-Part II of a two part series.
The following are suggested essentials to pack for your vacation in Costa Rica. Though most items are available in Costa Rica you’ll find that:
All in all, it a big inconvenience and a possible cause of stress to leave home without them. The goal of a stress-free vacation is never guaranteed. And at Blue River Resort & Hot Spring our staff will assist in identifying the best locations for local purchases. There are small general stores; however Liberia, Guanacaste, which is the nearest large city, is 70 minutes away.
Make photocopies of all the documents listed below; keep a copy on a cloud based facility as well as hard copies in your person.
Don’t forget to take all medical prescriptions needed beyond the duration of your Costa Rica vacation, just in case. In addition, all travelers with medical complications requiring specialized equipment such as pacemakers, hearing aids, insulin injectors, and oxygen generators, etc. should do the following:
a) Contact your personal physicians for specific travel advice and precautions. If necessary inform the airline or travel agent.
b) Call the Costa Rican Embassy for details about carrying your medication and or equipment into the country and their recommended emergency procedures should a complication arise on holiday.
Costa Rica has a very good reputation for providing extensive medical services to many overseas patients. Costa Rican health facilities are numerous and state of the art treatment is less expensive here than in many other places worldwide.
Take along personal essentials, found at most neighborhood pharmacies or supermarkets. A few pointers to keep in mind:
– In Costa Rica it is unlikely that to access ‘The Morning After Pill’ – for contraception.
- Though personal hygiene products are readily available it is likely that your particular brand may not be stocked.
- A waterproof knapsack is handy for keeping equipment dry on walks, hikes, and outings to the beach.
Here is the standard check-list:
If you are a certified SCUBA Diver (PADI for example) or plan on doing anything requiring proof of certification - remember to bring along with you.