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Can you drink the water at Barcelo Maya Beach Resort?

Venice, Florida
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Can you drink the water at Barcelo Maya Beach Resort?

Long time since we have visited Mexico. Can you drink water at this resort? From the tap? Use it to brush your teeth? Also should we exchange money in US before traveling or will they accept dollars? Going in December. Thanks for the help!

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Jalisco, Mexico
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for Rincon de Guayabitos
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1. Re: Can you drink the water at Barcelo Maya Beach Resort?

Save water, drink beer and Tequila.......

Baltimore, Maryland
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2. Re: Can you drink the water at Barcelo Maya Beach Resort?

Dollars in good condition are fine but, keep in mind if going off the resort a lot, every business sets their own exchange rate. Most resorts have filtration systems but, since you can't be sure they are in good condition you might want to stick with bottled water.

Canada
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3. Re: Can you drink the water at Barcelo Maya Beach Resort?

Don't drink the water from the tap, they will have purified water for you to drink. Some will (i do) brush their teeth with the water from the tap, others will say why chance it. If your mostly staying on your resort dollars will do fine, away from the resort it is probably (exchange wise) better to have pesos but US dollars work almost everywhere.

Saskatoon, Canada
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for Riviera Maya
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4. Re: Can you drink the water at Barcelo Maya Beach Resort?

Only drink purified water. I think they might claim that the tap water is purified, but don't drink it. I brushed my teeth for ten days there (like I do everywhere in Mexico) and had no tummy troubles- but this might not apply to people with more touchy systems.

The stock the minibar daily with water bottles, and of course you can get water at any bar or restaurant. If they bring you a glass of water you can be assured it will be fine to drink.

Venice, Florida
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5. Re: Can you drink the water at Barcelo Maya Beach Resort?

Thank you!

Venice, Florida
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6. Re: Can you drink the water at Barcelo Maya Beach Resort?

Thank you!

Venice, Florida
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7. Re: Can you drink the water at Barcelo Maya Beach Resort?

Thank you!

Venice, Florida
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8. Re: Can you drink the water at Barcelo Maya Beach Resort?

Thank you!

Venice, Florida
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9. Re: Can you drink the water at Barcelo Maya Beach Resort?

We are not beer or tequila drinkers! But thank you for the reply! Just want to know about the water !

Vancouver
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for Akumal, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Puerto Morelos
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10. Re: Can you drink the water at Barcelo Maya Beach Resort?

Casper - one thank you is enough

And did you know Barcelo is represented in the Puerto Aventuras forum

PS: Resort water is safe

Not sure about Florida water with all the hurricanes - Texas water is NOT

Edited: 23 October 2017, 16:32
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