Just south of the capital, Sal Rei and featuring a 55 kilometre stretch of coastline, Boa Vista – which means ‘Beautiful View’ – is very similar to the Caribbean. Unfortunately the view is not beautiful for all visitors to Boa Vista who experience holiday illness. Boa Vista is relatively new to the tourism scene and as such is quiet enough to be very popular among couples on honeymoon, or just holidaymakers looking for a relaxing break. For many of these holidaymakers, their trip of a lifetime can be ruined due to avoidable issues of poor safety and hygiene.
Although some all-inclusive holidaymakers find a satisfactory experience awaits them on their visit to Boa Vista, it is an unfortunate fact that cases of avoidable holiday illnesses are reported. If you are staying in Boa Vista 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 Boa Vista 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 Boa Vista 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 Boa Vista 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.