What to Bring to Casa Corcovado

  • Two of the most important things to bring to Costa Rica are a pair of BINOCULARS and a field guide (we recommend “Birds of Costa Rica”). They are a must for getting a closer look at wildlife. If you forget, we have a limited supply of binoculars that can be rented, and a small selection of reference books to borrow.
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Casual clothing for city traveling
  • Shirts—cotton or light synthetic, long- and short-sleeved
  • Trousers—cotton or light synthetic pants. Jeans are not recommended— too slow to dry. (However consider bringing a pair if you plan to horseback riding)
  • Hiking shorts
  • Footwear: waterproof lightweight hiking shoes, river sandals (Teva-type sandals), tennis shoes/running shoes. Make sure you bring TWO pairs of shoes. Use one as the pair you don’t mind getting wet; go to any lengths possible to keep the other pair dry!
  • Socks—including knee length for inside rubber boots. Bring extra pairs. They will get wet.
  • Hat(s)—with brim for rain and sun protection

 

  • Plastic water bottle—especially for hikes
  • Camera and film
  • Ziplock plastic bags for spillable toiletries
  • Extra prescription glasses and medication (if applicable)
  • Small daypack for hikes
  • Sweater or jacket
  • Underwear
  • Plastic garbage bags for wet items
  • Swimwear
  • Bandanas
  • Collapsible luggage to store extra items in San José

Please limit your luggage to 25 pounds (12kg) per person, luggage storage service is available at most hotels.

What we have at the Hotel

 

Rubber boots
Flashlights
Rain gear—poncho, raincoat and umbrella.
Snorkel equipment available ( fins, snorkel and mask)
Beach mats

What to Bring for Kids to Casa Corcovado

 

  • A good age-appropriate book—can be anything from a coloring book to a novel
  • A scrapbook or journal where kids can make note of sightings of special animals, plants or people. Nature books or field guides that explain what they are experiencing can be helpful for older children.
  • Don’t forget the important teddy bear, pillow or blanket to insure restful sleep.
  • While we have a lot of great snacks in Costa Rica, sometimes it’s a good idea to bring a couple packages of the child’s favorite snack so that you can surprise him/her with it.
  • Nail clippers, tweezers, cotton swabs, moist wipes for quick clean-ups
  • Small first aid kit with things for cuts, bruises and bug bites.
  • Eye drops and ear drops
  • A camera and film so kids can take their own pictures
  • Sunscreen (high factor), insect repellent and solarcaine
  • Plenty of cotton t-shirts
  • Trousers—cotton or light synthetic. Jeans are not recommended— too slow to dry. (However consider bringing a pair if you plan to horseback riding)
  • Hiking shorts
  • Footwear: waterproof, lightweight hiking shows, river sandals (Teva-type sandals), tennis shoes. If you do not bring hiking boots for the kids, make sure to bring two pairs of tennis shoes. One pair will stay dry and the other pair will get muddy and wet.
  • 2 pairs of socks per day
  • Small daypack for hikes, and collecting stuff
  • Underwear
  • Swimwear and inflatable water wings, if used
  • Bandanas
  • Favorite hat or sun protection
  • Extra prescription glasses and medication (if applicable)

Please limit your luggage to 25 pounds (12kg) per person, luggage storage service is available at most hotels.

What We Have At The Hotel

 

Rubber boots
Flashlight
Rain gear—poncho, raincoat and umbrella.
Snorkel equipment
Beach mats
Board games