What is the best type of cosquito repellent to bring? Is it OK to bring Deet?
If mosquitos are a major concern for you, we would suggest bringing one natural repellent without DEET and one with DEET as a backup in case the natural one isn’t working well for you. It is preferable to refrain from using mosquito repellent with DEET during your time with us to support our sustainability initiative and to minimize that amount of toxic chemicals on your body when working with plants, however, we have many guests that choose to use DEET during their time at the Santuario Huishtin, and if you feel more comfortable with this, then that is ok. Please also note that the best protection against mosquitoes is staying covered with light-colored long sleeve shirts, pants, and socks.
All of our buildings (guest housing, dining areas, and ceremony spaces) are screened. Every bed is also covered with a mosquito net for extra protection.
There are several lemons in Santuario Huishtin that also help fight mosquitoes. Pick some lemon and rub it with lemon juice because it will help remove itching from mosquito bites.