With all the talk about Zika these days you would think that it is the only virus that mosquitoes can transmit to humans. Of course this is not the case as Dengue Fever alone kills twenty five thousand people per year. So where should you retire to in order to avoid all these mosquitoes and the terrible viruses that go with along with them?
Living near the equator where the Zika virus has taken hold is perfectly reasonable if you want to avoid the infection, but you must live in high altitudes conditions. Although going to get groceries might take a while, living in the mountains would be perfect since you would get to enjoy constant spring time weather. For example, Chile and Colombia contain high altitude living conditions that are idea for living a mosquito free life. Bogotá, Colombia, Arequipa, Peru and Puebla, Mexico already have a lot of American expats in whom you can socialize, and best of all they are all cities that are located at high altitudes where mosquitoes are not a problem.
Have you ever visited a city in the tropics that seemed to be mosquito free?