Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Holidays are meant to be fun, if you prepare in advance you wont be caught out.

Holidaying in Miraflores is unlike most other  holidays. you will be renting from owners who have their holiday home well equipped with all the little things needed for a summer holiday.

If you contact the owner and establish if that item you need is already supplied in the property it will save you time and money bringing your own.

below is a list of things you may need to refresh your memory. the list is not endless but just some idea of things we think you may need check.

Before the journey

  1. Check passport is valid
  2. Check flight times allow extra time for departure airport.
  3. Check flight times and valid tickets.
  4. Holiday Insurance
  5. EH1C
  6. Arrange car Hire link available on this web site for competive rates.bring all booking information and documentation.
  7. Arrange taxi from airport or other transport to the resort.
  8. Money both local and foreign.
  9. Check house before departure

Some extra things to think of

  1. Credit cards
  2. Traveler Cheques
  3. Holiday home address.
  4. Holiday home keys or arrangements and contact telephone number of the meet and greet agent.
  5. Holiday address , its a good idea to have this address written on a piece of card to show the taxi driver.
  6. Driving licence.

Personal essentials

  1. Mobile phone and charger
  2. Camera and film
  3. Glasses
  4. Hearing aid

  5. Contact lens
  6. Personal medication for you and for  all traveling

Clothing, plan your visit, do you really need to bring all that clothing most properties are equipped with washing machines for ease of use.

  1. Shorts
  2. Tee shirts
  3. Swin wear
  4. walking socks
  5. Jumper  for the cool of the evening.
  6. Trousers Etc Etc

Foot ware

  1. Shoes
  2. Sandals
  3. Flipflops
  4. trainers
  5. walking shoes or boots

Them little things

  1. Sunglasses
  2. Sunhat
  3. Gloves
  4. Belt
  5. Handbags
  6. Jewellery

Bed Linen Towels Etc

Some owners insist in clients bringing their own bed linen be sure to check.

All the fun of the beach

  1. Bucket and spade
  2. Sports equipment
  3. Beach Chairs and mats
  4. Lilo
  5. Snorklel
  6. Goggles
  7. Flippers
  8. Arm band or other float aid
  9. Beach bag
  10. Cool bag or box

Dont for get the baby

a lot of these items can be hired locally but plan before you go.

  1. Travel cot
  2. High Chair
  3. baby car seat
  4. Baby clothes
  5. disposable nappies
  6. baby products
  7. Changing equipment
  8. Baby food and sterilising equipment.
  9. Dummy
  10. Baby bottle and formula


Every one of us is different ,so take your time to write out a list of all necessary medication for all those traveling and take enough for the duration of your stay and a little bit more.

  1. Contraceptives
  2. travel sickness pils
  3. Anti-histamine tablets
  4. Diarrhoea medicine
  5. Bite/sting cream
  6. Waterproof plasters
  7. Insect repellent
  8. Antiseptic cream

Get plugged in

  1. Film
  2. Camcorder
  3. Plug adaptors
  4. Mp3 or similar

For the Flight

  1. Support socks
  2. Travel pillow
  3. Ear plugs
  4. Eye mask
  5. boiled sweets for landing
  6. Travel games and reading material.

For a clean start to your holiday Tolieteries

  1. Suntan lotion
  2. After Sun
  3. Lip Balm
  4. Shampoo
  5. Conditioner
  6. Soap
  7. Bath products
  8. Shower cap
  9. Razor
  10. Shaving foam
  11. Make up
  12. Toothpaste
  13. Tooth brushes
  14. Moistuisrer
  15. Female products/tampons etc
  16. Deoderant
  17. Wet wipes
  18. After shave

As we said the list is endless