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Travel Essentials & Where to Find Them

The Good Hunt Hat & Brooklane Hotel

Hat from The Good Hunt Pictured at The Brooklane Hotel

When you’re scrambling to find things you really need in order to get out of town, knowing where to go can save you a ton of time! Here’s what you might need and where to get it!

Biodegradable Sunscreen

This is necessary when you’re headed to an environmentally sensitive area like a beach near a sea turtle breeding ground or the cenotes in Tulum. Resorts and natural springs can be very strict when it comes to protecting wildlife, and it’s better to be prepared for that upon arrival. Several options are for sale at Derma within Farmacias del Ahorro on Ancha right now and come with a free gift.

Packing Cubes

These are without a doubt my favorite packing tool. They keep your suitcase organized and easy to navigate. Several colors are available at Miniso at Plaza Luciernaga for around $150 pesos. Miniso actually has tons of inexpensive travel items, so definitely take a look here if there is something else on your list.

Passport Cover

Who doesn’t love to show off a super sleek passport cover? Find a great selection at Casa R Concept Store on Mesones. Mine has space for a pen and credit cards, and I love it. They also have gorgeous shoes and handbags and super stylish men’s swim trunks.

Swimwear & Coverups

If you’re pretty tiny and want to show off a hot bod, head to Agua de Coco at Sollano 31 for haute Brazilian swimwear. They also have some gorgeous oversized scarves that are perfect for travel and double as a sarong. If you’re looking for more of a Miracle Suit (ahem, me) head to Liverpool at Luciernaga.

Travel Size Cosmetics

Find all the basics at La Comer. They carry small dry shampoos from Batiste, Argan oil lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, and shampoo & conditioner. If you are new to San Miguel, know that La Comer used to be called Mega, and many people from San Miguel still call it by this name. If you taxi driver asks you if you want to go to Mega, just say yes.

Natural Body Products

If you have a sensitive system, organic products are the way to go. With several options that are also zero-waste, you’ll feel good about using an alternative to store-bought cosmetics. Solid Shampoo and conditioner bars are great for travel and last longer than traditional liquid shampoos, and the face foam exfoliation soap is for everyday use and contains nutshell powder, almond oil, and rose essential oil.

To order, Whatsapp or email Cintia at +52 (415) 151-1260 or

Sheet Masks

Air travel can make your face simultaneously puffy and dry. It’s an ugly combination. Especially when you are away from your full arsenal of skin care products. Grab a Korean skincare sheet mask or ten at Miniso for about $30 pesos each.

Badass Accessories

Hats, sunglasses, and day packs in the most stylish of silhouettes are found at The Good Hunt on Aldama. The backpacks by Unmarked are perfect for city sightseeing. And there is no place in town with a better hat selection… Boaters, Panamas, and wide brim straw hats galore! Plus a range of price points when it comes to sunglasses and jewelry.