Packing for your next Panama yoga retreat should be a balance between comfort and items suited to the activities you expect to be doing. In this post, we will provide a comprehensive packing list to help you prepare for your Panama yoga retreat at Selva Terra.



We provide all yoga props, including non-slip yoga mats, straps, bolsters, blocks, blankets and eye pillows. However, if you prefer to practice with your own towel, we suggest bringing a microfibre or non-slip yoga towel



Selva Terra is subject to coastal weather patterns along the Pacific coast, and the temperatures on the island are generally hot all year around, with relatively stable temperatures. The temperature ranges between 70F to 90F, with most of the year above 80F.

For your yoga practice, we suggest packing comfortable and breathable yoga clothes, including loose yoga pants, or shorts, along with moisture-wicking tops and sports bras.

Outside of yoga, make sure that you bring your swimsuit so that you can fully enjoy our infinity pool, beaches and any boat excursions that are part of your retreat. You may also want to consider a light cover-up when moving between yoga sessions or an option for cooler evenings.

Regarding footwear, we recommend comfortable sandals or flip flops for lounging around the resort and beaches. We also highly recommend a pair of trainers or hiking shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Our hiking trail is easy-moderate difficulty, and is completely immersed in the jungle.

For sun protection, bring a cap or a bucket hat to shield your face from the sun as well as sunglasses with UV protection to shield your eyes. If you have polarised sunglasses, they can help you spot the underwater world even more from the boat!



All of our rooms are equipped with shampoo, conditioner, body soap and hand soap. Pack travel-sized toiletries, including sunscreen, insect repellent and other personal hygiene items. We don’t have a serious problem with mosquitoes, but on some days, no-see-ums come out at dusk and dawn for 1 hour. We stock insect repellent at the resort in case they bother you. But if you want your own bottle handy at all times, we find this brand the most efficient against no-see-ums.



For Entertainment and Relaxation: Consider Books, Journals, or Sketchbooks during down-time, leisure and personal reflection. If you choose to bring any electronic devices them, ensure you have chargers and adaptersPanama’s electrical outlets are the same as the US: Type A and Type B, so bring a suitable adapter if needed.

Money: Panama uses the Panamanian balboa and U.S. dollar, which are 1:1. Most places in Panama City accept credit card. Before travelling, ensure your cards work internationally and notify your bank of your travel plans if necessary. The resort doesn’t have a cash machine but it resort accepts both cash and credit card (Mastercard and Visa). Note that tips are not included in your all-inclusive package, and are usually offered to our resort staff at the end of your stay.  



Consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unexpected events or emergencies during your trip. Also ensure your travel documents such as your passport and/or visa are valid. All passports must be at least 6 months ahead from the expiry date when travelling to Panama.



We hope you enjoyed this post and we look forward to welcoming you on your next Panama Yoga Retreat at Selva Terra Private Island Resort! See you soon!