Is it safe to drink
I bet your upcoming trip to Mexico involves a lot of daydreaming about lying on the beach and sipping cocktails. But one thing you may not have considered is the water – is it safe to drink? Will I be able to find bottled water everywhere I go? What should I do if I get sick while traveling in Mexico? Read on for everything you need to know about water in Mexico before your trip.
Tap water is contaminated
I have definitely had a lot of friends who have visited Mexico and have water-related concerns. I totally get it- when I first visited another country, water was one of the things I was most worried about too. In Mexico, though, drinking water from the tap is not an option. The water in Mexico is not safe to drink. That was one of the cultural shocks I experienced when I first traveled to another country. In Mexico the tap water is contaminated with bacteria and other microorganisms that can cause severe illness. The water just isn’t safe to drink here. So, my friends usually opt for buying bottles of water instead. While that may seem like an inconvenience, think of all those single use plastic bottles and the impact on my beloved Mexico.
Bottled water is widely available but check first
Bottled water is widely available, but it’s important to check the label to make sure it’s been purified. Please note not all bottled water is good quality. So It’s also a good idea to bring your own water bottle with a good filter and fill it up with purified water when you’re out and about. Using a water bottle with a filter is a good option. This is because it ensures that the water you’re drinking is clean and free of contaminants. A Water-to-Go water bottle with a filter allows you to have access to safe water when you’re away from home. This can be particularly useful when you’re travelling in countries like Mexico where the water quality is unpredictable.
Filter water bottles
Water-to-Go has a wide range of water bottles with filters available, so you can find one that suits your needs. When choosing a water bottle with a filter, it’s important to consider the size, and weight, and get the features that suit you. If you do get sick while travelling in Mexico, it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible. At check-in ask your hostel or hotel for a list of local English-speaking doctors and details on local hospitals. Best to do it now, not when you really need them. The best way to avoid getting sick in the first place is to practice good hygiene and be careful what you drink and eat. Stick to filtered water, avoid ice cubes in soft drinks, and don’t eat raw fruits or vegetables unless you’re sure they’ve been properly washed. Always bring your Water-To-Go water bottle and you will be sure you are drinking the best quality water.
Besides, there are plenty of other things to worry about while travelling- the water shouldn’t be one of them. If you’re travelling to Mexico or any country where the water quality is unpredictable, it’s a good idea to carry a water bottle with a filter.
I’m Marisa Ramirez, a Mexican travelling around the world and I recommend buying Water-To-Go water bottles with filters, they are specifically designed for travel, as they are lightweight and easy to use. I always carry my Water-To-Go water bottle with me, too, so I have access to clean drinking water, no matter where I am at. Cuídate y toma agua!