For second consecutive year, Puerto Peñasco beach receives international “Blue Flag” certification granted by the Foundation for Environmental Education in Mexico.
Manny’s Beach Club in the Mirador was the site for the raising of the “Blue Flag” again this year, accrediting the site as the only coastline in Sonora distinguished as having met the environmental and sustainable guidelines required for the international distinction.
At the presentation of the international “Blue Flag” certification of 76 meters of coastline, FEE Mexico Executive Director Joaquín Arturo Díaz Ríos expressed appreciation to the local administration, as well as the local Clean Beach Committee, the Federal Maritime Land Zone office, as well as to Manny’s owners for joint efforts to ensure this stretch continues to meet strict environmental, water quality, environmental management, safety, and service standards.
Puerto Peñasco is home to two more stretches of coastline that have been certified as clean beaches. This includes a part of Sandy Beach, stretching over 1780 linear meters from Playa Bonita Hotel to Las Palomas, as well as 2300 meters of coastline at Islas del Mar, as certified by Mexican Norm NMX AA 120 SCFI 2016.
The direct participation of local governments, hoteliers, environmental and educational associations, along with community involvement, is needed to achieve these national and international beach certifications, ensuring the safety and health of tourists and local residents alike.