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Packing for Costa Rica

Postby gelbeblume » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:05 pm

I've got a few questions while preparing the Costa Rica Adventure Trip (Classic):
Just wondering if we need to bring sleeping backs and towls for the Costa Rica Adventure? Some discussions in the forums evolve around sleeping bags in Costa Rica and now I am not sure any more. Since we've booked the classic trip, I believed that sheets are provided in the accomodations, even in Rara Avis. Right?

And the packing list in the trip details says to bring a water bottle - is that because we'll be getting tap water for day trips so we can fill it somewhere? Should we bring purification tablets then? Or for what is the water bottle? Can we purchase - or have access to - bottled water anytime on the trip?

And my last question: Will the accomodations have mosquito nets? Do I need to bring my own? If I did, will I be able to hang it/install it in a meaninful way, are there hooks?

Thanks for helping!
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Re: Packing for Costa Rica

Postby envirochick72 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:13 pm

I'm glad you asked these questions, as I am heading to CR in a week or so and was considering the same. Here's hoping you get answers!!

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Re: Packing for Costa Rica

Postby ballu » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:58 pm

I haven't been on this specific tour, nor have I been to Costa Rica, but I don't see a sleeping bag or mozzie net listed in the packing list so I don't think you'll need them. I also looked at the rara avis website and it looks like they provide bedding.

I've never brought a mozzie net on a GAP trip. In my experience, they are provided by the accomodations when they are needed.

Accomodations will provide towels for showering, but it's a good idea to bring a small towel for the occasional swimming hole you will likely encounter.

Also, I just buy bottled water as I go. Again, haven't been to Costa Rica but I had no problems doing this in Guatemala, Peru and all the other places I've travelled to.

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