Please bring: 1 suitcase + 1 optional carry-on item such as a backpack/purse.
•The airlines charge a fee for a checked bag, each direction. Carry-on suitcases must meet TSA size restrictions.
•Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian and United: $30.00 for one checked bag up to 50lbs. Southwest: Free checked bag.
•Make sure your checked suitcase weighs less than 50lbs. $30.00 for one checked bag up to 50lbs: or you may be charged an oversize fee.
Airline Packing Requirements
~ Prescription liquid medications, pills, drops, pastes, powders, creams and salves should be packed in a separate zip lock bag including the prescription label and MUST be put in your carry-on bag. Nonprescription liquids must be less than 3oz per bottle if put in your carry-on bag. This includes sunscreen & toothpaste!
~ Non-prescription medications, pills, drops, pastes, powders, creams and salves can be packed in your checked bag with directions for use.
~ If your traveler uses a C-Pap: Please pack distilled water in their checked bag. If you prefer, they can purchase bottled water (only) at the destination.
~ Make sure your traveler is dressed to go through security smoothly. Avoid complicated shoes, belts, wallet chains, jewelry, multiple layers of clothes, and pockets filled with change. We want the airport security process to be as smooth and stress-free as possible for the traveler.
Transportation of Hazardous Materials: Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous material aboard the aircraft, in your luggage, or on your person. A violation can result in 5 years imprisonment and penalties of $250,000 or more (49 U.S.C 5124). Hazardous materials include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials. Forbidden Dangerous Items Examples: Paints, lighter fluid, fireworks, tear gases, oxygen bottles and radiopharmaceuticals. There are special exceptions for small quantities (up to 70 ounces total) of medicinal and toilet articles carried in your luggage and certain smoking materials carried on your person. Note: Spare batteries and fuel cells are not permitted in checked or hold baggage. These items MUST be packed in carry-on baggage. If your carry-on bag is gate checked, the spare batteries and fuel cells must be removed and carried in the cabin.
Suggested Packing List
(Please choose weather appropriate clothes for the destination & time of year.)
1 Waterproof Jacket
4-5 Short Sleeve Shirts
3-4 Long Sleeve Light Cotton Shirts (to cover up from the sun)
1 Hat (sunny days)
2 Pair of Comfortable Walking Shoes (wear one/bring one)
2 Pair of Long Pants
6-7 Pair of Shorts
1 Pair Pajamas
10 Pair of Socks
10 Pair of Underwear
SUNSCREEN SPRAY (30+ SPF) REQUIRED!
INSECT REPELLENT REQUIRED
Toothpaste (travel size)
Water Bottle (optional)
***Costa Rica uses 110 volt, 60 cycle electricity, same as the US. Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type so US travelers will not typically need a converter or adapter.