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Old October 22nd, 2003, 07:53 PM
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Default West Carribean--mosquitoes??

I am packing for the Oct 26th trip and since I have never been to Western Carribean, I was wondering if mosquitoes are a problem out there...Do I need to even bother bringing OFF?
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 08:20 PM
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Depends on where in the Western you are going. For the most part you will not see any mosquitoes unless you take a jungle trek.
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 08:31 PM
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We've never envcountered mosquitos in the Western Caribbean, but usually take a small bug spray, just in case.
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 09:21 PM
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Default Re: West Carribean--mosquitoes??

same here...didn't notice any bugs along the beaches. But we didn't venture into the jungles.
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 07:42 AM
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We were in Cozumel last week and for the first time we encountered flies. Since I just like to sit at the table under the thatched roof while the boys swim and not get out in the sun....they were really a nuisance. They were everywhere. We were there just a few months ago (exact same table on the beach ) but it was a breezy day and this was not a problem. So I am seriously considering taking a couple of this little thin pest strips with me in December, just in case. I had heard the flies are worse on the other side of the island...but this is the first time we had experienced them on the tourist side. No other critters...just flies. (And not the kind that bite...just annoying)
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 09:00 AM
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Default Re: West Carribean--mosquitoes??

We heard some people complain about them cave tubing in Belize, but never anywhere else!

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Old October 23rd, 2003, 11:04 AM
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I have been warned about the sand flies in Roatan Honduras. If you are going there be sure to use lots of insect repellant as the bites itch like crazy for days after. They are small and hard to see and sometimes you don't realize you're getting bitten.
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 11:51 AM
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we went in sept. the only problem was in belize - did tour of Altun Ha ruins - they were terrible there!!!! i'd bring some along just in case.
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 10:41 PM
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We were there last week 10/12-10/18. We visited Key West, Cozumel and Belize. We did notice the flies were pretty bad on the beach at Nachi Cocom, but it didn't ruin our day. We also went cave tubing in Belize (a blast, by the way) and did get a few mosquito bites...and we were using bug spray. The only time they bothered us was while walking through the jungle...during the actual tubing it was ok. They were no where near as bad as they are on the East Coast. Have fun.
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