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Is Guatemala City 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 Guatemala City?

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 Guatemala City.

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

As you may be aware, there are many diseases and illnesses caused by water in the Guatemala City. It is not always a case of diarrhea or sickness, but can be something more serious such as typhoid. When the contaminated water is not properly handled or used, serious health problems can result. The following are some things that travelers to Guatemala City should do to make sure that their water is of good quality:

Tap Water. Tap water in Guatemala City is considered to be safe to drink, however, it is wise to carry bottled water to avoid situations where contaminated water gets into your hands. In addition, it is recommended to get your drinking water from a clean faucet. In the past, cases of typhoid and other waterborne diseases have been reported in areas with poor tap water safety measures.

Tap Water Quality. The drinking water in Guatemala City has a low pH and adequate levels of chlorine. However, in the past, cases of typhoid and other waterborn

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.83 in USD (1.5-liter)


Guatemala City tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56% Moderate
  • Water Pollution 66% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 44% Moderate
  • Water Quality 34% Low

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