What Should I Bring for My Adventure Vacation in Costa Rica?

There are several essentials to pack for an adventure vacation. Most of these items are readily available in many Costa Rican stores.

  • Camera with a durable camera case

  • Water bottle

  • Bug spray

  • Sunscreen

  • Breathable, waterproof shell jacket

  • Small flashlight (for cave tours and nighttime tours of the jungle)

Bring plenty of extra socks, comfortable shorts and pants, and at least two long sleeve t-shirts — especially for Monteverde, where the nights are cool.

For rafting and waterfall rappelling, bring clothes that you don't mind getting completely wet, along with a dry set of clothes. Also pack river sandals or close-toed shoes that can get wet.

If you plan on doing any hiking or adventure activities like rafting, rappelling, zip-lining, or cave tours, you should bring comfortable, durable, close-toed shoes. Your shoes will probably get dirty, so a darker color is preferable.

Referenced in this FAQ

The Best of

Costa Rica

Trustpilot 5-star rated

Find inspiration by browsing our curated vacation collections.


Top 5 Reasons Why Travelers Love Booking Trips with Anywhere

Jan 2020
With all the online booking resources available on the internet, why book with Anywhere?
Continue reading...

Vacation days are hard to come by. We help make every single one count by tailoring experiences that are fun-filled, worry-free, and unforgettable. Expect more from your vacation.

Let's Talk!

6:00AM – 8:00PM PST

Privacy Policy • Terms of Service