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mosquitoes in costa ricaMosquitoes are the bane of every traveler. They flit across borders, threatening vacations with infections, viruses and irritated skin. 

Those visiting Costa Rica are reasonable, therefore, to question whether mosquitoes exist in the country.

They do - in high numbers.

Costa Rica’s unique geographic position allows it to rest along an equator. This causes high temperatures and strong humidity, which breeds mosquitoes. Those visiting Los Suenos, Jaco or Manuel Antonio should expect to see them while trekking through the many jungles and mangroves.

Battle these insects with powerful repellents (use ones with strong N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, or DEET, percentages), long sleeve shirts and pants. Note that most mosquitoes appear at dawn or dusk so consider remaining indoors during these hours.

A mosquito bite can prove dangerous for any traveler. Take precautions while staying in the Central Pacific.

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