Hello all, I'm thinking of heading to Máncora over Christmas and New Year for sand and surf but have read that there are sandflies on the beaches there. Is this true, and if so then how bad are they? I was really badly bitten on a virgin Cambodian island many years ago and now I always check whether a destination is sand fly free. We like to spend our days tanning on the beach and surfing, so Máncora appears to be the perfect place, but as sad as it sounds we'll steer well clear of the town if we can't lie on the beach in peace without being bitten by these dreaded blood suckers. Thanks for your honest advice.