Packing List – Costa Rica and Panama
First of all, the atmosphere aboard is casual. There is no expectation of any formal dress
whatsoever; after all, it is an expedition.
Wind and sun can be harmful to your skin without proper protection. A key element to your
comfort and enjoyment is sufficient protection, both in clothing and in topicals. Be sure to pack a
sufficient supply of both.
Below is a packing list developed by one of our expedition leaders. If you have any questions,
please give us a call.
Teva or similar water sandals/shoes for wet landings.
Lightweight hiking boots/closed toed shoes for walks on uneven, slippery terrain.
Assortment of shorts, T-shirts and other casual, mild-weather clothes.
Long pants and mid-calf socks for insect protection during Barro Colorado visit.
One or two swimsuits and a cover up.
Windbreaker, rain jacket or lightweight rain poncho.
Waterproof insect repellent.
Binoculars (one pair per traveler is recommended).
Small backpack or rucksack; waterproof bag to hold camera gear.
Hand laundry supplies, such as Woolite. Please note there are no laundry facilities aboard.
Travel alarm clock.
Camera, lenses, and plenty of film and/or memory cards, and extra batteries.
Visit our online store, , for a convenient way to shop for your expedition.
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