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Is Antigua Guatemala Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Antigua Guatemala?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Antigua Guatemala.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Guatemala, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


The most important point when choosing a vacation spot in Central America, especially for those who plan to stay there for a few months or for even longer, is the quality of the water. Although this may not be the most exciting part of your trip to the region, it''s absolutely critical for staying healthy while on your vacation.

The first thing to consider when drinking tap water is the contaminants it contains. There are two primary sources of contamination in Central America: the tap water supply and human-made sources. Tap water is contaminated by chemicals that come from agricultural runoff, factories, and other municipal facilities. In addition, human sewage flows through Central America''s streets every day, carrying a variety of pollutants with them, including chlorine, benzene, and other heavy metals.

In order to know if water is safe to drink, it should first undergo a distillation process. The water then passes through a series of filters de

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.3 in USD (1.5-liter)


Antigua Guatemala tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 57% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 54% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 43% Moderate
  • Water Quality 46% Moderate

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Antigua Guatemala, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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