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Mexico sets record adding 19 new beaches to Blue Flag nominations

City of Mexico — Mexico has submitted another 19 beaches to the National Blue Flag jury, setting a record for the number of applications in one year.

The National Blue Flag Jury has received 19 new Mexican beaches that are to be considered for the globally recognized Blue Flag status for the 2018-2019 season. Not only does this figure represent a new submission, it also represent a new number for the state of Baja California Sur who submitted 12 for the municipality of Los Cabos.

Mexico began participating in the Blue Flag program in 2013 and has more than 30 certified around the country. Blue Flag beach status is awarded annually to beaches that prove a high level of standards including cleanliness of sand and sea along with modern facilities and general environmental awareness.

The National Jury received the applications and approved the Foundation for Environmental Education Mexico (FEE) request to turn them over to international bodies for evaluation and eventual approval.

Blue Flag status is an investment of time, resources and, above all, the great effort that hotel operators, municipalities, states and the federal government make to ensure the public beaches reach the high standards expected.