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Fuerteventura – Holiday Illness Claims

Fuerteventura Holiday Illness and Food Poisoning Compensation Claims Experts

  • Suspect that food poisoning in Fuerteventura caused your holiday illness?
  • Were hygiene standards poor at your hotel?
  • Have you contracted Salmonella, E. Coli or Giardia in Fuerteventura?
  • Suffered diarrhoea and stomach cramps on holiday?
  • 'No Win No Fee' specialist – are you looking to claim compensation?

Your Legal Right to Claim Compensation for your Ruined Holiday

The UK's tour operators have a duty to ensure that your hotel in Fuerteventura is clean and well maintained. Hotels should serve food that is of excellent quality and, importantly, it should be edible and fit for human consumption. To prevent Food Poisoning on holiday, food should be stored, prepared and cooked properly, to prevent bacteria, such as Salmonella, E. Coli, Campylobacter and Shigella, from making you ill.

Swimming pools should be clear and free from parasites, such as Giardia Lamblia and Cryptosporidium. Modern filtration techniques should be combined with the appropriate use of chlorine, to reduce the risk of infection and outbreaks of illness at your hotel.

Unsanitary conditions should not exist on holiday, otherwise dysentery is likely to spread, causing travellers to experience diarrhoea, stomach cramps and fever.

Hotels, Delicacies, and Food Poisoning in Fuerteventura

Holidaymakers who treat local food and drink as an integral part of their holiday enjoyment will not be disappointed in Fuerteventura. There are some excellent hotels on the island, serving cosmopolitan cuisine as elaborate or as unpretentious as you please. You can choose from 5 star hotels with candle lit continental luxury, or simple family hotels catering for the British, serving Bangers and Mash.

If you want to sample real Canarian food, look out for the name tipico, which indicates good value, often country style, fresh local food.

Reduce the risk of Food Poisoning on holiday when eating outside the hotel, by choosing restaurants that are full of local people eating, as this is a sure way of determining the quality of the food that is being served.

Lazy Days in Fuerteventura Resorts

Fuerteventura was formed over 75 million years ago, from volcanic activity. Over time its landscape has been eroded, by the elements, and it has been transformed into a beautiful island. You will not find an active volcano today on the oldest island in the Canary Islands, but there is plenty of evidence of their presence in Fuerteventura's topology.

Fuerteventura is only 71 miles for the coast of North Africa, and Morocco can been seen on clear days. The geographical location of the island means that for hundreds of decades, sand from the Sahara desert has been blown over, and deposited on Fuerteventura's shore line. The result of this lengthy process is, 125 mile of 'Caribbean like' white beaches and the windsurfers' paradise of Corralejo Beach.

Fuerteventura's main resorts include:

5 Trips to Enjoy – Assuming you are not Ill in Fuerteventura!

If you were struck down with food poisoning, or there was an outbreak of illness at your hotel, then you are unlikely to have made the most of your holiday to Fuerteventura.

If you missed out on one of the following excursions due to Salmonella, E. Coli or Campylobacter Food Poisoning, you can claim loss of enjoyment as part of your holiday illness claim:

  • The American Star – Hire a car or jeep to see the forlorn shipwreck of the American Star luxury cruise liner, which came a cropper off the west coast of the island, just below Ajuy. It's a site worth seeing before it is swallowed by the ocean.
  • Lanzarote Ferry and the Volcano – Take a thirty minute trip to Lanzarote, and see two islands in the Canary's. Spend your day shopping, on the beach, visiting a volcano or sipping cocktails whilst, watching the world go by in Playa Blanca.
  • Oasis Park Zoo – Fuerteventura's main zoo claims to be a real natural paradise with Hippo's, Giraffes and over 200 different species of birds. The Zoo also has a botanical garden centre, sea lions and a variety of shows for all the family.
  • Fuerteventura Jeep Safari - Go off road in Fuerteventura, and enjoy a trip through Morros Bayuyo on the arid landscapes, created by volcanic lava. Have a look around the village and enjoy a coffee in one of its quant bars.
  • Magic Cat Catamaran – Sail to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Canary Islands. Go diving amongst the coral reefs and enjoy the marine life.

Spanish Tummy - Fuerteventura Health Care Information and Medical Facilities

If you suffer illness on holiday in Fuerteventura, then Corralejo, Costa Caleta and Jandia have a number of medical centres, available to holidaymakers. The sign "Centro de Salud" identifies public medical centres, while the private clinics display their services in the main tourist areas. The island's public hospital, General de Fuerteventura, is located in the town of Puerto del Rosario, less than 2km from the airport.

The healthcare service in Fuerteventura is of an excellent standard. Holidaymakers, coming from the UK, have the right to free medical care, provided you pick up your EHIC card from the Post Office before you visit. This will ensure that you are covered for free healthcare during your holiday, and it is also advisable to take out holiday insurance.

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Types of Illness Associated with Fuerteventura

Food poisoning and, the waterborne parasite, cryptosporidiosis are the most common causes of gastric illness amongst UK travellers returning from Fuerteventura. Typical food borne infections caused by bacteria infections such as e coli, salmonella, and campylobacter are also commonly reported by guests staying at hotels in Fuerteventura.

Fuerteventura Holiday Illness Claims Service

Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors provide a 'No Win No Fee' holiday compensation claims service, for those unfortunate victims of holiday illness, caused by food poisoning, dirty swimming pools or contaminated water.

As specialist Holiday Illness Lawyers, we pursue claims for those holidaymakers who suffer food poisoning or other gastric illnesses abroad when on package holidays to Fuerteventura, with tour operators such as First Choice, Airtours, Thomas Cook and Thomson.

Our Fuerteventura Holiday Illness Claims Team closely monitors hotels for outbreaks of illness reported on popular travel websites, including Holiday Watchdog, TripAdvisor and Holiday Truths.

If your holiday to Fuerteventura was marred by illness and you would like to know more about instructing our 'No Win No Fee' holiday claims lawyers then call a member of our Holiday Illness Claims Team.

Simpson Millar LLP Advice – Always Look Before You Book

Check out Tripadvisor, Holidaywatchdog and Holidaytruths to see if your hotel in Fuerteventura has been affected by an outbreak of holiday sickness, or if other holidaymakers have complained about Food Poisoning or a parasite from infected swimming pool water.

Check out Holiday-Hotel-Watch to see which hotels in Fuerteventura our Holiday Illness Claims Lawyers have been contacted about.