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Is Marbella 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 Marbella?

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 Marbella.

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


Tap Water Marbella Spain is a popular tourist destination, offering tourists the chance to get a real taste of the Mediterranean. But there are problems with this popular tourist hotspot, one which has actually been made worse by tourism. Marbella is the capital and the largest town of Granada and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain. The area also happens to be one of the most polluted, with over two million people suffering from harmful toxins every year.

A major problem is the quality of the water, and the terrible smog problem that the area is also suffering from. This means that there are often thousands of visitors a day that are forced to take bottled water or ''vac'' water from local taps. Not only is this a waste of money, but also has serious health consequences.

Water that comes from the tap should not contain any harmful substances, and there are many chemicals that are added to tap water supplies to make it safe for use b

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.57 in USD (1.5-liter)


Marbella tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 34% Low
  • Water Pollution 50% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 66% High
  • Water Quality 50% Moderate

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