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Packing for 10 Days in Costa Rica

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This list is for 10 days in Dry Season:

 All of this fit in my Northface 40 L Backpack. I highly recommend this pack. I wore everything I brought on my trip at least once.

Baldi Hot Springs
River Rafting
Baldi Hot Springs
Tortuga Island
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
River Rafting


  • 5-6 tank tops/ tshirts (including 1 quick drying shirt)
  • 1 long sleeve shirt
  • 5-6 pairs of shorts (I found that material shorts like these prevent chaffing)
  • 1-2 pairs of gym shorts
  • Underwear, socks & sports bra (I did not wear a bra once)
  • 3-4 bathing suits
  • A warm hoodie for the plane
  • Bucket Hat or snapback
  • 1-2 pairs of leggings
  • Bandana
  • Rain Jacket
  • Light zip-up hoodie
  • 1 Kimono
  • 1 Bathing suit cover up


  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Body Wash
  • Make up Wipes
  • Brush
  • Deodorant
  • Razor
  • Tampons
  • First Aid Kit
  • Prescriptions (Birth Control)
  • Allergy Medicine
  • Sunscreen LOTS OF IT (30spf & 50spf)
  • Bug Spray
  • Advil
  • Tums/ Pepto (They do not sell this anywhere)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Aloe Vera (Trust me you will need this)
  • Hairbands, bobby pins & headbands
  • Make-up (I didn’t wear this once)


  • Microfiber Towel
  • 2 pairs Sunglasses (1 Cheap pair)
  • Book
  • Passport
  • Color copy of passport
  • Insulated water bottle or filtered water bottle (you can not drink the water here!!!)
  • Extra Ziploc Bags
  • Chargers
  • Pen & Notebook
  • Headphones
  • Small satchel
  • Flip flops
  • Tennis shoes
  • Secure water shoes


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