food.

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    Humid is the driest word!

    by Lidrokz Written Apr 29, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Travel light.Take plastic bags to carry damp or wet items

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Loose fitting clothing & sandles,a cheap pocket sized poncho(in case it rains),a hat, a bandana to use for sweat

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen!!You may need mosqito repellent(we didn't see any mosquitos at all). Lots of sandflies at the beach.

    Photo Equipment: A waterproof camera is best if possible. We had tourists say their non waterproof cameras didn't work well in such high humidity.Bring your own 35mm film with you.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: flashlight(&batteries) for night time forays

    Miscellaneous: Take facecloths,most hotels only provide towells.

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    Flashlight is a MUST

    by sean420 Written Sep 3, 2006

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    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: It's gets DARK at night (the sun sets at about 6:30) so it's good to have a flashlight, especially if you are staying outside of the cneter of town

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    Make sure to bring some insect repellant

    by sean420 Written Sep 3, 2006

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There aren't too many bugs in Montezuma but you will get bitten if you dont have any insect repellant

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