Traveling to Costa Rica? Is It Safe to Drink the Water in Costa Rica?
I’m traveling to Costa Rica for 2 weeks of vacation. Is the water safe to drink in Costa Rica?
Answer from “The Costa Rica Expert” There is no yes or no answer to this question. Depends on the location.
The country of Costa Rica has LOTS of water flowing from the deep reserves born in the steep mountain ranges. So there is no shortage of water. Over all, one would say: Costa Rica has good water.
I have lead many tour groups to Costa Rica. Not commonly, but sometimes, some of these tourist could not tolerate “the change in the drinking water” resulting in stomach cramps and diarrhea. So what I advise travelers is avoid possible problems and drink bottled water. And check the seal to see it has not been broken.
Bottled water is available everywhere in Costa Rica.
One home remedy of sorts is to take one Pepto Bismol by mouth each morning. This helps sooth the stomach lining , thus reducing stomach upsets.