Cancun's Clean Beaches Wear More Awards than Sunscreen

Cancun basks in beach accolades with 43 environmental awards, including “Blue Flag” dominance, while gearing up to host the WTA finals. But challenges loom, with organized crime incidents casting shadows on its sunny shores.

Cancun's Clean Beaches Wear More Awards than Sunscreen
Cancun's “Blue Flag” beaches are a sight to behold! Credit: ZOFEMAT Benito Juárez

Ladies and gentlemen, grab your tennis rackets and sun hats because Cancun is about to serve up an ace of a year! This bustling Mexican paradise is not only basking in the glory of its pristine clean beaches but is also gearing up to host the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) finals, featuring the world's top eight players. But amidst all the excitement, Cancun also faces some unique challenges.

Beach Bonanza

Cancun is no stranger to accolades when it comes to its beaches, and this year is no different. The municipal president, Ana Paty Peralta, recently hailed the joint efforts of both the private sector and the government for Cancun's continued dominance in environmental certifications. Not one, not two, but three prestigious awards adorn Cancun's shores: “Clean Sustainable Beach,” “Platinum Beach,” and the international the “Blue Flag.”