Located 500 kilometres off the African West Coast Cape Verde has been nicknamed the African Caribbean due to the fact it is made up of several individual islands all sporting some of the best beaches this side of the Atlantic. The most popular areas of Cape Verde are Boa Vista and Sal, both are a unique melting pot of cultures and feature a vast variety of music, fashion and food. Unfortunately they can also feature a vast array of holiday illnesses.
Although many all-inclusive holidaymakers find a fantastic experience awaits them on their visit to Cape Verde, it is an unfortunate fact that cases of avoidable holiday illnesses are reported. If you are staying in Cape Verde and are served raw or contaminated food you may suffer from a holiday illness. Illness caused by bacteria such as Salmonella, Shigella and E. coli are not uncommon.
Poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.
Whilst staying in Cape Verde it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:
- Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
- Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
- Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Cape Verde will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment.
It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday to Cape Verde get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.
We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.