As an expat who has called Mojácar home for several years, one of the questions I’m often asked by friends and family visiting is “Can you drink tap water in Mojácar?”
It’s a valid concern for anyone travelling to a new place, and in this post, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about water quality in Mojácar.
In general, tap water in Mojácar, like in most parts of Spain, is safe to drink. It meets the safety standards set by the European Union for drinkable water. However, despite its safety, locals and visitors often choose to drink bottled water due to taste preferences.
Although the tap water in Mojácar is safe to consume, it’s important to note that the taste can vary significantly from what you might be used to back in the UK. The difference in taste is mainly due to the high mineral content in the water.
Some people find the taste off-putting, while others don’t mind it.
Despite the safety of tap water, you’ll find that bottled water is commonly consumed in Mojácar, both by locals and tourists.
The main reason for this is the superior taste of bottled water, as it lacks the strong mineral flavour that can be found in tap water. Additionally, bottled water is inexpensive and widely available in Mojácar, making it a convenient choice.
Each town also has it’s own ‘fuente’ or fountain, here both residents and locals can take their water bottles to fill up with better tasting water than you get from the tap.
The only fuente in Mojácar is in Mojácar pueblo. It’s large and popular with locals, and has become somewhat of a tourist attraction for people visiting to pueblo. The local government has plans to spend a significant amount of money to improve it soon.
One important consideration to keep in mind is the environmental impact of bottled water. Plastic bottles contribute significantly to pollution and waste, so it’s important to use them responsibly.
If you do opt for bottled water, please consider recycling the bottles at one of Mojácar’s many recycling bins, or, even better, use a refillable bottle.
So, can you drink tap water in Mojácar? Yes, you can, but whether you choose to do so is largely a matter of personal preference.
Bottled water is widely available and inexpensive, offering a taste that most people prefer. However, if you don’t mind the taste of the tap water, it’s perfectly safe to drink.