We're going to Puerto Plata in just over a week and I would like to get some response on malaria medication from fellow travellers. I know Puerto Plata is not on Health Canada's list of potential malaria concentrations (they recommend anyone travelling to Punta Cana (sp?) to take malaria medication. Talked to my Doctor today and he advised if I don't have to take it I shouldn't. Said there were numerous side effects and that long term effects have yet to be studied. I was thinking that a more preventative course of action may be better - i.e. using deet off, ect. What the general concensus with malaria mediacation and the Dominican?