For Trip #1 By Motorboat we suggest you bring a hat, sunscreen, camera, water, a snack, and towel if you intend to swim.
The boat is carpeted so sandals or light shoes are fine, as well as light clothing eg T-shirt and shorts.
For Trips #2 & #3 By Kayak same as for #1 above, however many prefer to wear a swim suit as you need to step into knee-deep water
For Trip #4 to the Mountains Bring a light-weight jacket for the cool morning or layers to shed as it warms up. Long light-weight pants are preferred for bug protection,
Sturdy walking shoes are required for the rough paths.
All food and drink is at your expense
For Trip #1 By Motorboat bring your water and a snack for the boat trip; we stop at ~ 10am at a beach restaurant where they can cook up good egg dishes, or for something lighter try the sopes or quesadillas. The restaurant offers a wide variety of drinks - soft drinks, juices, coconuts, and beer.
For Trip #2 bring your water and a snack for the kayak trip; we stop at 12 noon at a beach restaurant where they can cook up seafood dinners or egg dishes, or for something lighter try the sopes or quesadillas. The restaurant offers a wide variety of drinks - soft drinks, juices, coconuts, and beer.
For Trip #3 bring your water and a snack for the kayak trip; at the end of the tour we stop at the dock restaurant for a drink where we fill-in our bird checklist.
For Trip #4 bring your water, a snack and your lunch as there are no services to buy a lunch at the coffee ranch. In mid afternoon when driving we'll stop to buy drinks and snacks.
Trips #1, 2 and 3 There is a good restroom at the dock restaurant before we get into the boat or kayaks; later at our beach break there is also a good restroom facility.
Trip #4 Restrooms are available at the coffee ranch during our hike there; while driving gas stations or pay facilities are readily available.
Trips #1, 2 and 3 Because we only operate during the dry season biting insects are not a big problem. If you do have insect repellent do bring it along as different people have differing attraction to insects. We keep some DEET on the boat / kayaks just in case mosquities appear but it is rarely required.
Trip #4 There can be some no-see-ums (tiny biters) on the mountain trails; long sleeves and long pants will easily overcome them; DEET helps repel them.
A tip of 20 - 30 pesos (US $2.) per person is recommended for our boatman which is of course completely voluntary. As for any Guide tipping is appreciated but is not mandatory.