Safe to Drink from Water Fountains along the Camino Trail?

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In this blog post, I am answering the final question asked by Vicki from a previous blog post regarding the safety of the water from the drinking fountains on the Camino trail.

Wherever you travel, always research the quality and sources of local water and food.  The risk of travelers’ diarrhea varies depending on the geographic region, and it is contaminated food rather than water that is the most common cause.  Traveling in Southern Europe (which Spain is a part of), the risk of contracting travelers’ diarrhea varies from 15 to 20%.  (click here to access the Government of Canada site info).

I always ask myself these 4 questions before I travel:

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