Packing List

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Packing List

In Oaxaca, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is warm year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 47°F to 87°F and is rarely below 42°F or above 93°F.

While we are in the community of Teotitlán, credit card is not accepted. This is a small village without an ATM and thus functions on a cash economy. Mexican pesos or U.S. Dollars are accepted, smaller bills or correct change are very much appreciated.

Suggested Packing List:

Must - Haves:

  • Passport. Must be valid for up to 6 months after your scheduled departure date

  • Day bag with resusable water bottle, extra masks, and hand sanitizer

  • Comfortable shoes for walking


  • Rain jacket / wind breaker (waterproof)

  • Short-sleeved shirts

  • Long-sleeved shirts

  • Under garments

  • Socks

  • Shorts (no shorter than mid-thigh)

  • Jeans / long pants

  • Pajamas

  • Swim suit and one pair of flip flops / sandals

Bath / Personal:

  • Personal medication

  • glasses (if applicable)

  • Personal toiletries (If you have certain items that you absolutely need, bring enough to last until you return home. Don't forget to bring gender specific products)

  • Sunscreen

  • Towel (for Hierve el Agua. There is a changing room and restroom on site)


  • Books and/or magazines

  • Watch or small alarm clock

  • Sunglasses

  • Personal snacks that you may need or crave

Discover Corps Provides:

  • Linens / blankets

  • Pillow

  • Towels

  • Hand soap