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Is Heredia Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Do not Drink :(

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

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Heredia?

No, tap water is not 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 Heredia.

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


Tap Water Heredia Costa Rica is not known for providing high quality tap water. Recently, a group of tourists from the United States stayed at a hotel in Tap Water, Costa Rica and reported high quality but relatively inexpensive tap water. The tourists had paid about US $bed for a "luxury" stay and was served bottled water, flavored drinks, and a variety of other "soft drinks". Apparently, some of this tap water was of very high quality, as evidenced by the positive test results on a laboratory test given to the group.

However, the tests were performed at a tap water laboratory in San Jose. The tourists were not testing their own drinking water. This is typical for most tourist destinations. Most tap water in Costa Rica is treated, but not by quality standards equal to those used in laboratories overseas.

The only way to be sure of tap water safety is by buying bottled water from a reputable source and distributing it only among those who need it, suc

The estimated price of bottled water

$2.44 in USD (1.5-liter)


Heredia tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 100% Very High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 50% Moderate
  • Water Quality 54% Moderate

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