I'll be going on the Valor in January, Western itinerary where we visit Cozumel (maybe), Grand Cayman, Isla Roatan and Belize. Is it safe to eat food or drink the water at these places? I always hear to never drink the water in Mexico! Is it a good idea to stay away from the food too since it's prepare with that water?
What about the places other than Mexico? We're going on the cave tubing excursion in Belize and it says you have lunch at Cheers - is it okay to eat there? I would hate to get sick.
Thanks for any information.
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The water in Cozumel seems to be fine and we have never been sick but if you have a tender stomach then it would be best not to drink the water or eat food from street vendors. That is more true on the mainland BTW. I have never drunk the water in either Belize or Cozumel unless it is bottled. The food is fine both in Belize and Cozumel that is prepared in places that cater to the tourists. Lunch in Belize at Cheers is fine.
we never eat the food or water in port we only do the half day tour we take a pice of fruit or cookie from buffet when we get back from our tour
we have lunch on the ship we take the bottle water from our cabine they
will put that on your sign and sail i rather do that then get sick on the water we take both these items when we go ashore
Most foods are OK. Stick to bottled water, beer and sodas. Remember ice is also made from the local water so mixed drinks may be an issue if you have a sensitive digestive system.
In any foreign country, or anywhere away from home, the water is different and your digestive system may take a bit to get used to the local "stuff" in it so it's always better to slowly acclimate yourself to it. You don't get that chance when you are only there for a few hours so it's better to play it safe then end up with a gastric problem.
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If you go to Cozumel, I have ate at Fat Tuesday's many times. I always get the Nacho-Fajhti Chicken /Beef plate . Usually a frozen mix drink or two.
Take a couple of bottled waters with you, on your excursions. That always helps.
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I have been told that the shoretours and restaurants recommended
by Carnival serve "safe" food and drink. I haven't had any trouble with
eating and drinking local fare that was recommended. These businesses
want to keep in Carnival's good graces. Make sense???