Packing List

Except in the central mountains, temperatures don’t vary much in the Dominican Republic, averaging a summery 81ºF (28ºC) to 87ºF (31ºC) in most places for much of the year. Tropical humidity can make the temperatures feel higher, though sea breezes help mitigate the effect. The rainy season is May to October, though on the north coast it can last until December.

Suggested Packing List:


Warm sweatshirt / fleece
Rain coat (light weight, water resistant for sudden, unexpected tropical showers)
Short-sleeved shirts
Gym / sportswear (for hiking / working)
Under garments, socks
Bathing suits
Jeans / long pants 
One pair of flip flops / sandals / water shoes
One pair of tennis shoes / closed toe sandals (these are for hiking and WILL get dirty)

Bath / Personal:

One towel - for swimming / beach
Personal medication
Prescription sea sickness pills or patch, if applicable
•      Glasses / contacts / contact solution
Personal toiletries

Must - Haves:

Work gloves
Two refillable water bottles
Passport. Must be valid for up to 6 months after your scheduled departure date from Dominican Republic


Books and/or magazines 
Watch or small alarm clock
Mini-flashlight / headlamp
Extra batteries (for your flashlight)
Light day bag or pack (small backpack would be ideal)
Sunglasses, particularly if you’re sensitive to sunlight
Personal snacks that you may need or crave (such as granola bars or power bars). 
Disposable camera, film camera or digital camera - and film or memory card(s) for digital camera


Linens / blankets
Hand soap
Bath towel 
Electrical adapters are not needed. 

*Laundry service is available on the Home Base for a nominal charge. We advise that you should bring enough lightweight clothes to avoid having to do laundry during the trip.

*Electrical outlets in the Dominican Republic are the same as in the United States. Voltage is 110-120 volts. There is no adapter needed if coming from the U.S.