Will I die in Cap verde ?

Will I die in Cap verde ?

Hello ! I don't really mean that question literally, I just want to know, according to people who have been there, how they felt about the whole mosquito / malaria threat. Did you do a preventive treatment ? Was it hard not to get bitten ? Can I just go like that and probably won't get malaria ? What do you recommend ? Thanks ! :)

Question about Cape Verde

Hi there are you talking about visiting all of the islands or mainly Sal and Boa Vista - the main tourist destinations? I have never taken malaria tablets or known any one else take them either. There are very few times when you get mosquitos at all and as far as I have been told they are not malaria carrying. If there is any rain and that tends to be Aug/ Sept then there are more flies and mosquitos otherwise you don't notice much. Some people seem to get bitten more easily than others where ever they go. I would suggest that you buy off the shelf insect repellant and spray yourself with that. I hope that helps. Helen