Packing List Suggestions


  • Lightweight breathable sportswear

  • Shirts – both long and short sleeve

  • Pants – both long and short

  • Comfortable closed toe walking/hiking shoes or boots (bring two pairs if you have room, they can be slow to dry)

  • Extra Socks

  • Water sport Sandals

  • Windbreaker or light jacket or sweater

  • Hat (wide-brimmed)

  • Swimwear

  • Raincoat/poncho

  • Umbrella (works well and is much cooler)

  • One set of “nice” clothes for visiting finer establishments in the evenings. Ladies can add a large shawl, for over the shoulders in the evening, and also a sarong over a swimsuit; a dress and/or skirt, depending on how much room is left in the suitcase.



  • Camera with lots of film and extra batteries

  • Binoculars

  • Flashlight/headlamp with extra batteries

  • Day pack

  • Water bottle

  • Sunscreen (SPF 35 & waterproof)

  • Insect Repellent

  • Sun glasses

  • First-aid kit

  • Naturalist Field Guides: Birders: “Don't forget to bring your birdbook”! (Birdbooks are also available in Chaa Creek's gift shop)


Surprisingly Useful:

  • Bubble Wrap – for wrapping of souvenirs

  • Padded half-finger gloves – very practical for canoeing, bicycling, and protection when scrambling through cave, climbing temples, etc.





Traveling with Small Children:

  • Although life jackets are a requirement for all boat operators, smaller sizes are not common, so bring along life jackets for babies and small children.

  • Pack water toys, stuffed animals and books to keep your children busy especially on the journey to Belize .

  • You will find a selection of disposable diapers, cereal and formulas in town, however if you have a preferred brand, be sure to bring.



  • Personal medications (Any prescription medications for you and your kids – enough supplies to last for the duration of your stay)

  • Contact lens supplies (you might be better off with glasses but if you prefer contact lenses be sure to bring sufficient cleaning supplies)

  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, a wash cloth, and enough razors.

  • Good to Have:

  • Garbage bags – for wet and dirty clothes

  • Good Book

  • Maps, Guidebooks

  • Alarm clock

  • Notebook & Pencil




NOTE: Avoid bringing perfumes, heavily scented toiletries (they attract mosquitoes). All expensive jewelry and watches should be left at home