These are the dirtiest beaches in Mexico

The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) recently announced the quality of water from the most visited beaches in the country and also reported that there are many that present fecal matter.

The Cofepris and the Semarnat make periodic measurements to the main tourist destinations of the country for their attractiveness in vacations. Stock image for illustration purpose only
The Cofepris and the Semarnat make periodic measurements to the main tourist destinations of the country for their attractiveness in vacations. Stock image for illustration purpose only

According to the periodic reviews of the most visited sites along the 11 thousand kilometers of beaches, it was found that several almost exceed the sanitary limits that are 200 enterococci (Enterococcus faecalis) per 100 milliliters.

These bacteria, which are within the group of microorganisms indicating fecal contamination of the waters, are considered as the most efficient element to determine if the sea water can be recreational or not since beach destinations represent a great attraction for domestic and foreign tourism.

LIST OF THE DIRTIEST BEACHES IN MEXICO:

Soft Beach, in Acapulco, Guerrero (191)

Hornos Beach, in Acapulco, Guerrero (183)

Puerto Angelito Beach, in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca (167)

Main Beach, in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca (158)

Antón Lizardo Beach, in Veracruz (157)

Gulf of Santa Clara Machorro Beach, in San Luis Colorado, Sonora (137)

Gulf of Santa Clara Beach Palapa Town, in San Luis Colorado, Sonora (124)

Santiago Beach, in Manzanillo, Colima (100)

North Beach, in Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo (94)

Downtown Beach, in Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo (89)

Celestón Beach, in Telchac, Yucatán (70)

Las Glorias Beach, in Guasave, Sinaloa (69)

Playa Hotel Rivera, in Rosarito, Baja California Norte (66)

Progreso Beach in Telchac, Yucatán (60)

Playa Las Tortugas, in Cancún, Quintana Roo (58)

Playas del Sol, in Guaymas, Sonora (54)

Nuevo Vallarta Beach, in Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit (48)

Playa Langosta, in Cancún, Quintana Roo (42)

Caletilla Beach, in Acapulco, Guerrero (41)

Huayatambo Beach, in Sonora (40)

In accordance with national and international standards, the environmental quality of the beaches of Mexico is acceptable, since they are largely made up of virgin natural environments, where the presence of man is still not present or minimal. However, the sanitary condition of the beaches may change throughout the year.

If you decide to visit a Mexican beach you can check this link to know the quality of the water (in Spanish): https://apps1.semarnat.gob.mx:445/dgeia/gob-mx/playas/resultados.html 

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