If you are thinking about travelling to Costa Rica, you are going to be wondering about what to pack. The weather in Costa Rica changes more often then you think and it isn’t all bikinis see what to pack below.
Toiletries and Medication
In terms of money the two main currencies used is American Dollars and the Costa Rican currency colones, I found that you don’t really need to travel with any colones at all. In terms of footwear you are better off wearing shoes that are quite sturdy such as trainers as the paths and roads are not well maintained (or even exist) at all. You need to bring bug spray as well in Costa Rica the mosquitos get everywhere.
Sun cream is another must even if the weather is overcast the sun is strong enough that you will get burnt. I went in January and the weather changed all of the time, particularly in Monteverde. When I was in Monteverde it would chuck it down, be cloudy and boiling hot in less than a hour. I was so glad I brought my raincoat with me, it was a lifesaver as a cheap plastic throwaway poncho does not do the job.
Are you going to Costa Rica soon? If so you may want to read my post on what I got up and where I went.
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