The world is such that various parts have different climate types. While some are mostly cold, some are mostly hot. The five major types of climates in the world are classified as tropical, dry, temperate, continental and polar. Tropical climates are generally warm all through the year with temperatures averaging between 25oC and 28oC or 77oF to 82oF. The warm temperature is due to getting more exposure to the sun. A major reason why people travel to countries with tropical climates is to have vacations in the sun. Here are some of the top travel must-haves during your vacation to a tropical country.
One of the major things people enjoy when they go to tropical countries is the beach. Due to the warm weather, swimming in the cold pool can bring some relief. Hence, you should get appropriate swimwear that you will put on when you want to swim. You should not forget other swim gear like a swim mask or goggles if you prefer to put on such gear while swimming. Aqua socks, flip-flops or other appropriate footwear for the beach will also go a long way to make your visit to the beach easier and worth it.
Sunglasses and sunscreen
The sun has harmful rays known as ultra-violet rays. You should prepare to protect yourself from this type of ray as much as possible. To protect your eyes, you should travel with your sunglasses or get one as soon as you get to your destination. You will also need sunscreen and a lot of it for that matter. In some cases, the sunscreen for your face might be different from what you use for other parts of the body. Hence, you should get the appropriate sunscreen for you after screening it to make sure it doesn’t have synthetic ingredients such as parabens. You don’t have to take your lotions or creams along as the hot weather will make them sticky. You should also take a face cap or hat along to protect your head and face from the sun.
For any type of travel and any place you are travelling to, travel insurance is important. Travelling to a tropical country is not left out. Get good travel insurance that should cover your health, luggage and probably delayed flight among others. A good travel insurance policy will give you peace of mind during your trip knowing that if anything you have insured goes wrong, you won’t have to bother about spending your own money.
The warm weather of the tropics attracts insects. Some of these insects, such as mosquitoes could be harmful or harmless. For instance, some mosquitoes are responsible for spreading dengue, Zika and Malaria. You can protect yourself from insects, and by implication, any disease they carry by using an effective insect repellent. You might want to confirm that DEET is one of the ingredients for the insect repellent you are travelling with as it is effective at repelling insects.
Putting on heavy clothing in the tropics will only make you uncomfortable. You will also sweat a lot as a result of the heat. To prevent this, it will be best to travel in light clothing. Clothing made from merino wool, nylon, linen, rayon, cotton and other breathable fabrics will go a long way to keep you comfortable and reduce how much heat you are exposed to in tropical countries. You should also look out for countries where there are strict dress codes. Women are often most affected by strict dress codes. If such codes exist, you will have to travel with clothing that aligns with their dress code, or you completely avoid such countries.