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« on: March 18, 2010, 04:43:54 PM »

What water at the resort is safe to drink?  Tap water in room?  Ice water in restaurants?  I know this is silly but if the room tap is not safe how do you brush your teeth? 
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 08:16:13 PM »

the water in the bathroom is okay..I wouldn't drink mass amounts--as there is bottled water provided in the rooms. I've used the water to brush my teeth without a problem..the water in all restaurants/bars is actually bottled, they just pour it into a pitcher with ice before it's served to anyone.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 08:10:00 AM »

Ice, however is NOT made from bottled sources at any of the IB* resorts so it is what it is.  Personally I have never had trouble drinking water at any resort in Mexico.

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010, 08:53:12 AM »

I agree, I have never had any trouble with the water there.  I think the water problem has been taken care of over the years. I try to drink more Dos Equis than water while there but, nobody in my family has ever had trouble with the water. I would not let this be a worry. Hope you have a wonderful time.
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010, 09:03:34 AM »

The resort is on a filtration system so no worries


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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010, 10:30:29 AM »

I use bottled water to brush my teeth.  Tap is probably okay but bottled is 100% peace of mind safe.  They will give you all you want so why not use it?  The water in the restaurant is fine, never had any problems in 11 years or so going to iberostars.  I've never drank the tap though.  we always take Cipro just in case but have never had to take it. Wife is Dr. and a germafob   Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2010, 02:54:56 PM »

It's all safe. As you've heard, the resort is on a filtration system... but I've also drunk the tap water, and had ice that I'm sure was made from tap water, in Playa del Carmen and on Cozumel, with no ill effects. The water in tourist areas of Mexico is pretty clean these days. I brush my teeth and take pills with the resort tap water.
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2010, 03:53:26 PM »

Personally I do not trust bottled water to be any cleaner than tap.  Many years ago major bottle water companies from all over the world were caught/proven to be using barely filtered or non filtered tap water.  In some cases labs proved that bottle water had more microbes and disease mechanisms than tap.

Food for thought.

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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2011, 10:20:23 AM »

If the resort is on a filtration system why do they provide bottled water for coffee, etc?
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