Caribbean and Central America What to Pack

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Caribbean and Central America What to Pack

  • Sunscreen

    Caye Caulker What to Pack

    Mosquito repellent is a must here!!!Mosquitos will come and get you if you do not wear it at night!! A must, must No fancy clothing here.. just swimsuit/sandles/shorts/tank tops Any and all medical supplies you might think you need. They do have it here on the island but it would be a lot cheaper for you to bring your own.

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  • Pack Light

    The Bahamas What to Pack

    a carry on is more than enough for 5 days for 5 days I packed the following: one dress, one pair of capri pants, 4 blouses, one summer skirt, 1 pair of flip flops, 1 hat to protect from the sun, 1 light sweater, 1 cotton blouse with long sleeves and 3 bathing suits. there is no need for fancy clothes, high heels and fancy jewelry. there is no night...

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  • Underwater Cameras

    Caye Caulker What to Pack

    If you don't have a camera or videocamera that you can use under water, you should concider buying an Aquapac or something similar. It's a waterproof "pocket" where you can put your camera and take pictures down to 2 metres under water. There is so much to see in the sea here, so you should really have something for take pictures under water. How...

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  • SUMMIT TIP - Aloe

    Aloe will become your best friend if you're a bonehead like me and don't wear SPF that's strong enough. It's takes the "OWWW" to "AHHHHH!"

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  • Old Patagonia Express

    The most important inspiration for my trip to Central America was Paul Theroux book "The Old Patagonia Express". This is a brilliant report of the trip he made in the 70's: starting in Massachussets and then all the way to the most Southern part of Argentina. And all that by train. Unfortunately it's no longer possible to do this trip by train,...

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  • Don't over pack!

    We wore shorts and t-shirts and bathing suits and I took 2 cotton hoodies and pants. most all the time I wore a few different little cotton skirts easy to wash and dryed fast. Pack a good hat and sunglasses!Also for the fancy dress up nights they let Ray into the dining room with just a nice collared shirt and khaki pants and dress shoes. I just...

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  • more than 1 pair of shoes! BLISTERS!

    ok I know no one wants to see blisters on a trip but I got them the first day at the beach. Sand in my gym shoes on the walk back to the ship. I seen so many people with their heels tore off! I had to look in a couple different stores of some cheap slip on beach shoes they were hard to find for under 20. and they were only worth 5. at the most!...

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  • No need to go nuts about packing

    If you intend to use bus from place to plae, pack light. A backpack or a small case, no large luggage, because they won't fit the overhead compartments.We took 60litre backpacks, one for eah, and on the way, because we bought pottery and fragile crafts, we bought two other backpacks, school size. Dry season is the best time to go, and tmperatures...

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  • DEET is a beautiful thing

    I found, that even more than sunblock, I was grateful to have my Jungle Juice with me... which is 98% DEET, and probably very fatal if I were to wear it every day of my life... but so fantastic at keeping the bugs away! the only place I have been able to find it is at REI.. but watch out, because they make some lotions by the same name too that...

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  • Important Items to Pack for Caribbean...

    There is no baggage limitation aboard the ship, but it always makes sense to limit the amount you bring, especially if you fly to the home pier. But, bring an overnight bag for your last night at sea since they take your other baggage to prepare it for departure.Identify all your bags, even carry-ons. Use your Celebrity Cruises luggage tags.Might...

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  • SENSATION TIP - What you'll need

    Bring a carry on large enough to bring whatever you might want to change into before your luggage is delivered to your room. Could be a few hours. Also, you have to leave your luggage outside your room by midnight on the last night. So, make sure that carry on is large enough to fit whatever you're wearing that night and your PJs. Shorts,...

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  • Are there ATMs in Central America?

    There are very few ATMs that work under the cirrus network. However, there are several ATMs using the VISA network. I couldn't find any ATM accepting foreign Mastercards (cirrus network) in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, or El Salvador (even tried the capital city of El Salvador, where I stayed with a friend who knew all the ATMs) in...

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  • Packing List

    SUNSCREEN!!!!! In the Northern Hemisphere Spring, the Sun is DIRECTLY overhead at noontime and can burn some people in just a few minutes.

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    We were there in February, and many of the days were overcast in the morning, and then the sun came out in the afternoon. So have jeans and long sleeves available. And sweatshirts for the boat ride to the snorkling. No fancy clothes needed. All restaurants are casual. For the jungle walk, smart to have hiking boots, or sneakers you don't care...

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  • Packing List

    I would pack very light! We spent most of our time in our swimsuits! I took two outfits for each day that we were there (5 days) and that was too much. Just take one outfit for each day...We had two suitcases and one carry on bag. Shorts and light shirts. If you are going to do a lot of walking or hiking, make sure that you have the appropriate...

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  • Packing List

    Travel light! I arrived with a camera bag and one suitcase with enough clothes for a week. 50% of the people who arrived did so without their checked luggage. Warm weather gear is definitely called for. Synthetics are best if you're diving. They dry fastest. A hat to keep the sun off of your face is recommended as well. If you're diving, you might...

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  • Packing List

    Keep it simple, there are NO dress rules on this ship and they don't call it a barefoot cruise for nothing. For some reason my feet had swelled some and there wasn't getting any shoes on! We didn't see a drop of rain, but I would suggest a squall jacket for those first couple of days at sea. You're in the shipping lanes and really moving -- when...

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  • Packing List

    urge of discovery...: at a first look the town seems very... basic and it is but at least for a stop over of a few hours it is worth seeing...

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  • Packing List

    Just imagine going to Arizona and pack like that. Good tennis shoes. It's soo hot so sunscreen and a hat of some kind. Tee shirts and shorts are fine. Most people dress up even when doing daily errands. Not us we wore shorts and fit right in. They don't care. Just smile a lot and nod.... Lot's of pharmacies around with all the modern products. No...

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  • Packing List

    Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen!!!!

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  • Packing List

    Make sure you lock your bags & have all major documentation & money on you. The weather is tropical so shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, sun dresses, etc. A few places require a semi-casual for dinner reservations so bring a pair of Khaki pants & polo shirt. Good sunscreen, neosporin, pepto or Ammodium AD (just in case...).

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  • Packing List

    pack light. I thought I'd need a lot for school but even that was informal. Down size Downsize Downsize one sweatshirt, shorts, bathing suits, pants ( more if you plan to stay in the city) Enough contact solution(very expensive there and not what I needed)

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  • Packing List

    Best type of bag to take on a trip to Central America is so light as you can. Specially because in some of this countries people are poor and most of people give some pieces. I recommend you in some countries take with you a bag with things that people without this things could need: specially I saw was really urge for babies. Thx! In this...

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  • Packing List

    Camping Buy waterproof cameras at home or in Panama ($8 approx) to make the most of whitewater rafting and snorkelling trips in Costa Rica and Honduras. APS films available (200 only) but quite expensive everywhere but Panama where all photo supplies were readily available and good value.

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  • Packing List

    Picture: Tikal in full moon light.There are many more of these drawings in my new Paintsville Page!

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