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Tara Crellin of Dlaaya – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
View from Dlaaya Bed and Breakfast on July day – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingYes, it is safe to drink the water in Coronado, Panama. A lot of people drink the water from the taps. You can drink tap water from all over Panama. We have a well on our property and we drink our well water. We do filter the water first, but you don’t need to. We have never gotten sick from drinking tap water. 
 
Panama is actually the only country in this area of the world in which you can drink the tap water.  
 
(Pictured: View from Dlaaya Bed and Breakfast July 20.)
Corrin Skubin – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Although there are water treatment centers in Panama, I prefer to use a filter. There are companies here in Coronado that install filters that are not so expensive that are installed under your sink. You can also buy bottled water, but I do not recommend drinking tap water anywhere in the world. I do not drink it in the US and I certainly wouldn’t drink it anywhere else.

A lot of the restaurants here in Coronado use filters or they offer bottled water. Tap water here in Coronado is safe, but it is my personal preference to install a water filter at home for our daily drinking. It is just an added security measure. You are not going to get sick drinking tap water here in Coronado, but you never know what is in the water. 
T Rob Brown of Panama Helpline – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The fact that you can drink the water from virtually any tap in Panama amazes most visitors - but it is true - with the possible exception of not drinking tap water in Bocas Del Toro. If your cappuccino machine requires distilled water - you may need to buy that - but the taste and health of Panama's water is exceptional.
Ana Camboa of Desarrollo Turistico Buenaventura – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Drinking tap water in Coronado, Panama, is quite safe. But if anyone has any stomach problems and does not feel safe drinking tap water, there are several brands of bottled water for different tastes and budget.
Daryl Ries of Keller Williams Panama, associate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
They say that Panama has the best drinking water in the world and I believe that for the most part it’s still true, given the country's spectacular development over the past 8 years.
 
Coronado has added many homes and condos with more coming and the water supply is limited.  Whether the water quality is damaged remains a question.  However, it has been my policy no matter where I lived, In New York, Spain, Hong Kong, etc. to drink at home from a filtered container or use bottled water from the locale, and I do the same for washing my produce.
 
If you have never lived abroad, then know that you are more susceptible, especially when you’re at an advanced age, than the locales that drink the same water and breathe the same air. Panama has excellent bottled water and it’s very inexpensive, so I recommend you use that, or get a Brita filter.
 
Levels of tolerance vary and while I never have suffered, my husband, who has never lived abroad, suffers from constipation as soon as he leaves New York. This adverse effect could be psychological, but I am sure to see he drinks plenty of bottled water to get things moving again.
 
Marla Diaz of United Country Panama Coastal Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
It is safe to drink the water in Coronado, Panama.  Not only is the water safe to drink in Coronado, but you can turn on the tap almost anywhere in the country of Panama and the water is safe to drink.
 
On a personal level, the water we drink in our home that is filtered through the refrigerator, but no one in our family has had any problems drinking the water in Coronado.   If the filter is broken, we drink right from the tap.  When we go to restaurants, we don’t order bottled water; we just drink what they bring us.  We’ve never had any problems or avoided ice, and we wash our vegetables in the water in our home, right from the tap.
Lourdes Townshend of Multimodal  & Logistic Transports Magazine – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The Republic of Panamá has always being a leader in the region in the quality of its drinking water. In addition, the market is full of water filters and water systems that you can add to your plumbing, for even more exceptional standards, according to your taste.
 
Coronado, as any other town in Panamá offers very safe water directly from the faucet.  If you prefer, however, you can always have the choice of purchasing bottled water in any corner store or supermarket.
 
In very unique cases, the water department in Coronado has problems in their plant, and there is no water for a couple of hours..... but that´s a different story. 
Cecilio F. Saenz Fisher of SIUMA REALTY – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Aerial picture of Coronado Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingCoronado, Panama has an exceptional quality of water. Its total hardness is very low for people who have problems with minerals in water. Also it has no heavy metals and its microbiological sanitary condition exceeds the FDA standards.
Karyn Saunders of Inside Panama Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Yes you can definitely drink the water in Coronado Panama.  That is the short answer.  The reason why Panama is at the top of so many retirement destinations is that the water is potable.  In my area at the beach we don't have the softest water but it is drinkable and to date I have never been sick due to the water.  I cannot say that for Mexico, Cuba, The Dominican Republic or even Belize.
Ivan Marquez of Manglar lodge – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Yes, most people drink the water in Coronado, Panama. But if you are used to bottled water you can buy it at the supermarket.

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