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.

Suggested Packing List:

Must - Haves:

  • Passport. Must be valid for up to 6 months after your scheduled departure date
  • Comfortable shoes for walking
  • One refillable water bottle


  • 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 / water shoes

Bath / Personal:

  • Personal medication
  • Glasses / contacts / contact solution / retainer, 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
  • Disposable camera, film camera or digital camera - and film or memory card(s) for digital camera

Discover Corps Provides:

  • Linens / blankets
  • Pillow
  • Towels
  • Hand soap