Malaria Zone? How bad are the mosquitoes?
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For what it's worth, I haven't heard of anyone contracting malaria in Cozumel either.
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Not sure if any sunscreen with bug juice in it is eco-friendly enough for them to let you use in places like Xcaret.
You will definitely want to wear insect repellant with DEET -- whether you're in Cozumel or Xcaret. Off Skintastic works great and does not stink.
If you're going in January, the mosquitos will be much less of a problem.
What Determines Your Individual Risk
All visitors to malaria risk areas are at risk of getting malaria; however, many factors determine the risk to an individual traveler. Even in the same locale, these factors can vary widely over time. From year to year, conditions such as amount of rainfall, the number of mosquitoes, and the number of infected persons in the area will change and may produce a different level of risk than previously seen.
There was recent discussion about this on Wahoo´s Bulletin Board and I believe there are ways around being disqualified from donating. Can´t remember all the circumstances however.