Sal is one of the 10 islands that make up Cape Verde. With miles of white sand beach, cobbled streets and a variety of bars and cafe, Sal is a popular destination for holiday makers looking for a relaxing break. With picturesque sights and year round fine weather a holiday to Sal should have all the ingredients of a well earned break. However, it is an unfortunate fact that many visitors to Sal experience avoidable holiday illness.
If you are staying in Sal 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.
Under cooked food and poor food hygiene in general has also been reported as the cause of many holiday illnesses in the region and all holidaymakers must be sure to follow these guidelines when travelling in and around Sal:
- 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 Sal 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 Sal, 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.