For the first time, the port of Acapulco does not appear in the list of beaches not suitable for bathers, as it happened in the high seasons such as Summer, Winter, and Easter, where the results of the sampling by Cofepris were not favorable, for some points for bathers.
Yesterday the regulatory authorities issued the results of the recently applied sampling, on each of the beaches of this tourist destination, and despite the reserved forecasts, they managed to pass the test.
Last night, Mayor Abelina López Rodríguez, accompanied by the director of CAPAMA, Arturo Latabán, indicated that this is not a coincidence, but rather a joint effort to reverse the effects caused by the illegal discharges that were detected and solved immediately, such as the beaches of Caleta, Manzanillo and Playa Suave, among others.
In addition to the recent signing of an agreement to make the necessary adjustments and to have clean beaches for the recreational use of tourists, that is why they achieved the certification the same.
According to the health authorities, the beaches of Guerrero are clean and suitable for recreational use, so they do not present any risk, this was the result of a study to verify the state of the beaches in the country through the Federal Commission for the Protection of Health Risks (Cofepris).
Cofepris, in coordination with state health authorities and the National Network of Public Health Laboratories, took seawater samples during the weeks before the current vacation period.
According to the results of this study, Acapulco beaches such as Caletilla, Caleta, La Roqueta, Hornos, Tlacopanocha, Suave, Carabali, Papagayo, El Morro, El Morro lI, Condesa, Copacabana, Icacos, Puerto Marqués, Majahua, Revolcadero, Manzanillo and Pie de la Cuesta.
In Zihuatanejo Ixtapa/Playa Varadero Isla, Playa Linda, Playa Quieta and El Palmar are suitable, as well as Las Gatas, La Ropa, La Madera, Principal.
In Copala, Playa Ventura and Las Peñitas in Marquelia are suitable.
Therefore, national and foreign tourists are invited to visit the beaches, since the conditions are in place for families to enjoy Easter Week in Guerrero.
289 out of 290 Mexican beaches are clean; Hermosa beach, in BC, does not pass the test: Cofepris
Cofepris presented the results of Clean Beaches 2022 and stated that 99.6% of Mexican beaches are suitable for recreational use.
During Easter Week many will visit one of Mexico's beaches, but do you know if your destination is a clean beach? The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) presented the results of the first sampling of the Clean Beaches 2022 program for the Easter holiday period and highlighted that 289 beaches, out of 290, are clean and suitable for recreational use.
This after more than 1,900 seawater samples were analyzed in coordination with state health authorities and the National Network of Public Health Laboratories in 17 coastal states, which resulted in 99.6% of the beaches being classified as suitable.
For the fourth consecutive year, Hermosa beach, in Ensenada, Baja California, is not suitable for recreational use, as it is considered a health risk due to the constant discharge of sewage in the area.
While four beaches were considered unfit for recreational use in the previous monitoring (December 2021), this time they had favorable results. Three of these are located in the state of Guerrero: Playa Hornos, Playa Tlacopanocha and Playa Suave; and one in Nayarit: Playa Sayulita I.
For a beach to be considered suitable for recreational use, it must meet the safety guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), by having 200 or fewer enterococci (bacteria that live in the intestine) per 100 milliliters of water.
"Beaches represent a determining factor for the development of tourist activity, and the quality of the water in tourist centers is a primordial factor to guarantee the protection of the health of users and visitors, which is why the health authority has been carrying out these tests for 19 years with a preventive approach," said Cofepris in a statement.
The results of this analysis are published before the three main vacation periods: Easter, summer, and winter.