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Money belts and bikinis?

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1. Posted by LindsJ (Budding Member 29 posts) 8y

I'm heading down to Costa Rica solo in three weeks. I've been doing some reading on money belts and the like and I think that for where I'm heading, they're impractical as my wardrobe will consist mostly of bikinis, shorts and t-shirts.

Are there any other methods to keep my passport, airline tickets and money safe while not being obvious that I'm carrying these things with me?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

2. Posted by Emmalineau (Full Member 94 posts) 8y

Hmmm, think you're going to have trouble finding a bikini that will enable you to disguise your passport, cash etc!!

I have a fantastic bikini that has a little pocket on the inside of the cup where I can store a small amount of cash but you'd probably be best to lock your passport, papers, large amounts of cash etc in your hotel safe. I do this quite often and it's a good place to keep things.

3. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 8y

You can still wear a money belt under shorts and a t-shirt :)

I always just take a little bit of money with me and leave the rest of my important things in a locker or secure location. There really isn't much else you can do to hide all these items when you're carrying them besides having a money belt or hidden compartment somewhere on you.

4. Posted by LindsJ (Budding Member 29 posts) 8y

Quoting Emmelina

Hmmm, think you're going to have trouble finding a bikini that will enable you to disguise your passport, cash etc!!

I have a fantastic bikini that has a little pocket on the inside of the cup where I can store a small amount of cash but you'd probably be best to lock your passport, papers, large amounts of cash etc in your hotel safe. I do this quite often and it's a good place to keep things.

I never even thought about putting it there. That's a great idea! Thank you!

5. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 8y

There are also waterproof boxes you can hang around your neck. I have one that's a little bigger than a deck of cards that can hold money and credit cards and such. I got mine at REI.

6. Posted by LindsJ (Budding Member 29 posts) 8y

Quoting laurim

There are also waterproof boxes you can hang around your neck. I have one that's a little bigger than a deck of cards that can hold money and credit cards and such. I got mine at REI.

That's a great idea, thank you!

7. Posted by flir67 (Budding Member 21 posts) 8y

you can sewing a pocket into the inside of your shorts.

or get some iron on paches and a little piece of extra fabric and make a iron on pocket inside. quick and easy.

8. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 416 posts) 8y

yeah, but where do you hide your valuables at the nude beach??.. *lol*