These are the 10 cleanest beaches in Mexico

The health authorities have declared that 100% of the beaches in the country are suitable for you to visit, however, there are some that have fewer pollutants than others.

The health authorities have declared that 100% of the beaches in the country are suitable for you to visit, however, there are some that have fewer pollutants than others.
The health authorities have declared that 100% of the beaches in the country are suitable for you to visit, however, there are some that have fewer pollutants than others.

A laboratory analysis of seawater, carried out by the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) in the 17 coastal states, allows to detect the amount of Enterococcus faecalis bacteria that are in the water and that come from the feces of humans and animals. The contamination is measured according to the concentration, the limits are established in units of microorganisms per 100 milliliters.

To determine that a beach implies a health risk, the sample must report 200 enterococci per 100 milliliters of water, according to the Cofepris, from 0 to 200 enterococci per 100 milliliters (NMP) are suitable for visitors, while is greater than 200 is not suitable.

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.

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