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What to wear in the park

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What to wear in the park

We're hoping to spend a couple of days in the park, zip-lining and going for nature walks. What clothes should we pack?

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1. Re: What to wear in the park

when are you going? we were just there & wore shorts, tank top/t-shirt, keen sandals & Bug Spray!- very warm in February-easy hiking- did not zipline at MA - think it just depends on when you are there-

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2. Re: What to wear in the park

The dress code is mostly the same for all tours in the area. Light weight clothing (usually shorts), good tennis shoes or Teva style sandals. We do not have much of a bug problem, but when in doubt, best to use the repellent and always be sure to use sunscreen. Enjoy!

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3. Re: What to wear in the park

I always wear pants when hiking here (near Volcano Arenal) but at Manuel Antonio you could go in shorts & tee, no problem. I'd wear your bathing suit under and go for a swim after your hike. :-) Casual clothing works 98% of the places!!! For the zip lines you just need to make sure you have shoes that are secure (no flip flops but tevas or other sandals with straps are fine). Make sure you bring a hat, sunscreen, small flashlight or headlamp, bug spray & you're good to go. :-)

Wendy, La Fortuna, CR

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4. Re: What to wear in the park

Just bring a couple of jeans and some t shirts...very casual...some zip lines can be sometimes a little oil around the cables...weare clothes that you really do not love that much any more...

Maybe nice to bring a pair a soft hiking boots...


Just buckle up and enjoy the ride in Paradise!

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5. Re: What to wear in the park

Hi Wendy,

Curious why a headlamp or flashlight is needed. I'm heading to Manuel Antonio on Saturday, and finishing up my packing. Would appreciate any other advice or suggestions. A little concerned about bugs.



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6. Re: What to wear in the park

since you are writting in the MA park, i supose that it is about that park, the park has a nice trail, so walking shoes will do ok, and light clothes, and water and sun screen, but more than that, please hire a naturalist guide at the entrance of the park, this makes a world of difference, you wll get the most out of your trip, very entertained, really, there are some guides in uniform at the parks entrance,

about other parks, with rougher trails, better hiking boots and long light pants, a hat is always a good option,

if you plan to go by rincon de la vieja volcano there are a group of guides that you can arrange with guiasrincondelavieja@yahoo.es

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