I preface this question by saying I am not an alarmist, but I am going to be travelling with children so I'm cautious. I had no idea that there was a malaria risk in the Puerto Escondido/Puerto Angel area till last night when at the travel clinic. Both Canadian and US websites show a strong risk in the region including the coast.
Now I know March is the dry season, and the risk is mostly at night. I know it is my decision whether to take meds, use DEET and possibly nets at night, etc.
Just wondering what is typical for most tourists? I am trying to balance the risk of malaria and the risks of taking the meds....so anecdotal input is welcome at this point!