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WHAT TO BRING FOR KIDS
  • A good, age-appropriate book: could be anything from a coloring book to a novel.
  • A couple of games to play: something to entertain kids on long van drives.
  • 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.*
  • Crayons, magic markers, pens and pencils.
  • 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.
  • Rubber boots and a light rain jacket
  • 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 (or disposable camera) so kids can take their own pictures.
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent and solarcaine.
  • Plenty of cotton t-shirts.
  • Trousers: cotton or light synthetic (jeans are not recommended because they take too long to dry).
  • Hiking shorts.
  • Footwear: waterproof, light-weight hiking boots, 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.
  • Two pairs of socks per day.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • Small daypack or fanny pack for hikes and collecting stuff.
  • Sweater or jacket (very important).
  • Underwear.
  • Swimwear and inflatable water wings, if used.
  • Comfy PJ's.
  • Favorite hat or sun protection.
  • Extra prescription glasses and medication (if applicable).

    * These are difficult to find in English in Costa Rica and we suggest you acquire them before you leave. Here are two recommendations we can offer for active-learning companion books for the tropics:

    The Remarkable Rainforest, by Tony Albert (grades 4-8). Trickle Creek Books. ISBN#0-9640742-0-6.

    For teens and precocious readers: The Most Beautiful Roof in the World, by Kathryn Laskey. A Gulliver Green Book. ISBN# 0-15-200897-7.
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Tortuguero Jungle Odyssey (3D/2N)
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From $708 p/p dbl occ

Pacuare River Adventure (2-3D)
From $259 p/p dbl occ.

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