When on holiday, whether you are soaking up the sun, whizzing down the slopes or partying the night away, health and safety probably couldn’t be further from your mind. However, taking just a little extra care and attention can go a long way to avoiding your holiday being marred by accidents abroad. It seems that, sometimes, the more exotic the location, the more dangerous and serious the potential hazards. This is certainly the case on the breath-taking beach of Praia de Boa Viegem, Brazil.
What might cause a claim for travel accident compensation in Praia de Boa Viegem?
When it comes to avoiding injury and illness on holiday, preparation is key. Quite simply, in Britain we are not used to the amount and strength of the sun which beats down on Praia de Boa Viegem.
Strong sun-cream is a must when soaking up the rays on this beach. You should also make sure that you don’t stay in the sun too long and take advantage of any shade, particularly around the middle of the day when the roaring rays are at their strongest. Failure to do so can all too easily lead to sunstroke, sunburn and a number of other unwelcome illnesses on holiday.
The sun is far from the only danger to holiday safety at Praia de Boa Viegem. Ever since the construction of Suape Port in Ipojuca in the 1990s, visitors to Praia de Boa Viegem have suffered a number of attacks by tiger sharks. These master predators can grow up to around 16ft and, whilst typically a nocturnal hunter, the building of Suape Port is thought to have disrupted their breeding and hunting habits.
The sea at Praia de Boa Viegem is calm and warm, with temperatures of around 25c. The tranquil, sparkling turquoise waters look so inviting but hide a number of dangers. As a result, numerous warning signs are displayed around the beach and a dedicated ‘shark-watch’ team keep an eye out to try and safeguard visitors from accidents on holiday.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice