Tap Water Safety in Curaçao

Can you drink the tap water in Curaçao?

In general, yes.

The US Center for Disease Control’s travel advisory confirms the safety of the tap water in Curaçao (source). However, it would be best if you take special precautions toward the unregulated water sources in some areas.

Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

The most commonly searched cities in Curaçao are:

For a full list of cities in Curaçao, scroll to the bottom of this post or click here.

World Health Organization Curaçao Water Summary

The World Health Organization estimates that 99 percent of Curaçao have access to drinkable tap water.

World Health Organization's 2017 Curaçao Water Data

The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Curaçao includes the national average, averages for urban population centers, and averages for rural areas.

DataDescription
Safely ManagedA location that safe, drinkable water that is free of biological or chemical contaminants available on premise.
At Least BasicSafe drinkable water is available within 30 minutes from the location
LimitedIt would take more than 30 minutes from the location to access safe, drinkable water.
YearPopulation in 1000sSafely managedAt Least BasicLimited
National
2000132-99%1%
2017161-99%1%
Rural
200012---
201718---
Urban
2000120---
2017143---

What Do People In Curaçao Think About The Tap Water?

Travelers and residents of Curaçao 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.

DescriptionScoreRating
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility9%Low
Water Pollution41%Moderate
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility91%High
Water Quality59%Moderate

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