Here are some suggestions that have come up to help you better plan for your stay.
- Packing your favorite power bars & dried foods is always a good idea, these items are harder to find here. Keep some in your carry on to avoid paying extra at the airport for food.
- Reading materials – books, phrasebooks, local guides and magazines
For the Rooms:
It depends on how much cooking you plan to do, but here is a few suggestions for your first trip to the store:
- Large bottles of Water
- Coffee and filters for the coffee makers
- Paper towels or napkins
- Granola, Crackers and Cookies
- Fruits – especially ones such as apples and bananas
- Liquid Dishwashing Soap / Sponges
- Cooking oil / butter / salt
Be ready for strong sun and the wet tropical environment. The climate can vary seasonally but you can surf in board shorts year round.
- Boards – In general the waves are powerful beach breaks and having a smaller board allows you to get under the waves easier. In general people are riding boards in the 5′ or 6′ range with a preference for rounded squash tails or pin/thumbtail designs as many of the local breaks are powerful waves. There are also many local area shops all with used boards that are still in good condition. Ask us and we will help suggest which boards to bring or help you find the board you are looking for when you get here. We also usually have a few boards for sale in the quiver upstairs, just ask to see them upon arrival.
- Day bag – Optional but useful. When traveling around in Central America boards do get bumped around a lot. Many people elect to bring a bag to cover the board during transport. Reflective materials work best, or light colors.
- Fins for solid waves – Better to be prepared than spin out. We often experience solid swell conditions. When the waves are bigger you may be happy you brought that extra set of fins.
- Sunscreen, SPF 30 or higher is recommended.
- Rash guards
- Surf hats – come in handy when the sun is out strong.
For Fitness Activities: Always Important to bring comfortable workout clothing and alot of it! Comfortable Tennis Shoes, Hiking Shoes and Walking Shoes. A Hat Because The Sun Can Be Strong Here, and A Yoga Mat. (we do provide yoga mats – but also know it is nice to bring your own).
For Personal Add-On Tours:
Consider the types of tours you will be taking. In general is wise to have a pair of shoes. Jeans are a good idea if you are considering the horse tours. Our reservation form allows you to check which tours you are interested in which allows us to help you better plan your vacation in Costa Rica.