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!
Towels & Sarong
Biodegradable shampoo, soap, etc.
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
USEFUL THINGS, BUT NOT NECESSARY:
First aid supplies
All-natural candles and incense
Plastic bags to keep clothes and electronics dry
Rechargeable batteries and charger
Snorkle mask and fins
Books (donations always welcome)
Mp3 players / ipods
Cameras / camera chargers
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
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
We highly recommend bringing tea tree oil and lavender essential oil- it solves a variety of jungle issues
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!