I’ll be travelling to the DR in a few days and will be spending some time in the jungle near Samana. Could someone tell me if there are leeches here? We went to Borneo last year where leeches were present and I wanted to be prepared if necessary!
Leeches in Dominican Republic?
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Hi Andrea, I am in the process of editing our new Dominican Republic guide (to be published later this year) and I can confirm that nary a leech is mentioned anywhere in the text! I think you’re OK. I’ll double-check with our author though just in case some late leech update is looming.
I would be more afraid of tarantulas or centipedes if in jungle… there are also some snakes, but most of them are not dangerous. and of course – there are mosquitos transmitiing dengue and chikugunya
and as Neil said – leeches are not a issue to be afraid of…