Panama has mosquitos, but they are not overwhelming. There aren’t many mosquitos near urban areas, but they can become more of a nuisance in rural parts, especially along the Caribbean coast, which is rainier than the rest of Panama. Mosquitos are most active during dawn and dusk, so it’s best to stay indoors around these times if you’re worried about getting bit. Using insect repellent (with 30-50 percent DEET) and wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants will help you avoid exposure. Sleeping in rooms with screened windows and/or mosquito netting is also a good idea.
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