These are the 10 cleanest beaches in Mexico

The beaches of Quintana Roo are ready for this vacation with 1.3 visitors expected, according to the Cofepris report.

Cofepris reports clean beaches for holidays
Cofepris reports clean beaches for holidays

The Federal Commission for Protection Against Sanitary Risks, reported clean beaches for recreational use in Quintana Roo, for this vacation period, after they made a review in 28 beaches and 36 sampling sites of 6 tourist destinations: Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Othon P. Blanco, Riviera Maya, Tulum. In general, all reported low numbers of bacteria less than 100 enterococci.

At the national level, more than 1,600 seawater samples from 269 beaches in the main tourist destinations, including Quintana Roo, were analyzed in the laboratory.

According to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, the level used by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) to establish that a beach implies a health risk is 200 enterococci per 100 milliliters of water.

No beach exceeded the limits, however here is the list of the cleanest, which only record 10 NMP:

1. Beaches of San Felipe, Baja California (El Cortéz, Los Faisanes, Bureaucrats, Dorado Ranch, Malecón, Bonita, Lindo México and Marina Resort)

2. Beaches of Loreto, Baja California Sur (Malecón de Loreto and Salinitas)

3. Beaches of Campeche, Campeche (San Lorenzo, Bonita)

4. Beaches of Tonalá, Chiapas (Boca del Cielo and Puerto Arista)

5. Beaches of Aquila, Michoacán (Nexpa, Maruata, Bucerías Lighthouse, Las Brisas, San Juan de Alima, and Pichilinguillo)

6. Beaches of Cozumel, Quintana Roo (Las Casitas, Downtown, Dzul-ha, Chankanaab, Rastas, Bonita, Caletita, San Martín and Chen Rio)

7. Mahahual Beach, in Othón P. Blanco, Quintana Roo

8. Beaches of Altata Bay Navolato, Sinaloa (Altata and El Tambor)

9. Costa Azul Beach, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas

10. Playa Dzilam Bravo, Yucatán

Cofepris also reported this April 16 that the Sayulita Beach, located Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit, which was under sanitary surveillance, is already considered suitable for recreational use during this vacation.

"This tourist site complies with the established safety levels when, in the extraordinary monitoring performed on seawater, values ​​of enterococci of less 10 NMP per 100 milliliters of water and 20 NMP per 100 milliliters of water, which They are less than the limit of 200 MPN per 100 milliliters used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to determine a beach like APTA," the entity said in a statement.

Some of the diseases and symptoms that can cause microorganisms present in seawater are gastroenteritis, salmonellosis, cholera, otitis, conjunctivitis, respiratory and skin diseases. According to the health authorities, there could also be fever, colds, gastroenteritis, diarrhea and digestive ailments.

If you go to the beach and present some symptoms such as fever, intestinal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, earache, severe and constant headache, eye or skin irritation, environmental authorities recommend consulting a doctor immediately.

By Mexicanist