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Is Havana 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 Havana?

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 Havana.

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


The people of Havana Cuba know how to enjoy their tap water. That is, they made it, and the government provides it for all. And you know how the government gets its money? Well, you might not be aware, but a lot of it goes into the country''s tourism industry. Here is how the tourism industry benefits from good tap water.

The people of Cuba love their water. It is naturally sweet, with a taste that is pleasing to most palates. You cannot find better tasting water anywhere in the world. In fact, there are many places where you can get water that is even more delicious than what you can find in your own home. In fact, Cuba is the only nation on earth that has two entirely different types of water - one known as potable water, which can be used for bathing and cooking, and the other known as distilled water, which cannot be used for drinking and must be treated before use. The reason for this is because it was discovered that not all cities in Cuba had adequate suppl

What do people in Havana think about the tap water?

Tap water in Cuba is not reliably safe to drink and outbreaks of cholera have been recorded in recent years. Bottled water called Ciego Montero rarely costs more than CUC$1, but is sometimes not available in small towns. Stock up in the city if you’re going on a long bus or car journey.

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.4 in USD (1.5-liter)


Havana tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 54% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 59% Moderate
  • Water Quality 46% Moderate

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

Related FAQS


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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