Located in the North of Goa, Calangute is one of the county’s most popular – and busiest – places. It became known as a hippy hangout in the Sixties, with many visitors drawn to its golden sands. Since then, it has been transformed into a more upmarket destination and now features shops, restaurants, beach shacks, bars and water sports amongst its many attractions. Unfortunately it now also offers visitors the chance to suffer from avoidable holiday illnesses.
Calangute has now become the centre of Goa’s rapidly growing tourist market. It’s still quite peaceful here, and you should be able to sit for hours at a beach side shack enjoying your drink and food. However if you are unfortunate enough to be one of the many visitors who experience illness due to poor hotel hygiene you will be unable to enjoy your well earned break.
Sickholiday.com have dealt with cases of holiday illness in Calangute including reports of symptoms including diarrhoea and vomiting, some visitors have reported low standards of safety and hygiene.
Whilst staying in Calangute 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 street food.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Calangute 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 Calugante, 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.