Bring US Dollars or the local currency Colones. Many bars and restaurants take international credit
cards. We recommend taking at least 2 bank cards in case one becomes lost or damaged.
UK Citizens do not need a visa to enter Costa Rica but you must have a valid passport with an expiration date greater than 30 days. You must also have a pre-paid airline ticket to exit Costa Rica.
It is a good idea to carry photocopies of your important documents (packed separately) and note that it is also easier to carry photocopies of relevant pages from heavy guidebooks etc. We also suggest that you scan copies of your important documents and email them to yourself.
Our brainstorm of packing essentials to get you started.. (Remember you get a 15% discount at the Bodyboard-Depot.com if you buy anything leading up to your trip!)
• A couple of well fitting board shorts/bikini/swimming costumes
• Rash vests (long and/OR short sleeved)
• Bodyboard (write fragile and topload on bag)
• Shortie wetsuit (optional but protects from sun and rub)
• Beach towel
• Warm water wax
• Credit debit card
• Travel itinerary
• Flight tickets
• Any medication required
• Robs contact numbers / Email address
• Travel insurance documents
• Sun Cream (high factor or block)
• Toiletries (inc Vaseline for wetsuit/board/boardies rub) and talcum powder. Place liquids in a separate
sealed carrier in case of leakage.
-•blue tac/ear plugs if required.
• Bottle to carry water
• Sun hat
• flip flops
Please inform us of any medical complaints/conditions prior to the trip. We will carry a first aid kit at all times but we advise that you also bring your own containing: scissors, bandages, plasters, antiseptic, sting cream, burn cream, steri-strips, Betadine, pain killers, rehydration sachets.
A radical change in temperature and diet affects people differently. Maintain a good water intake and a healthy diet. Carry immodium or similar in your medical kit alongside your rehydration sachets.
It is essential that you take out a comprehensive personal travel insurance policy. Please check with your insurer that you are covered to surf each day.
Health, Safety and Inoculations
As you travel at your own risk it is your responsibility to be up to date on Foreign Office advisories concerning travel to the region. You can check these here:
Online medical advice for travellers can be found here:
If there are any questions we have not answered just drop us a line!
Call: 01637 879571