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More Mexican beaches apply for Blue Flag certification

Mexico, D.F. – Seven beaches in five of the Mexican states have applied for Blue Flag consideration for the 2016 year.

In order to become Blue Flag certified, each beach must pass specific tests that include water quality tests, safety, public services, education and environmental management. The beaches that have applied for the globally-recognized status will be evaluated by a jury headed by the Ministries of Tourism as well as officials from Environment and Natural Resources, Communications and Transport and the National Water Commission, among other government departments.

The sites applying for Blue Flag certification recognition include Kantenah Bay in Playa del Carmen, Coral Beach in Cancun, Coromuel in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Playa de Oro in Puerto Vallarta, two beaches in Acapulco and one beach in Nayarit.

Results of the seven applicants will be known in July 2016.

Blue Flag recognition is an international beach and marina certification of excellent promoting the sustainable management of global coastal destinations. The certification recognizes those who achieve a standard of excellence in information and environmental education, quality water management and environmental management as well as safety and services.

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