The city of Marbella can be found on the Southern coast of Spain and has become famous in recent times as a celebrity holiday destination. Marbellas famous Golden Mile is host to many seafront bars, clubs and restaurants, yet there is also a quite side to the city that can be found in its Old Town.
Any of the hotels across Marbella should offer visitors the chance to experience a great holiday regardless of the pace they choose. However, these holidays can too often be ruined due to avoidable issues of poor safety and hygiene.
Although some holiday makers find a satisfactory experience awaits them on their visit to Marbella, it is an unfortunate fact that cases of avoidable holiday illnesses are reported. If you are staying in Marbella and are served raw or contaminated food you may suffer from such 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.
Although the water is Marbella is safe to drink, it can still have a high sodium content in some areas giving it an unpleasant taste. Sickholiday.com recommend drinking only bottled water during your stay, especially in the case of babies and young children.
Whilst staying in Marbella 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.
- Wash hands before and after meal times and after using toilets and washrooms.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
Suffering from illness on a package holiday to Marbella 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 a package holiday to Marbella, 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.