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flag blue 2023 beaches

Blue Flag beaches 2023
Radio Sintonia:

Fuerteventura wins eleven Blue Flag awards in the 2023 edition.

The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands reports that sixtyBlue Flag awards have been obtained in the 2023 edition. Of these, 56 correspond to beaches and four to marinas. In the Canary Islands, the Blue Flag initiative is managed with the collaboration of the Ministry of Health, through the General Directorate of Public Health of the Canary Islands Health Service.

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

It distinguishes those beaches and marinas that meet the criteria of excellence in bathing water quality, 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: 56

La Oliva: Corralejo Viejo, Grandes Playas, La Concha.

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

Puerto del Rosario; Blanca, Los Pozos, Puerto Lajas.

Tuineje: Gran Tarajal


Agaete: Las Nieves.

Agüimes: Arinaga.

Arucas: El Puertillo, Los Charcones.

Gáldar: Sardine.

Ingenuity: El Burrero.

San Bartolomé de Tirajana: El Inglés, Maspalomas, Meloneras, SanAgustín.

Telde: Hoya del Pozo, Melenara, Salinetas.


Arrecife: El Reducto.

Teguise: The spoons.

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

Yaiza: White.


Alajeró: Santiago.

San Sebastián de la Gomera: La Cueva, San Sebastián de la Gomera.


Pinar del Hierro: La Restinga.

Valverde: Timijaraque.


Breña Alta: Bajamar.

Breña Baja: Los Cancajos.

Los Llanos de Aridane: Charco Verde, Puerto Naos.

Santa Cruz de la Palma: Santa Cruz de la Palma

Tazacorte: The Port of Tazacorte.


Adeje: El Duque, Torviscas.

Arona: El Camisón, Las Vistas, Los Cristianos.

Garachico: El Muelle, Natural Pools of El Caletón.

Isora Guide: Jaquita Beach.

Icod de los Vinos: San Marcos.

Los Realejos: Help.

San Cristóbal de La Laguna: Natural Pools of Bajamar, Natural Pool of Sandstone, Natural Pool of Jóver.

Tacoronte: La Arena (Mesa del Mar).

The Blue Flag Program strives to promote the sustainable development of coastal areas through the requirement of high standards in bathing water quality, safety, environmental management, and information and education for sustainability, all criteria that have been taken into account when awarding the Blue Flag to the award-winning beaches of the Canary Islands.

Blue Flag ports in the Canary Islands: 4

P. D. of Mogán.

P.S. Pasito Blanco (San Bartolomé de Tirajana).


Marina Puerto Calero (Yaiza).


R.C.N. de Tenerife (Santa Cruz de Tenerife).

The criteria that a marina with Blue Flag must meet are divided into three large blocks: Environmental Information and Education, environmental management, and Safety and services.

Antigua loses its blue flag of El Castillo Beach.
The remainder of the article is identical to Radio Sintonia's.

(Tamara - there is no further info re El Castillo beach)
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