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56 Blue Flag awards in 2020 goes to the Canary Islands
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The Ministry of Health reports that the Canary Islands has obtained 51 Blue Flag awards for beaches, and 5 for marinas, according to the opinion of the international jury of the Blue Flag environmental program, released this morning. In the Canary Islands, the Blue Flag initiative is managed in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate of Public Health of the Canary Health Service.

Blue Flag is an annual award and an environmental quality certification system developed by the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education.). In Spain, this initiative is coordinated by ADEAC (Association for Environmental and Consumer Education).

Blue Flag distinguishes those beaches and marinas that meet the criteria of excellence in the quality of bathing water, comply with environmental regulations, and have adequate health and safety infrastructure to guarantee the health and safety of their users. .

Blue Flag Beaches in the Canary Islands 51

Gran Canaria: 15

Agate: The Snows *

Agüimes: Arinaga.

Arucas: El Puertillo, Los Charcones.

Galdar: Sardine.

Wit: El Burrero.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Las Canteras.

San Bartolomé de Tirajana: The English. Maspalomas, Meloneras, San Agustín.

Telde: Hoya del Pozo, La Garita, Melenara, Salinetas.



Lanzarote: 8

Reef: The Redoubt

Teguise: Jablillo, Las Cucharas.

Aunts: Grande (Blanca), Matagorda, Pila de la Barrilla, Pocillos.

Yaiza: Blanca.



Fuerteventura: 7

Pájara: Butihondo, Costa Calma, El Matorral, Morro Jable.

Puerto del Rosario: Playa Blanca, Los Pozos, Puerto Lajas.





Tenerife: 12

Adeje: El Duque, Torviscas.

Arona: The Nightgown, The Views.

Garachico: El Muelle *, El Caletón Natural Pools *

Guía de Isora: La Jaquita Beach.

Los Realejos: El Socorro.

Puerto de la Cruz: Garden, San Telmo.

San Cristóbal de La Laguna: Natural Pools of Bajamar.

Tacoronte: The Arena.



La Palma: 5

Breña Alta: Bajamar.

Breña Baja: Los Cancajos.

Los Llanos de Aridane: Charco Verde, Puerto Naos.

Tazacorte: The Port of Tazacorte.



La Gomera: 3

Alajeró: Santiago.

San Sebastián de la Gomera: The Cave. Saint Sebastian.



El Hierro: 1

Pinar de El Hierro: La Restinga.

* New in 2020



Blue Flag Marinas in the Canary Islands: 5



Gran Canaria: 2

PD of Mogán, in Mogán.

PD Pasito Blanco, in San Bartolomé de Tirajana :.



Lanzarote: 1

Marina Puerto Calero, in Yaiza.



Tenerife: 2

PD of Los Gigantes, in Santiago del Teide.

Real Club Náutico de Tenerife, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.



Blue Flag Centers: 3

Interpretation Center Natural Reserve of the Dunes of Maspalomas, in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria.

Rambla de Castro Nature Class, in Los Realejos, Tenerife.

Restingolite Museum in El Pinar del Hierro, El Hierro.



The requirement to become a Blue Center, in a municipality with Blue Flag beach, is the existence of a visitor center, sea or nature classroom, which includes among its objectives and activities environmental education on coastal ecosystems and / or the sustainable development, as well as specific information on the Blue Flag program.



Blue Trails 2

Puerto Calero-Puerto del Carmen trail, in Tías, Lanzarote.

Sendero del Time, in Tazacorte, La Palma.

The Blue Paths are itineraries and landscape elements that link beaches or ports with the Blue Flag and contribute positively to the sustainable use of the coastline. For the awarded municipalities it is a recognition of their work in the improvement and restoration of their natural and ethnological coastal heritage.



Thematic distinctions: 1

Los Realejos, distinction in environmental education

Courtesy of www.gobiernodecanarias.org.
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