Malaga is a city in the Costa del Sol region of southern Spain. Malaga is popular for its year round fine weather, many historical attractions and buzzing nightlife. There is a more relaxed side to the area also, with miles of beaches to relax on. Although offering this diverse range of holiday options for visitors to enjoy, it is an unfortunate fact that many holiday makers are unable to enjoy their well earned break due to cases of avoidable holiday illness.
Malaga features many hotels and some feature excellent standards of safety and hygiene, however, there is an unfortunate few that are not adequately maintained and have therefore been the subject of holiday illness claims.
Sickholiday.com have dealt with many cases of holiday illness in Malaga including Salmonella and other bacterial infections. With reported symptoms including diarrhoea and vomiting, some visitors have reported low standards of hygiene, dirty swimming pools and under cooked food.
Although all holiday makers visiting Malaga are advised to drink only bottled water, poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium. Avoid foods not cooked thoroughly and/or re-heated incorrectly.
Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Malaga will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly medical treatment.
- Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
- Try to avoid tap water and drink only bottled water.
- 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)
In the event that you do get ill, Sickholiday.com advise that you seek medical attention whilst on holiday as this will greatly increase your chances of making an eligible claim upon your return.
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 Malaga, 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.