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Drinking Water in Cabo San Lucas and Other Warnings and Dangers


Warnings and Dangers in Cabo San Lucas Drinking Water

Whether you’re interested in the fast-paced nightlife or the sun and surf on the beaches, Cabo San Lucas has something for you. However, during your stay, it’s important to use caution when eating and drinking because of the water safety in the area.

Water Safety

You probably already heard warnings about drinking the water in Cabo San Lucas. It’s important to take those warnings seriously. The water is very likely to upset your stomach, which can make the rest of your trip unpleasant.

Bottled water is sold almost everywhere, and you should always choose bottled water rather than drinking from the tap while you’re visiting Cabo San Lucas. Since ice is made with tap water, you’re much better off ordering cocktails or juice drinks without any ice. Freezing the water does nothing to make it any safer to consume, and even if you don’t eat the ice itself, it will melt into your drink, along with any bacteria it might be carrying.

Your hotel may have a filtration system to purify the water, but ask to make sure. If there is no filter, or if you want to err on the side of caution, you should also use bottled water for oral hygiene purposes, like brushing your teeth or rinsing out your mouth. Taking a shower should be fine as long as you keep the water out of your mouth.

Food Safety

As long as the food is well-cooked, you don’t have to worry about taking any special precautions when eating in Cabo San Lucas. However, you should be cautious about eating raw fruits or vegetables that may have been rinsed in the local water – they may make you sick as well. If you have any doubts, stick to cooked foods.

Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about drinking water and other warnings and dangers in Cabo San Lucas.

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