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Blue Flag in Mexico

Posted by: Tania Martinez on: November 14, 2016

Do you know the importance of being blue? What’s the meaning of Blue Flag?

Around the world exist so many people, and organizations working hard to maintain, protect and do the planet a better place to live for all the species.

And The distinctive Blue Flag is a great example of this effort.

The Blue Flag is a global recognition awarded by Foundation for Environmental Education to beaches and marinas that meet criteria of quality, safety, environmental education and information.

The FEE operates from Denmark since 1981, and it does the rest of the world through a network of non-profit organizations. In Mexico, since 2012, the operator of this organization is Pronatura, an environmental organization whose mission is to conserve ecosystems.

What is needed for the blue flag award?

For the beaches, exist 33 different criteria grouped into the following 4 categories:

Water quality:

It is very important to maintain the High standards in water quality, does not allow behaviors that contaminate the water as industrial or other polluting landfills, special care to coral reefs and practices wastewater treatment.

Management and Environmental Management:

It should exist a management committee Beach Blue Flag, to be in a charge to the development plan, laws, and regulations; also, to provide the infrastructure for garbage collection, health adequate and clean, and promote the use of sustainable means of transport.

Security and Services:

The beaches awarded with Blue Flag should have staff and suitable for visitor safety, signaling equipment, and emergency plans, as well as access and inclusive spaces for people with disabilities.

Environmental information and education:

It is considered that the public has the water quality of the beach, information about the Blue Flag program, a code of conduct, among others.



Map of Mexico beaches

Map of Mexico´s beaches Blue Flag awarded.



Proudly 26 Mexico´s  beaches and 1 Marina awarded with Blue Flag:

  • Playa El Chileno, Baja California Sur
  • Palmillas, Baja California Sur
  • Santa María, Baja California Sur
  • El Coromuel, Baja California Sur
  • Nuevo Vallarta Norte, Nayarit
  • Marina Riviera Nayarit
  • Laguna de Santa María del Oro, Nayarit
  • Camarones, Jalisco
  • Palmares, Jalisco
  • Playa de Oro, Jalisco
  • Icacos, Guerrero
  • El Palmar I, Guerrero
  • El Palmar II, Guerrero
  • Playa Revolcadero, Guerrero
  • El Revolcadero II, Guerrero
  • Icacos II, Guerrero
  • Chahué, Oaxaca
  • Chac Mool, Quintana Roo
  • Delfines, Quintana Roo
  • Las Perlas, Quintana Roo
  • Marlín, Quintana Roo
  • Playa Ballenas, Quintana Roo
  • Playa del Niño, Quintana Roo
  • Balneario municipal de Bacalar, Quintana Roo
  • Playa Centro, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo
  • Playa Coral, Quintana Roo
  • El Tortuguero, Veracruz

Enjoy them, and the most important, keep this beautiful beaches clean.

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