Tap Water Safety in Cabo Verde

Last Update12:56 pm, June 1, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Cabo Verde?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Cabo Verde (source). Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

What do people in Cabo Verde think about the tap water?

Tap water is best avoided in Cabo Verde as it can be contaminated. Bottled water is widely available, but to avoid the waste of plastic bottles, consider using available water sources, which are then filtered or chemically treated (ie with iodine tablets).

Wikitravel

In the resorts, the tap water is usually desalinated and safe to drink. In other areas, bottled water is cheap and commonly available.

What Do People In Cape Verde Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Cape Verde have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Reminder

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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