BEACHES SAFETY

Beaches Safety
  • On the island beaches there are not lifeguards or rescue equipment
  • Cellular telephone signal varies or ceases to work depending on where you are; an important factor to consider if planning a trip on an isolated beach.
  • The black volcanic sand can become very hot. Use slippers and beach towels and avoid direct contact with the skin.
  • Exposure to the sun intense heat can result in sunburn, dehydration, fatigue, etc. Drink plenty of water and protect your eye and your skin. Use beach umbrellas, large hats, sunglasses and appropriate sun protection lotions.
  • Jellyfish are part of the marine fauna; always check prior entering the water. In case of contact, gently remove any tentacle or residues of it with a suitable object. Wash with seawater, DO NOT use fresh water! Do not scratch, do not use sand, do not dress the affected area with vinegar, lemon juice, urine or alcohol.
    Ask to your local pharmacy for a treatment to bring with you. If the skin reaction spreads and you notice difficulty in breathing, paleness, sweating and disorientation, do immediately contact the island medical centre.

  • Do not walk bare foot or ride your bicycle in the vegetation. An endemic plant (Tribulis Terrestris) produces small spiky fruits; called by the indigenous Foot Kisser.

  • Use extra precautions if traveling with small children and elderly people.