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Old January 24th, 2006, 12:13 AM
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Default Suggestions on what to pack for Panama, Costa Rica cruise.

I may be going on a rain forest excursion in Costa Rico. Is their anything special I should pack?
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Old January 24th, 2006, 06:45 PM
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may be going on a rain forest excursion in Costa Rico. Is their anything special I should pack?

Yup. Raingear, waterproof hiking boots, and a good sense of humor would be helpful.

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Old January 24th, 2006, 08:02 PM
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Hi Glenn,

Sunscreen and serious bug spray! And that sense of humor!
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I was in Costa Rica and a rainforest last year and I suggest bug repellant for sure, hiking boots because some of the ground surfaces can be slippery, I didn't need any rain gear because it was warm enough and I don't melt. I just wore a long sleeve cotton shirt and shorts.
I had a great experience. Hope you do too.

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Old January 31st, 2006, 09:38 AM
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a pair of fast-drying sports pants would be ideal, zip-off even better,(L.L. Bean or Travelsmart catalog) good walking shoes/hiking boots - bugspray with sunscreen, hat, lightweight rain ponco
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What excursion are you doing? We just got back from there & did the Zip Lining. We took cheap rain ponchos that we could pack & carry easily and just throw away when we were done - we didn't need them but I don't regret having them there just in case. Bug Spray - I took some and our guide had some - word of advice (ok a few words of advice) - put it all over you - I put it on my bare arms but not my legs because I had wind pants on - my legs got eaten alive! I didn't even know it until I was back on the ship. Yet my husband didn't get a bite - it was weird.
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