Located in the southeast region of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, Almeria features picturesque beaches and almost year round sunshine. Promising the perfect Spanish getaway and offering something for everyone, Almeria should be the ideal destination for a well earned holiday, however, for too many holiday makers Almeria can end up being a nightmare.
Sickholiday.com have dealt with cases of holiday illness in Almeria, and have taken reports of symptoms including diarrhoea and vomiting, with many visitors reporting low standards of safety and food hygiene.
Poor hygiene standards in many hotels have unfortunately led to reports of unacceptable and avoidable holiday illness such as food poisoning. Poorly maintained hotel swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.
Whilst staying in Almeria it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:
- Avoid foods not cooked thoroughly and/or re-heated incorrectly.
- 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)
- Avoid swimming in water or pools that appear dirty and untreated.
Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Almeria 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 Almeria, 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.