The Basque Country is a most scenic and picturesque region in northern Spain. Each year, millions of tourists flock to the Basque Country in order to experience the sights and the sounds. However, an accident on holiday can quickly turn your dream getaway into a break from hell. Here is our handy survivor guide for staying safe in the Basque Country.
Keep valuables safe
If your accommodation has a safety deposit box, then it is a good idea to avail of this facility in order to store your passport. It is also a good idea to keep any spare cash in the safety deposit box. Do not bring your entire spending money with you on any excursions in the Basque Country. Ensure that you keep your mobile phone and wallet in an inner pocket of your coat in order to prevent pickpockets from stealing your valuables or identity.
Avoid wearing Spanish symbols
Although the Basque Country has an extremely low crime rate, it is important to note that there are many people in the Basque Country who have an antipathy towards being a part of Spain. Avoid wearing any Spanish football shirts or any Spanish insignia as some of the locals may find this highly offensive and it could result in an incident.
Avoid drinking too much alcohol
At some point over the duration of your holiday, you will probably decide to try some of the locally produced wines and beers in the Basque Country. Avoid drinking too much alcohol as this can increase the risk of being involved in a number of different accidents. Slips, trips and falls are much more likely to occur after having consumed alcohol, as well as an increased risk of being involved in a physical altercation.
Accident on holiday?
If you’ve been involved in an accident on holiday within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, for more information on how you could make a 100 per cent no-win no-fee** award for travel accident compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has been specialising in all areas of personal injury compensation including accidents abroad for many years now. Yes that’s right, you could make a claim for compensation even if your accident occurred outside the UK.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice