Packing list for Costa Rica

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This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Costa Rica and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list! You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. You can always purchase some things locally and have other things sent to you later. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have an 80-pound weight restriction on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Costa Rica.  
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This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in [[Costa Rica]] and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list! You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. You can always purchase some things locally and have other things sent to you later. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have an 80-pound weight restriction on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Costa Rica.  
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===General Clothing===  
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===General Clothing===
Clothes should be conservative, sturdy, easily washable, and free of the need for ironing if possible. Given the high prices and limited selection in Costa Rica, you probably will not want to buy many clothes in-country. Women should know that although many Costa Rican women wear short skirts, doing so is likely to attract unwanted attention from men.  
Clothes should be conservative, sturdy, easily washable, and free of the need for ironing if possible. Given the high prices and limited selection in Costa Rica, you probably will not want to buy many clothes in-country. Women should know that although many Costa Rican women wear short skirts, doing so is likely to attract unwanted attention from men.  
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* Fifteen to 20 pairs of underwear
* Fifteen to 20 pairs of underwear
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===Shoes===  
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===Shoes===
With the exception of flip-flops, the selection of shoes available in Costa Rica is more limited than in the United States, particularly in larger sizes (over size 9 for women or over size 10-1/2 for men). You may want to bring a two-year supply.  
With the exception of flip-flops, the selection of shoes available in Costa Rica is more limited than in the United States, particularly in larger sizes (over size 9 for women or over size 10-1/2 for men). You may want to bring a two-year supply.  
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* Flip-flops or Teva-like sandals  
* Flip-flops or Teva-like sandals  
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===Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items===  
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===Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items===
* Regular toiletries (soap, shampoo, shaving cream, body lotion, toothpaste, special floss, etc.) Volunteers recommend bringing economy size of these as the  
* Regular toiletries (soap, shampoo, shaving cream, body lotion, toothpaste, special floss, etc.) Volunteers recommend bringing economy size of these as the  
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===Peace Corps does not provide for these items===  
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===Peace Corps does not provide for these items===
* Tampons, if you use them (few brands are available locally, and they are expensive)  
* Tampons, if you use them (few brands are available locally, and they are expensive)  
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* Refillable razors   
* Refillable razors   
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===Miscellaneous===  
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===Miscellaneous===
* Two flat sheets or a set for a twin bed  
* Two flat sheets or a set for a twin bed  
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* Rechargable Batteries (while regualar batteries are available locally, they are expensive and/or of lower quality.)  
* Rechargable Batteries (while regualar batteries are available locally, they are expensive and/or of lower quality.)  
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===Items You Do Not Need to Bring===  
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===Items You Do Not Need to Bring===
The following items are either available in Costa Rica or provided by the Peace Corps.  
The following items are either available in Costa Rica or provided by the Peace Corps.  

Latest revision as of 05:46, 13 March 2009


Packing List for Costa Rica
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Packing Lists by Country

These lists has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Costa Rica based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list!
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See also:
Pre-Departure Checklist
Staging Timeline

For information see Welcomebooks

This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Costa Rica and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list! You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. You can always purchase some things locally and have other things sent to you later. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have an 80-pound weight restriction on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Costa Rica.

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[edit] General Clothing

Clothes should be conservative, sturdy, easily washable, and free of the need for ironing if possible. Given the high prices and limited selection in Costa Rica, you probably will not want to buy many clothes in-country. Women should know that although many Costa Rican women wear short skirts, doing so is likely to attract unwanted attention from men.

[edit] Shoes

With the exception of flip-flops, the selection of shoes available in Costa Rica is more limited than in the United States, particularly in larger sizes (over size 9 for women or over size 10-1/2 for men). You may want to bring a two-year supply.

[edit] Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items

[edit] Peace Corps does not provide for these items

[edit] Miscellaneous

[edit] Items You Do Not Need to Bring

The following items are either available in Costa Rica or provided by the Peace Corps.

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