Packing list

We recommend taking only the most important things to the island, in a small backpack/daypack / small bag.


The day has come! In the Jeep, there is only a little capacity for the luggage, though. All that does not fit go up on the roof of the Jeep. Also think ahead, The boats are very small and the rides are mostly very bumpy so everything can get (really) wet (including yourself). So if you have big luggage (backpack, suitcase etc.) we can only recommend you to leave it at your hostel you stay the night before/after.

Necessary

What you really don't want to forget

  • Original Passport – a copy is not accepted.
  • Cash –  to pay your trip balance, and territory entrance fees.  There are no ATM’s in Guna Yala and credit cards are not accepted.

Essentials

What you might want to bring to the islands

  • Small Bag – with clothing, swimming suit, towel, raincoat and of course sunscreen.
  • Small waterproof bags are inexpensive and are very useful to protect your phone or camera from the water or your money. Nothing like jumping in the water and realize you had your cash in your pocket

Nice to have

What you maybe wish you had during the trip

  • Snacks
  • Flashlights or Headlamps.
  • A lock for your bag and protection for your electronic equipment. We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Charger for your electrical devices or extra batteries
  • Your favorite book or anything that you might miss on a chill night, with a drink, under the stars, on an island in the middle of the ocean.

No need

What you probably won't even want to bring

  • A laptop. Or any big electronic device or equipment. Really. You’ll be on an island.
  • All your luggage. Most of the time you’ll be in your swimsuit, so take it easy with the extra outfits.
  • Negative vibes

To remember

After booking you should receive a confirmation email. It is very important that you read this email and the attachments to ensure a smooth trip. But just in case, here’s a quick summary:

  • We only accept credit cards for down payments, the balance must be paid in cash to the driver the morning of pickup. Also, all purchases in the islands must be made in cash. So please be get cash no later than the night before and keep in mind your daily limits when planning to have enough cash.
  • Pick up for standard transport is between 5-6 am daily. If you provided a WHATSAPP number with your booking you will receive a message the night before with a 20 minute pick up window. If you are not at the scheduled pickup location on time our driver will do their best to locate you by phone or in your hostel or hotel. If they are unable to locate you they will have to move on out of respect for the other guests. If this happens we do not refund deposit payment.
  • We do not offer refunds or discount for rain or bad weather unless a trip is canceled by us for safety reason. May through October are months where it can rain very often, and November through April can have high winds that make the seas rough. The weather changes often in the islands, our experienced guides and hosts do their best to keep guests dry, but the islands are a very rustic area and guests must be prepared accordingly for changing weather conditions.

All that being said,
Enjoy your trip

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