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Water in restaurants in Cabo and grocery store

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I know I have asked about the water in Cabo before, but recently I read some reviews in Trip Advisor that say they have gotten sick drinking the water at restaurants or having ice cubes in drinks in Cabo. Others say the water is fine to drink. I am confused and afraid to get sick.

Is there a definitive answer on this?

Also, is there a grocery store within walking distance of the Solmar properties in Cabo where I could buy bottled water and a few other essentials like bread, milk, eggs and butter? I will not be renting a car. It sounds like Walmart is a taxi ride away, and I am not interested in spending money on a taxi for the few items I need.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help.
 
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Drink only bottled water if you can in southern Baja. Even though the resorts have their own water treatment your body might need some time to adjust to it. Some of my friends have no problem at the resort and others have been sick off the get go. Not worth losing a few vacation days with the runs.

Anything in a bottle, wine, beer, booze ect is pretty safe. Ice is safe in pop and drinks at good resorts and restaurants as freezing usually kills bacteria.

The worse water is in the pool. Keep your head above water after 11 am.

There is a mini market near the Solmar but its way cheaper at Costco on your way in.
 
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Also, is there a grocery store within walking distance of the Solmar properties in Cabo where I could buy bottled water and a few other essentials like bread, milk, eggs and butter?
There is the Aramburo Mkt. downtown that's probably within walking distance, but you'd probably want to at least take a taxi back. It would be a long walk carrying a case of water and whatever else you wanted.

I haven't had a problem with drinking the water in Cabo for the past 13 yrs. we've been going down there.
 

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We stay at Playa Grande and Cabo Villas 4 weeks every winter. Water at the resort is fine but salty (desalinization) for cooking and cleaning up but we drink only bottled water or beer from a grocery store as resort prices are outrageous for long stays. Restaurant water is fine as long as it's serving bottled water. (the fine for serving tap water is very high so it's just not done). Beware of bottles served in ice from a cooler at non resort properties as the ice could have been made with non-purified water. Aramburo has everything a Gringo needs and is about 1/2 mi walk from the entrance of Solmar. It's one block behind Squid Roe. Also check across the street from the Solmar entrance as there is the Mexican equivalent of a Circle K that is sometimes open and sometimes closed- luck of the draw all season long.
Pack a reusable cloth type grocery bag and it's easier on the hands in case you have a heavy load. For a shopping adventure hop a white short school type bus in front of Solmar/PG for 7 pesos and head into town and hit the big grocery stores like Soriana's(sp?). Take a bus that has "Sorianas" written in white soap on the passenger window. From Sorianas take a $8 cab ride back to the resort with the best bakery goods in town and anything you could ever want or need.
 
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Soriano's seems like a great idea. I do not have a Costco membership. We are taking a van from the airport to the Solmar resorts. So I do not think I can stop at Walmart, for instance, on the way in. How much would a taxi ride be to go to the Walmart? Is there a bus that goes there? Maybe Soriano's would be good enough for the few things we will need.

Thanks for your suggestions.
 

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Maybe Soriano's would be good enough for the few things we will need.

Thanks for your suggestions.
Soriano's would probably be a lot more interesting. It's a huge, modern Mexican grocery store. The Walmart is fine, but it's pretty much like the U.S. Walmarts.
 

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same white buses go to Wally's ( "walmart" in white soap as above- for 7 pesos) but as previously said go to Soriana's as it's closer and a lot more local than wally. Bakery, fresh tortillas, huge liquor dept and local items you'll never find at WM plus it has most everything you do find at Wally's. Try to spend your dollars/pesos in town as the resorts are killing off the local merchants with their fear concerns and all inclusive pitch. All inclusive is fine for 2-3 days but why get screwed for average food and drink? Be smart shop local.
 
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