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Is Cozumel Tap Water Safe To Drink?

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Cozumel?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Cozumel, Mexico.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Mexico is a out of 100.

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 Cozumel.

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

Click here to check out the water quality for Mexico


Many people have found that the tap water on Cozumel, Mexico is pure and healthy. Most people would assume that the water coming from the tap, is also safe, but there are contaminants in the water that could harm or even kill you. The water coming from the tap is just about as good as it gets, so why would you want to risk drinking contaminated tap water?

Most of the tap water on Cozumel is probably clean, but some things get through the cracks. For example, Chloroform gas is often released by the wastewater treatment plants. When this gas gets into the water, it can cause problems when inhaled, which is why many people do not drink it.

Other contaminants in the water include VOCs (volatile organic compounds) such as benzene and hydrocarbons. VOCs are highly toxic chemicals. When they enter your body, they can cause problems like headaches, nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, and even death. There have also been documented cases of cancer in people who have

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.86 in USD (1.5-liter)


Cozumel tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 61% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 54% Moderate
  • Water Quality 39% Low

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Cozumel, 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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