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Mosquitos on Curaçao, what to do?

Mosquitos on Curaçao, what to do?

Looking forward to a wonderful holiday to Curaçao? Prepare yourself well for the mosquitoes. There are a lot of mosquitoes that love tourists! Why tourists in particular? And what can you do about it? That's what we're going to tell you. 

Mosquitos on Curaçao

There are a lot of mosquitoes on Curaçao, because of the tropical climate. Unfortunately, there's not much we can do about that. Especially the rainy season, the period from September to the end of December, is known as the season with the most mosquitoes. In general you will be less bothered by mosquitoes from January to September. Fortunately, the Caribbean mosquitoes are not dangerous, but that does not alter the fact that the itching of the mosquito bites can be very annoying. There are a number of things you can do to protect yourself from those oh-so-nasty mosquito bites.

Use deet!

Deet, I'm sure you've heard of it. Deet is a substance that disrupts the sense of smell of mosquitoes, which makes it less easy for them to find you and so you are less likely to be stung. DEET is available in different forms, namely: cream, spray, rollers or gel. For adults it is recommended to use a product with 50% deet and for children 30%.

Mosquito net

It is very important to sleep well at night, especially on vacation. Then it doesn't help if you have a buzzing mosquito in the bedroom at night. A good solution for this is to hang a mosquito net. Then the mosquitoes don't stand a chance to sting you.

Air conditioner on

Mosquitoes like to be in rooms where it is warm and humid, they are absolutely not a fan of cold or drafts. Because of the heat on Curaçao you will soon turn on the air conditioning, but this also helps to fight the mosquitoes. Win-win I would say!


In addition to the above tips, there are also remedies in the supermarket to combat mosquitoes. For example, buy a smoke spiral or a citronella candle. When you light it, the smell and smoke will keep the mosquitoes away. You can also still choose the most effective way: whack! With an (electric) fly swatter you know for sure that that one annoying mosquito can no longer bother you.

Am I more bothered by mosquitoes as a tourist?

The answer to this question is actually very simple: yes. When you interact a lot with local people, you will notice that mosquitoes are more likely to attract you than to the locals. They see it as new blood and that makes the tourists more attractive to the mosquitoes. If you stay on the island for a longer period of time, you will notice that the number of mosquito bites decreases after a few weeks. Until then, it is wise to protect yourself well against mosquitoes so that you can enjoy your holiday to the fullest!

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