Posted by Don | Posted in Everything Else, Fall Vacation, Spa Vacations, Spring Vacation | Posted on 16-11-2013
One of the most popular activities when people visit a rainforest is to trek through the jungle. Wild monkeys await along with a myriad of other critters and insects. Suddenly you realize this was more than you had bargained for. With proper preparation you will be ready to escape to the jungle.
#4 First Timers Should Use Guides
If this is your first foray into jungle trekking it is wise to use the services of a tour guide. They are going to have the proper knowledge of the ins and outs of the jungle conditions and terrain. Guided hikes are designed to help trekkers get through the jungle terrain safely.
#3 Proper Supplies Are Key
One key to successful trekking through the jungle is to make sure you carry necessary equipment hands free. Due diligence means multiple visits to sporting goods stores that can lead you to the most durable but light to carry backpacks. One that is waterproof, with separate compartments for holding water bottles, fruit juices, cookies, and other snacks, and separate wet and dry clothes. Sunscreen is essential to protect from the rays strong rays of the jungle. Bug spray is a must to guard against mosquitoes that are plentiful in the moist climate. A wide brimmed hat also shields you from the sun.
#2 Good Fitted Footwear Will Make Each Step Easier
It is essential to buy the best hiking boots your money can buy. Compare prices and styles and how the final contenders fit at your local sporting goods stores. Superb ankle and arch support is mandatory to deal with the rigors of the jungle terrain. It has to withstand hours of walking paths, possible rain, mud, and gravel. Try on socks that you will wear with the boots in the store or buy some there to make sure the fit is exact.
#1 Timing Is Everything
Costa Rica has two seasons, the dry and the green/rainy. Although some of the more experienced trekkers do not mind going out to the jungle during rainy seasons. Just know that some of the paths are inaccessible from being rained out.
Exploring the jungle is an awe-inspiring experience. Proper planning before you get there will allow you to gather memories for years to come.