Puerto Peñasco has obtained Level II clean beach certification for a stretch along “Islas del Mar”, becoming the longest certified coastline for recreational use in the country at more than 2,300 linear meters.
This recognition, granted by the Mexican Institute for Standardization and Certification, came after an extensive audit and ruling upon a series of points inspected for compliance.
The Level II certification positions this beach in Puerto Peñasco as the most extensive recreational and sustainable coastline in Mexico, thus guaranteeing visitors’ safety, trust and cleanliness on a broad extension of beach.
The official recognition from SEMARNAT, under standard NMXAA120SCH / 2016, is the second clean and sustainable beach certification for Puerto Peñasco. The first sustainable clean beach certification in the city was granted in 2019 for more than 1700 meters along Sandy Beach, from Playa Bonita Hotel to Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort.
Luis Cesar García, Director of the Federal Maritime Land Zone, detailed participation of hundreds of people from different areas, including Islas del Mar staff, was fundamental in achieving this important certification.
The audit, which was carried out by specialists over several sessions, thoroughly inspected work on safety, cleaning, species monitoring, biodiversity studies, solid waste management and cleaning programs, surveillance in the area, presence of lifeguards, and installation of waste deposits, among other standards that were met and will remain in effect.