What else do I bring?
Beach towel or sarong, water bottle, alarm clock, watch, sunscreen (natural sunscreen is preferable, such as Alba Organics), shorts / tank tops for yoga, easy to slip on/off sandals for daily use, bathing suit, rash guard (especially if you are planning to surf), natural bug repellent (such as GreenerWays Organics or Victoria’s), camera/batteries/charger (outlets are the same as in the US – so no adapter is needed), any special medication, sun hat, hiking sandals, closed-toed shoes are needed for zip-lining, and long pants for horseback riding. We recommend bringing a flashlight, especially if you are staying in an eco-cottage or a tent. During rainy season, or in case you plan to travel around the Central Valley and San Jose during dry season, pack a light raincoat or rain-poncho. If you are traveling to higher altitude, please bring warmer clothes. Blue Spirit does have some hairdryers available at the Front Desk for guests to borrow, if needed.
About the beach towel: Blue Spirit provides towels in your rooms for showering use, but they don’t have towels we can take to the beach. Instead of bringing a bulky beach towel, we recommend that you bring a very thin sarong – like a large scarf – because it is very light, packs well, and does the job! If you forget a towel / sarong, or don’t want to pack one, you can purchase one at the Blue Spirit store onsite. Towels are $8. Sarongs are $22 and come in a little cotton bag that is handy for the beach!
Yoga mats: Blue Spirit provides plenty of yoga mats, so you don’t need to bring one. However, if you don’t feel comfortable using yoga mats that other people have been practicing on for any reason, then we do encourage you to bring your own mat.