I had quickly brisked over the “Sand Fly” problem in Central America in my guide book, but thought nothing of it. Yeah, Sand Flies, Malaria, Crime, Robbery, GI Upset, whatever. It’s all relative.
It has been rainy here in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, and I have only had the pleasure of spending a whole 30 minutes on the beach the 4 days we have been here, but 30 minutes was all it took. I felt nothing, but now I cannot go to sleep without Benadryl Topical Gel and Oral Pills. Supposedly they carry tons of awful diseases, but I suppose all I can really do at this point is try my darndest not to scratch them. Soooooooooooo Itchhhhyyyyyyyyyyy helllllllllp meeeeeeeeee!!
Sand Fleas are no joke folks.