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Panama Packing List

We are less than one week away from our departure to Panama! In preparation, I wanted to take a quick minute to update the blog with my packing list. What I am packing for this trip is similar to my packing list from our Costa Rica trip a few years ago. However, given that on this trip we will have the same hotel for all of our nights and we don’t have to worry about packing up between multiple destinations, I decided to pack a few more outfits. We will be in Panama for 7 days. I would consider the below overpacking, but hey…..I had the space! Somehow I fit all of this into a carry-on and personal item.

Most Important Items

Passport & Wallet


Shirts/Tops x 7

Jean shorts x 2

Running/Hiking shorts x 1

Airy Hiking pants x 1

Undergarments (for the week)

PJ set

Rain Jacket

UPF Rash Guard (I am fortunate to get to SCUBA dive on this trip)

Swimsuit & Coverup


Cross-amphibian shoes (Can go in the water or be used for hiking)

My favorite Birkenstocks (I even wear these hiking—it’s an obsession)

My other favorite Reef sandals

Toiletries (all TSA approved sizes)

3 oz reef-safe SPF 30

3 oz reef-safe SPF 50 for the face

SPF 30 chapstick

Shampoo & conditioner

Toothbrush & toothpaste

Small hairbrush

Bug spray

Small first aid kit (I always bring an emergency kit when traveling with students)

Everything Else

Snorkel (I would rather use my own)

Hydroflask water bottle


Panamanian-style hat

Packable beach towel



Electronics chargers

External battery charger

Gift for our tour director

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