I don’t think the bugs, insects and
mosquitos are bad in Granada, Nicaragua.
How bothersome they are depends on your living arrangements. If you live in an American-standard sealed apartment or home, you’re not going to be molested. And even outdoors most of the time, it’s really not a big issue. I’ve never found the bugs, insects or mosquitoes in Granada to be bothersome.
If you were to compare the bugs, insects and mosquitoes of Granada with, for example, California, you would find several differences. In California, we have four seasons, while in Granada, we only have two; either the wet season or the dry season. Some insects are more prevalent during the dry season and some are more prevalent during the wet season. But in general, I would compare the bug situation in Granada more to south Florida, which I’m familiar with.
However, I’ve been here in Nicaragua for many years, and I’ve never had a problem with those sorts of things. I’ve never had dengue or anything like that. A lot of it really depends on where you spend your time. However, I don’t think that I’ve even known anybody in Granada who’s had any difficult issues with insects.
You may have a situation in Granada where, depending on the wind and all sorts of other considerations you don’t want to go outside right at sunset, but that doesn't happen very much or very often.
If you were more in a jungle environment, perhaps in certain areas in other countries or on the eastern part of Nicaragua, it may be an issue, but, in Granada, it’s drier here. Even our jungle is sort of a semi-arid, highlands jungle, not humid with lots of rivers.