These are the best Mexican beaches with the Blue Flag distinction
With the announcement that eight beaches of Quintana Roo and one marina of Nayarit will receive the international Blue Flag distinction, Mexico is placed as a leader in the Americas in featuring the best beaches with Blue Flag distinction, highlighted the Ministry of Tourism.
The Foundation for Environmental Education in Mexico today approved the nomination of 54 beaches and three marinas to obtain the Blue Flag International badge, of which 46 beaches and two marinas were candidates for renewal, while eight other beaches and a marina were nominated for the first time. Thus, there are already 54 beaches and three marinas, which makes Mexico the number one country on a continental level.
Globally, the country advanced from the fifteenth to the thirteenth place with the largest number of these flags that guarantee the cleanliness and environmentally responsible management of the beaches.
Within the framework of the second meeting of the Blue Flag Mexico National Jury, headed by the Federal Ministry of Tourism, the result of the deliberation of the International Jury, which is made up of representatives of the World Tourism Organization, Unesco and Blue Flag itself, among others.
The state with the most blue flags is Baja California Sur, with 20 beaches and a marina that have this distinction. The new Blue Flag beaches and marinas will start operating with this flag from July 1, which will be in effect during the 2019-2020 period with the flags that symbolize an environmentally responsible operation.
The 54 beaches and three marinas that will wear the Blue Flag are El Coromuel, in La Paz; while Los Cabos has Acapulquito, El Chileno, El Corsario, Hacienda, Las Viudas, La Ribera, Médano Breathless, Médano Casa Dorada, Médano Club Cascadas de Baja, Médano ME Cabo, Medano Pueblo Bonito Cabos, Medano Pueblo Bonito Rose, Médano Riu Palace Los Cabos, Médano Rui Santa Fe, Médano Villa del Palmar, Médano Villa El Arco, Médano Villa La Estancia, Palmilla and Santa María, in Baja California Sur The state of Guerrero has seven: Icacos I, Icacos II, Revolcadero I , Revolcadero II and Pie de la Cuesta, in the municipality of Acapulco; while in Zihuatanejo de Azueta there are El Palmar I and El Palmar II. In Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, there are Palmares, Playa de Oro and Sheraton; whereas in Nayarit they have Nuevo Vallarta Norte, in Bahía de Banderas, and Laguna Santa María del Oro, in the municipality of the same name; while in the state of Oaxaca two of these beaches are located: Chahué and Tangolunda Dreams, both in Santa María Huatulco.
The main tourist state of Mexico, Quintana Roo, already has 12 Blue Flag beaches, of which seven are located in the municipality of Benito Juarez (Cancun): Whales, Chac Mool, Coral, Dolphins, El Niño, Las Perlas, Marlín; four are within the municipality of Solidaridad: Kantenah Bay, 88 Beach, Punta Esmeralda, and Xcalacoco; and one more, Playa Centro, is on Isla Mujeres.
The eight beaches of Quintana Roo that this time received the award for the first time, are Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, Iberostar Cancun, and Live Aqua Cancun; Albatros Beach and North Beach, in Isla Mujeres; Vista del Mar beach, in Puerto Morelos; and, finally, Iberostar Tukan & Quetzal and Playa Paraíso, in Solidaridad.
The three marinas with the Blue Flag recognition are Marina Cortez, in La Paz, Baja California Sur; Marina Riviera Nayarit, in the municipality of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, and Marina San Blas, both in Nayarit.