No one wants to get ill while they are on holiday, so when abroad it’s best to be careful about drinking tap water. We recommend drinking only bottled water while in Morocco.
As with any change of country, drinking unfamiliar water may upset your stomach. It doesn’t necessarily mean the water is bad – just that we are not used to the particular bacteria in a different part of the world. So it’s best to err on the side of caution. Avoid drinking tap water, and also avoid ice cubes which could be made from tap water. It is fine to use tap water for brushing your teeth, though.
Fortunately, bottled water is very cheap in Morocco, and widely available. In the big cities, you’ll find it in any small grocery or supermarket, and in the medina (the ancient walled part of the city) there are many small stalls selling large and small bottles of water too. Most hotels provide one large (1.5l) bottle of water per room each night. If you are travelling on a tour with Sahara Atlas Tours, your driver-guide will help you buy a stock of bottles for your trip.
It is important to make sure you have plenty of water with you, especially if you are going on a hike or trekking or if the weather is very hot. Keeping well hydrated is also important for good health during your holiday. So keep sipping!