Can I Drink the Tap Water in Punta Cana?

Cat drinking tap water

is it safe to drink the water in Punta Cana?

Tap water in Punta Cana does not undergo any filtration treatment. However, clean and bottled water is readily available wherever you go.

You do not need to drink the tap water since a supply of purified and bottled spring water is provided to tourists in the resorts and visitors who drank bottled water did not encounter any health problems.

Before you drink any bottled water given to you, make sure that the cap is sealed. When you bathe, make sure that you do not ingest the water from the shower. This is easy to do, by not opening your mouth while you shower.

Woman brushing teeth in bathroom

For extra caution use the bottled water that the resorts provide when you brush your teeth. Ask for free extra bottles that you can put on the sink, next to your toothbrush and toothpaste. These should be a part of the amenities. You can use the tap water to wash your face.

Are there any foods to avoid?

Do not eat fresh vegetables or raw food like sushi if you are staying at a hotel or resort that is not reputable. Ask the management if they use purified water when they wash their vegetables and fruits.

Do not forget to ask them if they use tap water for ice. Resorts and hotels with excellent reviews are worry-free.

Ice cubes melting

Many tourists who have enjoyed their vacations in Punta Cana have given verified reviews online, stressing the fact that they did not get digestive problems when they ate the salad and fruits.

However, it is always good to be smart about these things.

How to avoid getting sick in Punta Cana

Carry a tummy medication if you are going or doing something outside your resort to prevent any kind of tummy sickness should you need to drink bottled that may not be available in other public areas.

Try not to drink fountain water. Remember, the people who live here in DR have developed a natural immunity to the substances in the water. You have not.

Your body will be sensitive to any triggers such as any bacteria that the locals are used to, which is always the case when you visit a foreign country.

Street vendor in the Dominican Republic

Don’t eat food or buy water from street vendors. They can be selling tap water in a recycled plastic bottle.

Since the climate is always warm, you will always crave for ice water. Ice from the ice machines is refined and clean. You do not have to worry about adding it to your drinks.

If you take these simple precautions, you can expect to have a wonderful and healthy vacation in Punta Cana.

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