If you’ve been following along on snapchat (username – whatsgabycookin) for the past few weeks, you’ll know I just got back from an epic Costa Rican adventure! It was incredible to say the least! I’m getting ready for a little Costa Rica blog takeover and I’m kicking it off with a packing list.
You can get a little bit of every climate in Costa Rica. There’s the rainforest, the beach and the dry city areas – so basically you’ve got to be prepped for everything. On our trip, we were allowed a 30 pound limit on luggage because we were taking so many flights around the country on tiny planes (omg more on that on a later date) so skillful packing was mandatory. Seeing as how I grew up with parents who refused to let us check baggage because it cut into our exploring time, I took the weight limit in stride and really got down to business. Ready for this… here we go!
1 – laptop. I mean, I never leave home without it.
2 – external phone charger – because if you snapchat like me you’ll burn through battery like whoa!
3 – cell phone – again, never leave home without it!
4 – DSLR camera for all the food and wildlife you’re about to experience
5 – a zoom lens – because those monkeys don’t just walk right in front of you.
6 – hiking boots for the rainforest walks
7 – my favorite yoga pants – no capri’s, we’re talking long pants to protect from mosquitos
8 – a travel notebook for anything you need to write down
9 – Pepto!!! Just in case
10 – water bottle for all your hiking and staying hydrated
11 – t-shirts because, duh,
12 – long sleeve pull overs – it never really gets cold but if it rains you might want another layer.
13 – swimsuits for oceans and pools
14 – long sleeve shirts – no bug bites please!
15 – flip flops for the beach
16 – headphones for your flights
17 – your favorite sunnies
18 – a big hat to protect your face from all the sun!
And there you have it! Everything you could need, AND under 30 lbs!! Stay tuned in a few hours for a full photo journey of my time in Costa Rica. There are sloths, and monkeys, and snakes and ALL THE GUACAMOLE you’re heart your ever desire.