Agua Pura Salvavidas

Salvavidas water bottles

Agua Pura Salvavidas is Guatemala’s first and largest bottled water company (Purified water Lifesaver in English). Matt Bokor describes it like this: With no taste, no color, no smell, water is so boring that it’s sometimes called the neglected nutrient. To read the whole article Yes, you can drink the water, just follow the link to Revue Magazine, where Mr. Bokor gives us an overview of the Salvavidas bottled water.

Trivia: what is the Spanish word for a 5-gallon bottle?

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  • !No se! (I can’t do the upside down exclamation mark, sorry)
    But yes, water is such an important issue! And your photo is very well composed. I love your blog because there’s always a great story supporting good photos.

  • LD

    Isn’t it a tambo? Or is it garrafon, which is the other thing people call them here.

  • Nice perspective and color

  • nap

    5 gallon bottle in spanish or english ? In spanish I think in Guatemala we just call it “tambo” but no necessarily for 5 gallons

  • Garrafón is the answer. Tambo is generic or container, garrafón means 5-gallon container.

  • LD

    Am I the winner, then, even if it was my second guess? Is there a prize? Maybe a 13 Quetzal refill of my garrafón de aqua? For those of you not familiar with the exchange rate, 13 Quetzales is less than $2US, so purified water is pretty cheap here.

  • Nice water photo 🙂 I don’t drink the water here because it tastes bad but my doctor told me it has flouride in it and that it is drinkable. I’ll sticking to the purified water.

  • Brent

    THe Spanish word for 5-gallon bottle I learned while studying in Guadalajara, Mexico 20 years ago was “garrafundo”. I am thankful for your web-site which gives me a feel for the everyday culture of your beautiful city.

  • The heading gave me pause at first because “Salva Vida” is the big local beer in Honduras. I half-expected to read of the jugs being filled with beer…

    By the way, I love your blog!

  • garrafon? Me gusta la fotografía, muy buen color y se me hace como que la hubieras tomado en la mañana, estoy en lo correcto? saludos, espero que estes bien

  • Ha, over here we have liters rather than gallons and we use the word garrafon for the 16 liter “family” size containers of wine. Water, we get in 5 liter or 8 liter. Priorities? 🙂

  • Blissy: la fotografía fue tomada en la mañana, pero no tan temprano. Saludos y es un gusto saber que visitas este humilde sitio sobre la antigua ciudad capital.

    Pamela: we use both measurements here; liters and gallons. Now, make sure you bring me one of those 16-litre family wine containers next time you visit La Antigua. That will be enough wine for one year for us. Now, it makes sense why your comments always looked a little crooked and twiste. 😉

  • LOL! The silly thing is, I don’t drink. No, no, no. Not at all, because even just a sip gives me a headache. I do however, have a kitchen FULL of bottles of wine that people so kindly give me, some made from the grapes in the back garden. Living in a wine region, on a vineyard, it would be a tad strange not to have wine in the house, I suppose. And the shame of it is that they will all end up in the cooking, with the alcohol boiled off. If I could decant it all and sent it to you down the “internet tubes”, I would. 🙂 Oh, por casualidad, watching tele this evening, I did find out that we have a word to use for the large water bottles. Here, that is garrafa.

  • cfl centroamerica

    Agradeceré coordinar entrega en 8a calle 4-61 zona 10

    • @CFL, ésta no es la página oficial de Salvavidas. Para hacer pedidos, llama al 1-800 que aparece en los garrafones. Suerte.

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