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Is Funchal 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 Funchal?

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 Funchal.

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


When you are at Funchal, the world famous resort for the Costa Brava in Portugal, the tap water is absolutely crystal clear. It is safe to drink tap water from the tap, as it is certified to be safe for drinking by the Portuguese Health Department and by the European Environmental Agency. There is no need to purchase bottled water, as there is a well onsite where water comes in from. The tap water is also tested daily, as it has been found to be safe for consumption by the public at large.

The fauna of Funchal includes the common tap water animal such as the bull frog and the salamander. In addition, the birds of Funchal include the ibis, swan, gouldian finch, tern, blue tit and the swans, ibises, cuckoo, and red-necked tit.

The fauna is diverse in terms of both quantity and variety, as there are over 400 species of birds, all native to the region. As mentioned earlier, the tap water is safe to drink from the tap. However, some birds may not be so luc

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.28 in USD (1.5-liter)


Funchal tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 5% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 29% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 95% Very High
  • Water Quality 71% High

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