Remember to pack light as you have a limit of 30lbs on Sansa or 40lbs on NatureAir, if you plan to fly from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez

Cameras, Binoculars:  I have a pair of Binoculars there, but they stay in the Rancho or Marvin keeps them at night, you might have to ask for them, so nice to have a pair of your own. There are lots of animals to observe and at certain times of the year you can see several species of whales, especially Hump-back whales and Orcas flocking in the ocean in front of you.  If you can bring a pair of your personal Binoculars to take on your tours, and

Cameras are a must of all that you will be seeing so bring one, and don’t forget the cables/batteries

Hiking Boots:  Bring a decent pair of boots to hike in.  No one needs a blister to spoil their vacation. Some people like Tevas and you can walk in the rivers up to the waterfalls with them. At the beach flip-flops are great in most areas except hiking.

Water Shoes: Bring water shoes – if you want to hike up or take a tour to see any of the several waterfalls in the area you’ll need them, even going to the beach as it is rocky in some places.

Flashlights:  Everyone needs to have a flashlight, especially kids, but adults too!!!  You can buy them almost everywhere, LED’s are great.  They have some on Head-Bands that are popular here, most are very cheap, and you could leave them for the staff as a bonus they would like that. And bring extra batteries, it gets very dark as there no city lights around, it gets dark around 5:30-6:00 pm every night. And if you do the Night-Hike Tour you will need one.

Sunscreen, Shampoos, Bath Soap and other Toiletry Items: They have a wide selection at the grocery store, so no need to bring any along unless you can’t live without your designer brand. Bring Travel Size items.

Hair Driers, Curling Irons, Etc.  PLEASE don’t plan to bring them to Tres Palmas.  We are on solar energy and they are VERY high energy users.

Clothing: Think Casual, active wear and quick dry fabrics, as most days are warm to hot, depending on the time of year, so bring your shorts and light tops, Sunhats, visors and Sun-Glasses, lots of Sun in Costa Rica. Evenings can sometimes be a little cool, especially if it rains, so bring a couple of lightweight cover ups, just in case.

Surfboards: It can be a hassle to get boards down especially long boards due to size limitations on the airlines and rental cars, and there are a couple places where you can rent boards.


Don’t bring clothes you’re not going to use, we have clothes washers and our girls are more than happy to wash anything you need washed, we don’t charge for this service so please tip our girls accordingly. The airline have penalty fees for overweight bags.

Bring your tropical attire, a big smile and a will to discover an adventuress place like none other, no exaggerations!!!