International Blue Flag Certification is awarded to beaches and marinas that have achieved excellence in its water quality, safety, public restrooms, management and environmental education.
This program was developed in 1981 in Denmark by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). A strict process of selection, verification and follow up under uniform protocols is carried out through a network of nonprofit organizations.
In the year 2000, thanks to international interest, it became a global organization. It presently has 77 member organizations in 65 countries.
Pronatura Mexico A.C. is an organization focused on the conservation of flora, fauna and main ecosystems. It promotes societal awareness and responsibility in everything that has to do with nature. Since July 2012 it has been the exclusive operator for FEE in Mexico.
Three beaches in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, have been certified again after having fulfilled the 33 Blue Flag criteria for certification:
The Blue Flag certifications were awarded during the “XII Encuentro Nacional de Playas Limpias” (National Clean Beaches Conference) held June 22-25, after having gone through a risk evaluation at each beach, and having a protection strategy put into place.
These three beaches in Los Cabos will continue to boast the coveted Blue Flag certification, which began on July 1st and lasts during the 2016-2017 season.