Drake Bay Backpackers is located in a remote area of the jungle and, despite all the amenities, it is important to come prepared. Below is a list of things you should consider bringing with you:
Footwear: sandals or flip flops are ideal for use throughout the hostel, but a pair of sturdy boots is recommended for hiking and hiking
Focus: A focus is an indispensable piece, since you will need it when you walk at night (for example, after watching the sunset on the beach).
Poncho or cape: a waterproof jacket or poncho is a must in Costa Rica during the rainy season, and a good quality Gortex® light jacket is ideal.
Clothing: in general, you wear shorts and shirts that day, since it is very hot, and it is prudent to assume that everything you wear will get dirty. If you want to volunteer in the sea turtle program, or take a turtle tour, bring dark clothes. Long-sleeved shirts and long pants can be a great help to keep insects and to provide a bit of warmth during colder nights, but they rarely need them.
Insect repellent: you will need it, we recommend that you bring it from your house because it is expensive for the people
Medicine: If you are taking any specific medication, including those for asthma or allergies, please be sure to bring enough for the duration of your stay. Guests should ideally bring their own personal first aid kit also as supplies are limited at the hostel. Keep in mind that there is no malaria in the region, so clients do not have to take malaria pills.
Money: There is no ATM in Drake Bay, so please bring enough cash for your stay. Dollars are accepted everywhere and it is possible to pay for your stay at the hostel and for some tours on a credit card; however, it is preferred and recommended to pay in cash.
Other recommended items: sun cap, sunscreen, sunglasses, a padlock, a photocopy of your passport, a small backpack for excursions, a bottle of water, a camera, earplugs (there are a lot of wild animals here ), mp3 player, movies to watch on the movie screen, folding Ziplock® plastic bags or dry bags to protect your equipment, and ideally silica gel bags to combat humidity.