THE exclusive Blue Flag, which certifies the high quality, standards and services of Spain’ s beaches, will be flying upon 43 of them in the Canary Islands come july 1st, with six ports also compensated.
There will also be large smiles all round again in landmass Spain, which has retained its world-record with 669 flags.
Last year, the flag occupied fifty beaches across the Canary Islands. But 7 beaches were deemed to have lowered their standards this year, while Adeje withdrew from this campaign because the Council’ s improvement scheme would not are completed in time, as explained beneath.
But four Fuerteventura bea-ches will not be flying the banner, either, this year. Some 56 seashores across the archipelago were offered because Blue Flag candidates, a total associated with nine fewer than last year. And on best of that decline, 13 applicants had been denied.
Gran Canaria boasts 10 Blue Flags, the particular Canaries’ highest total, despite the lack of one.
Tenerife’ s i9000 flags will be displayed on the seashores of La Arena; the seaside and coves of La Jaquita; El Camisó n and Todas las Vistas; the Pools of Bajamar; the Arena-Mesa del Mar; the particular Playa Jardí n and San Telmo complex, and, finally, Este Socorro.
Meanwhile, the particular provinces of Má laga plus Huelva have lost eight Blue Red flags apiece, including the former’ s popular Cabo Pino, in Marbella. The particular province of Cá diz has additionally lost the quality indicator for its famous Zahara de los Atunes, plus Almerí a has also lost 1.
Some town halls, however , opted not to apply for Glowing blue Flags, conscious that they were not as much as scratch through, among other reasons, failing to comply with the Ley sobre Costas (Coastal Law), poor waste materials management, or inferior bathing-water high quality.
But with a total associated with 669 Blue Flags, of which 566 are for beaches, 98 pertaining to yachting marinas and five with regard to ports for sustainable craft, The country still wins hands-down, worldwide.
The Government’ s Travel and leisure Secretary, Isabel Oliver, claimed small number of Blue Flags on The spanish language beaches, from next month, “ had not been a drama”.
The lady added: “ The requirements are very challenging, and show concern for the preservation plus care of these beaches.
“ The objective is for Spain to become recognised as a great destination for accountable tourism, by both visitors plus residents. ”
The particular Blue Flag award requires seashores to meet extremely stringent and rigorous standards covering cleanliness, water high quality, safety, waste management, superior amenities and environmental management, all of which arrive at a great financial cost plus involve considerable work, but that is a worthwhile investment because of the tourism revenue a successful blue flag bid creates.