For decades Puerto Vallarta’s water has been certified for human consumption – one of the few places in Mexico to receive this honor, but that doesn’t mean you should necessarily drink it. It means it’s safe when it leaves the water treatment plant, but after going through the water pipes, what comes out the other end may not be!
Stick to purified water, which is now served in all restaurants, hotels, and bars throughout Vallarta, but it doesn’t hurt to ask. In most hotels, you’ll receive a couple of complimentary water bottles, either in the bathroom or in the refrigerator.
In most hotels and restaurants, you will get purified water when opening the tap, if in doubt – ask: (Agua purificada?). Buy bottled water; why not be completely safe?
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