First of all, this will be my second time to Costa Rica, so I know what to expect as far as weather, bugs and terrain, however last time I went I was a kid and did not do any kind of overnight trips.
Ill be staying at Osa Mountain Village resort, and will be doing mostly day hikes but will have the opportunity to do some overnights as well.
My questions to the folks at bpl:
-Clothing & socks? cotton vs synthetic vs wool or other... really have no idea what material is best for hot humid rainy environments. Poncho vs rainsuit? We will be on maintained trails.
-Shelter? tent or hammock (I'm leaning towards hammock because it would keep me off the ground away from bugs etc, but I already have a hexamid plus and do not wish to dish out any more $$ if I can avoid it.)
And lastly, footwear. I have some breathable innov8 flyrocs that I currently use for Hikes in the sierras and socal mountains. I figure in a wet environment, It would be better to have breathable and quick drying shoes opposed to gortex WP boots. Should I stick with this footwear?
Also, As far as the rest of my camping/backpacking setup goes, I figure it would remain the same in the rain forest >>> i.e. cookware, first aid, hygiene.
Thanks! Any tips or input, especially on clothing, would be greatly appreciated!