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Ottawa, Canada
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Hi, I know that Malaria is low risk in Costa Rica, however Gunacaste and Limon seem to have warnings to take the pills, that are relatively low cost. I am going during green season, where there will be more than likely be more mosquitos. Any advice? Better safe than sorry?

Grecia, Costa Rica
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I can understand your concern, however, many locals and travelers don't bother, and use common sense with a touch of spray (try to get a green one) The problem with anti-malarials is they don't guarantee results and often have unpleasant side effects. Unless you will be working in the deep rain forest/jungle, I wouldn't bother. My 2 colones worth. Have a great holiday.

Edited: 10:44 am, June 04, 2012
San Jose, Costa Rica
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In my almost 60 years living in my country Costa Rica...until today I have not meet one single person that any time suffer malaria...maybe I´m lucky...

The best for you maybe bring or buy once you are here some mosquito repellent...

The Malaria pills can be worse than Malaria !1


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3. Re: Malaria

Limon has issues, Guanacaste none.

Cahuita, Costa Rica
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4. Re: Malaria

Limon has lots of issues but malaria is very, very rarely one of them! Bug spray is your best bet to keep away the mosquitos and sleep under a net or fan to prevent bites at night. Have a wonderful time!

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