Welcoming more than 13 million holidaymakers each year the Costa Del Sol region of Spain has been one of Europes most popular holiday destinations for decades.  Offering holidaymakers everything including relaxing beachside getaways, upmarket shopping, ancient architecture and family friendly all-inclusive packages, the Sunshine Coast continues to grow in popularity.  The Coast Del Sol offers holidaymakers a wide variety of hotel options, many of which feature good standards of safety and hygiene, however there are still unfortunate cases of avoidable holiday illness reported.

Sickholiday.com have dealt with cases of holiday illness in Costa Del Sol including reports of  symptoms including diarrhoea and vomiting with some visitors reporting low standards of general hygiene.

Poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.

Whilst staying in the Costa Del Sol 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 the Costa Del Sol 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 the Costa Del Sol, 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.

 

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