What to Pack for a Beach Vacation?

Are you ready to hit the beach? Before you do, ensure you’re prepared with all the necessary items for an awesome time. Packing for a beach adventure can be fun, but you need to know the important things you should take for your trip.

In this blog, we will guide you through how to pack for a boat trip to the beach. So, grab your sunscreen, and let’s get started on this sandy escapade!

Must Haves for a Beach Vacation


If your beach vacation includes a boat trip (a cherry on top), you’re in for some splish-splash fun! Here are the absolute must-haves that will make your boat-tastic adventure unforgettable:


Sunscreen is the most important item you need to pack for your beach vacation. It’s a no-brainer that the sun’s rays can be dangerous, and sunscreen helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Make sure to apply your sun protection often!


Pack several beach towels – one for drying off after spending time in the water and another for a quick dry-off on the beach. Towels will also be useful if you sunbathe during your beach vacation.


Another must-have is a bathing suit to swim on the beautiful beaches of Nicaragua. Whether you prefer bikinis, trunks, or one-piece swimsuits, pack at least two of them in your beach bag with some cover-ups to quickly change between activities at the beach.

Hat and Sunglasses

Don’t forget to pack a wide-brimmed sun hat and sunglasses to protect your face and eyes from the sun. The hat will provide some much-needed shade while you bask in the sun. And sunglasses will ensure that your vision isn’t affected by the sun’s bright rays.


Beach days can get tiring, so it’s important to pack some snacks to keep your energy levels up throughout the trip. Pack a stash of yummy snacks – from fresh fruit to crunchy chips – to keep your energy levels riding the waves.

Seasickness Remedy

Smooth sailing is the goal, but if the sea gets too jumpy, pack some seasickness remedies. Whether it’s ginger candies, some over-the-counter meds, or a few extra seasickness bands, it is best to be prepared in case of unexpected waves.

Waterproof Phone Pouch

Say cheese to the fishes! With a water-resistant phone pouch, you can capture all those awesome moments without worrying about your phone taking an accidental dip.

Other Essentials

Apart from the must-haves, you should pack some other essentials for a successful beach vacation. These include flip-flops or sandals, extra clothing items like shorts and shirts, a first-aid kit, insect repellent, water bottles to stay hydrated throughout your trip, and lots of sunscreen!


Choosing Your Beach Destination

While there are countless stunning beaches across the globe, one destination that truly stands out is San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Nestled along the Pacific Coast, this tranquil seaside town has become a magnet for beach-loving adventurers.

San Juan del Sur offers a unique mix of pristine sandy beaches, vibrant local culture, and water sports. Moreover, no visit to San Juan del Sur would be complete without a boat trip along the magnificent Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. These boat trips offer a unique way to explore the stunning coastline with secluded beaches. These trips also feature snorkeling and fishing activities, making it a must-do experience for any beach vacationer.

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Set Sail for Epic Memories!

Packing for a beach vacation with an epic boat trip is like getting ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Remember, each must-have is a puzzle piece that completes your maritime masterpiece! So, grab your shades, don that sailor hat, and get ready to set sail for the sunniest, splashiest, and happiest vacation ever.

Esmeralda Sailing offers the perfect private yacht charter for your beach vacation. We provide all-inclusive sailing experiences along Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast in just minutes! Our catamaran, Esmeralda Lagoon 39, is equipped with four cabins, four bathrooms, a kitchen, an internal lounge, a deck lounge, entertainment features, and more. Book one of our packages now and prepare to experience the beauties of the Pacific coast of Nicaragua!

Our Sailors’ Experience

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Yaosca Jimenez Mairena

Easy booking process. Great staff, the service was amazing! The catamaran is beautiful, luxury, spacious and very clean. Perfect for our group. We will definitely book it again.

Suyen Vargas Lunin

Sailing on the Esmeralda was indeed a treat to myself. Being surrounded by the most amazing hues of the turquoise water of the Emerald Coast and the views of virgin beaches on the coastline was a calming and breathtaking experience. The crew on this boat is really amazing. Friendly, good knowledge, detail oriented and service minded, they spread a very good vibe to everyone.

Maria García | Interior Designer .

I loved the boat Esmeralda, the attention of the great Maritza and of the captain of the boat. The sunset session we had was epic, thank you for your great care. Highly recommended to do it when in San Juan.

Margaux Armonía

Honestly, a potent experience that absorbs the Nature, the scenery, the incredible attention to detail within the boat. My body felt regenerated from that unforgettable afternoon on board the Esmeralda. Martiza is one of the most dynamic hostesses out there. Highly recommended, a must-do in San Juan del Sur!

Tamara Montenegro

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