What to Bring to Punta Mona

Joining us in the jungle and have no clue what to pack?

Have no fear, the Punta Mona Packing List is here!


  • Tall socks

  • Sandals

  • Bathing suit

  • Towels & Sarong

  • Biodegradable shampoo, soap, etc.

  • Band-aids

  • Medical supplies

  • All-natural bug repellent ( All Terrain, Herbal Armor and Burts Bees are great!)

  • Light weight, long-sleeved shirts and pants

  • T-shirts and shorts

  • Rain coats with hoods

  • Headlamps and flashlights


  • Yoga Mat

  • All-natural sunscreen

  • First aid supplies

  • All-natural candles and incense

  • Lighters

  • Plastic bags to keep clothes and electronics dry

  • Rechargeable batteries and charger

  • Snorkle mask and fins

  • Ipod speakers

  • Beach towel

  • Books (donations always welcome)

  • Mp3 players / ipods

  • Musical instruments!

  • Cameras / camera chargers

  • Hammock

  • Travel Mug and Water Bottle

  • Favorite gardening tools

  • Sketch book & art supplies



  • Tall socks (a few pairs, for use in boots and to keep sand fleas and mosquitoes from biting at night!!)

  • Sheets – twin sized – queen sized, including pillow case, top and fitted

  • Sandals

  • Bathing suit

  • Towels & Sarong

  • Headlamps and flashlights with rechargeable batteries

  • Biodegradable shampoo, soap, and laundry detergent (if you bring non-biodegradable, you will not be allowed to use it)

  • A good stock of band-aides

  • All-natural bug repellent (All Terrain, Herbal Armor and Burts Bees are great)

  • Notebooks, pens, sharpies, art supplies

  • Long-sleeved, lightweight pants and shirts (very important for keeping away mosquitoes)

  • T-shirts, Tank Tops, Shorts, Skirts

  • Rain coat with hood

  • Dietary items and/or supplements that you will want to have during your time at Punta Mona

  • Ziploc bags or Tupperware if you bring in food – to prevent ants and other insects from being attracted to your goodies

  • Personal Snacks

  • We highly recommend bringing tea tree oil and lavender essential oil- it solves a variety of jungle issues

  • Gardening/Work gloves

  • Rubber Boots

Volunteers: PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SHEETS (top, bottom and pillow case, recommended dark colors) AND TOWEL.

You are welcome to donate them at the end of your stay if you do not wish to continue to travel with them.

Guests, student groups, retreat participants are provided with sheets and towels.


DO NOT bring any soap, shampoo, or conditioner that is not biodegradable!!!

If you smoke tobacco, bring only rolling tobacco, please avoid bringing cigarettes with filters!!

Be warned that the tropical jungle is not the kindest environment for material possessions. We recommend not bringing anything you are really attached to (clothes, jewelry, books, etc.) as things might get wet / moldy / stained / really smelly (even things such as books). Leather will especially be damaged.

Contact us if you have any questions about what to bring.

What to Wear in the Jungle




When you’re in class or just hanging out, dress for comfort and to stay cool. We recommend loose, breathable clothing, breezy pants or shorts, tanks or loose t-shirts, and flip-flops (most of us go barefoot).


Be prepared for hiking through the primary rainforest, walking through tall grass, mud and rocks, and working in the garden. We recommend you wear boots or hiking shoes, tall socks or long pants, a hat, sunscreen, natural bug spray, and clothes that can get dirty!