Mexico becomes the Blue Flag leader of America with 54 beaches and three marinas
The country reaches record in this badge and also advances to the place 13 of 45 nations participating in the program
The Ministry of Tourism, headed by Miguel Torruco Marqués, said that the achievements were obtained thanks to the coordinated work between various government institutions.
Baja California Sur is the main entity, with twenty beaches that will wear this badge; Quintana Roo occupies position number two.
With the announcement that eight beaches of Quintana Roo and one marina of Nayarit will receive the international Blue Flag distinction, Mexico is positioned as a leader in the Americas in this area.
In addition, globally our 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.
This afternoon, the Foundation for Environmental Education in Mexico (FEE Mexico), approved the nomination of 54 beaches and three marinas to obtain the Blue Flag International distinction, of which 46 beaches and two marinas were candidates for renewal, while others eight beaches and a marina were nominated for the first time. Thus, there are already 54 beaches and three marinas, which makes our country the number one continental level.
Within the framework of the second meeting of the Blue Flag Mexico National Jury, headed by the Federal Ministry of Tourism, held at Mundo de la Sectur, the result of the deliberation of the International Jury, which is made up of representatives, was announced. of the World Tourism Organization, Unesco and Blue Flag itself, among other organizations,
Before the announcement, the Undersecretary of Tourism Quality and Regulation of the Sectur, Humberto Hernández Haddad -president of the National Jury-, who attended on behalf of the Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, affirmed that these achievements were obtained thanks to coordinated work among various government institutions.
The 57 approved applications: 54 beaches and three marinas, represent for Mexico a record number, thanks to compliance with the established criteria of quality, safety, education and environmental information.
Now, the state that has the most blue flags is Baja California Sur, with twenty beaches and a marina that have this distinction.
During the development of the meeting, the importance of Blue Flag as a tool that adds value to one of the most important productive activities in the country and that is an important basis for internal competitiveness, in the international tourism environment, but above all, was highlighted. that promotes the socially responsible use of beaches and marinas.
Finally, the executive director of FEE Mexico, Joaquín Díaz Ríos, thanked all the support received from the head of Sectur, Miguel Torruco Marqués, and congratulated him for making this badge guarantee that an environmentally responsible operation is being carried out by of each creditor state of recognition, in favor of tourism in Mexico.
"The International Jury congratulates the national operators for ensuring that the deadlines are met and for providing qualitative information for a successful evaluation and for their efforts to bring more sites of interest, which raises our number of recognized places this year," he said. executive.
The new Blue Flag beaches and marinas will start operating with this badge as of July 1, which will be in force during the period 2019-2020; It was also announced that FEE Mexico will deliver 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 de Juárez; 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; while in Nayarit they have Nuevo Vallarta Norte, in Bahía de Banderas, and Laguna Santa María del Oro, in the municipality of the same name.
In the state of Oaxaca, two of these beaches are located: Chahué and Tangolunda Dreams, both in Santa María Huatulco.
For its part, the main tourist state of Mexico: Quintana Roo, has already twelve Blue Flag beaches, of which seven are located in the municipality of Benito Juarez (Cancun): Whales, Chac Mool, Coral, Dolphins, El Niño, Las Pearls, Marlin; 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 distinction 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, BCS; Marina Riviera Nayarit, in the municipality of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle; as well as Marina San Blas, both in Nayarit.