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How is the mosquitos/bugs situation in Bocas?
Bocas offers a paradisiac lifestyle, and it is a restful and secure place to live. However, the bugs and mosquitoes can be nuisances depending on the time of day. Since Bocas del Toro is located in a tropical area, the bugs seem to be more prominent depending on the time of day. The worst times of day are an hour before and after sunrise and an hour before and after sunset.
Just to be on the safe side, one should always apply a bug/mosquito repellant before venturing out. On the deck, just light up a spiral or citronella candles help a lot, turn on the fans and fumigate around the house occasionally.
Coconut oil is famous, and one local business makes and sells an all-natural bug juice that works as well. Different things work for different people, so be prepared to experiment with a few things to find the one that works best for you.