Going to Costa Rica Need advise

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1. Posted by Tori-ann (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I am going to Costa Rica and am wondring about the water? I am suspecting that it is not safe to drink but what about a purifying water bottle or some type of water bottle that will filter the water? Would this be ok to use?

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Depends on where you are...if you are in an upper-class resort, it is probably safe. If you are hiking through the jungle...maybe not :(
Do you have a portable purifier? I have seen a few, but they are usually pretty expensive. I did find this online...

Hope this helps! :)

3. Posted by Luucy (Full Member 39 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

It is not necessary to buy a water purifier Bottled water can be purchased all over Costa Rica ..Certain areas INCLUDING large resorts do NOT have potable water so you are safer buying bottled water..In the area where I live (Mountains of Central Valley water is potable but many beach areas and of course Jungle areas are not
Hope this helps
Have fun

4. Posted by eel (Budding Member 16 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I make it a point to drink only bottled water when travelling.

Saves me a lot of hassel. We could always buy bottled water while in CR and carrying 1-2 bottles was not a big pain. so i don't know why you need to bother with water purifier..

5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

As Luucy said, bottled water is very widely available. Even when I was staying at the Marriott outside of San Jose (a five star hotel), they suggested not to drink the water. Therefore, I would stick to bottled water.

I wouldn't bother with a purifier unless you are planning on doing some multiday hikes where you won't be able to restock your bottled water supply.

Really, though, beer is so cheap you can just drink that instead of water ;)