If you’re planning on attending the 2024 Women’s Travel Fest in Playa del Carmen, get ready for perfect weather, stunning views, and exciting adventures.
Because it takes in such a fun and dynamic city, you’ll want to make sure you’ve packed everything you need in order to take full advantage of the conference and to be able to explore all that Playa has to offer!
But if you want more help with packing for Mexico, head to Travel Fashion Girl (they are, after all, presenting Women’s Travel Fest)), and check out their tips:
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From taking notes at morning conference sessions to networking at happy hour, and from diving in cenotes to sunbathing at the beach, we’ve covered it all in this complete guide.
Take a look at these must-pack items so you can be ready for anything!
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Weekend Packing List for Playa Del Carmen
When it comes to packing for a weekend conference, only bring the essentials. That said, you should also make sure you have everything you’ll need to enjoy your trip to the fullest — especially in such a fun and dynamic destination as Playa del Carmen!
The key to packing for a weekend trip is versatility. Keep things light by bringing clothes that you can mix and match and that’ll easily transition from day to night.
Also, keep in mind Playa del Carmen’s gorgeously hot and sunny weather! (Oh, and don’t forget to pack your swimwear and sportier items if you plan on swimming in cenotes or any adventurous excursions!)
Here’s a basic packing list to get you started:
- 1 pair of lightweight pants or linen pants
- 1 pair of shorts
- 2-3 tops
- 1 dress
- 1-2 bathing suits and a pair of flip flops
- 1 beach cover-up
- 1 pair of comfortable sneakers or sporty sandals for any sightseeing and excursions
- 1 pair of sandals or ballet flats for nicer occasions
- A lightweight jacket or blazer
- A sun hat
- Polarized sunglasses
For even more specific ideas on what to pack for Playa del Carmen, check out this excellent guide!
Toiletries Packing List for Playa del Carmen
When packing for a weekend trip, try to downsize your toiletries as much as you can and only bring what you absolutely need. The easiest way to keep things light is to decant your toiletries into smaller containers.
Another helpful toiletry hack is to switch some of your liquid products to their solid versions! You’ll save space and won’t have to worry about TSA restrictions or spilling.
Here are some toiletry musts for a weekend in PDC:
- Hanging toiletry bag to save space and keep organized
- Sweatproof makeup and compact makeup palettes
- Makeup remover cloth
- Mosquito repellent
- Reef-safe sunscreen or sunscreen sticks
Here’s a travel favorite, Compass Rose Packing Cubes – a great accessory for your next travel!
Weekend Conference Essentials List
Because a travel conference is a bit different than your typical vacay, your packing list should have some additional gear that’ll see you through long days of exciting sessions!
Be sure you have all your techy essentials for staying connected, as well as their corresponding chargers. Items like a reusable water bottle and a portable charger are easy to forget, but they’ll be lifesavers if either you or your devices get drained!
Here are some travel conference must-haves for your packing list:
- Portable charger
- Travel cord organizer
- Portable travel strip
- A notebook and pen
- Business cards
- Noise-canceling headphones/earbuds (especially for flying!)
- Reusable water bottle
- Business backpack
Luggage and Bags for a Weekend Conference
A weekender bag is a fantastic option for a weekend travel conference. It’ll keep things simple and mobile on travel days and will fit all you need for a weekend away.
A lot of weekender bags have stellar organization and features like padded laptop sleeves, separate compartments, and trolley sleeves. They’re perfect for digital nomads and business travelers, and can also be used as personal items on longer trips!
Also, since you’ll be at the beach or lounging by a pool (of which, we guarantee you’ll be at), consider taking a colorful and fun beach bag along on your sunny excursion!
Another travel accessory favorite is the Compass Rose secret bra pocket wallet, protecting your valuables against theft!
If you prefer to travel with a suitcase, opt for a lightweight and smooth-rolling carry on. You might want to consider business-oriented luggage if you’re looking for built-in features like portable chargers, padded laptop sleeves, or garment bags.
Whether you go with a weekender bag or a carry-on suitcase, a business backpack will make the perfect final addition to your luggage. Doubling as a personal item on your travel days and then as a day bag during the conference, it’ll easily store your laptop or tablet, chargers, water, notebooks, pens, and all of your other necessities!
When you want to keep it light during the day and for going out at night, definitely bring a smaller crossbody purse. Make sure it’s comfy to carry, light and compact yet able to hold all the essentials, and versatile for going from day to night!
Maximize your packing space and keep your outfits nice and neat with packing cubes. They’ll keep your clothing ultra-organized during your trip, too, so you’ll always know where each item is without having to dig through your bag!
Want to know more about Women’s Travel Fest? Read About Us here. We look forward to welcoming you to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, February 16-19, 2024! And watch out for news on the 2025 conference destination!