Packing for your trip to the Osa Peninsula

The Osa is a remote and wild place, but when it comes down to it, you really don’t need to bring much. The temps run between 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit, so there’s no need for warm/bulky clothing. If you’re flying to Puerto Jimenez on either Sansa or Nature Air, check their weight limits to make sure not to exceed them. While Wi-Fi is available on the property, service can be spotty. It’s best to bring just one wireless device per guest. Too many devices can bog down the system. Overall, when it comes time to pack, remember less is more!

What to pack…

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Bathing suite
  • Cap or sun hat
  • Light weight clothing
  • Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries
  • Comfortable hiking shoes or sandals *They will likely get wet!
  • Sarong or beach towel
  • Passport (valid for more than 3 months of your travel dates)

What we provide…

  • Toilet paper
  • Hand and body soap
  • Dish soap
  • Sponge
  • Bath towels
  • Bed sheets
  • Coffee maker with filters

Make sure to stock up on food and beverage at the grocery store in Puerto Jimenez before heading out to the property. We recommend the Corcovado BM. It’s the largest store in town with a great selection.  There are not stores near the property, and Puerto Jimenez is 25 minutes away via a bumpy dirt road, so you won’t want to go back often.

Bring cash! Once you leave Puerto Jimenez, most activities, meals, etc.… accept cash only. You can use a credit/debit card at the grocery store in Puerto Jimenez. The local eco-lodges will take credit/debit if you decide to have a meal there, but the local bar/restaurant is cash only.

Emergency Contact

There is wifi on the property, so you should be able to stay in touch with people back home. However, service can be spotty, so you may want to leave Monika’s (the property managers) cell phone number with family members in case of emergency. It’s: 011-506-8718-8374.




Posted on Dec 1st, 2016 by admin

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Playa Sombrero
Puerto Jimenez
Costa Rica C.A.

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