Published On: Tue, Jun 10th, 2014

Cancun: the only Tourist Destination in Mexico with 3 Internationally Certified Beaches

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Governor of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge Angulo declared that Cancun will receive Blue Flag certification for three of its beaches.

Chac Mool and Las Perlas will join Playa Delfines as recipients of the prestigious designation.

Blue Flag certification indicates that a beach has met world-class criteria of excellence in water quality, security, infrastructure, management, environmental education and information.

The three Cancun beaches gained Blue Flag status in large part due to tourist infrastructure and air connectivity to domestic and foreign visitors.

Blue Flag certification for quality

Blue Flag certification for quality

Borge said international judges visited the beaches and scored them on 33 specifications before awarding the certification. The Blue Flag certification will officially come into effect in July and is set to bring greater economic benefits to the area.

The jury of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), which grants the awards, is comprised of representatives from the United Nations Environment Program, the World Tourism Organization, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.


Cancun will be the only tourist destination in the country with three certified beaches.

“The designation will generate interest from new potential visitors who are seeking sustainability and excellent services,” the governor said.

The former president of the Cancun Hotel Association, Abelardo Vara Rivera, said that Cancun continues to be a leader in innovative hotels and touristic activities. This, he said, is the reason it maintains its leadership in Mexican and Latin American tourism.

The businessman said that Cancun is a world-class destination and that the Blue Flag certifications were achieved thanks to state government strategies.

The executive president of the Mexican Association of Travel Agencies in Quintana Roo, Sergio González Rubiera, said that the certification of the beaches is a factor that contributes substantially to the competitiveness of the destination.

He said 11 of Cancun’s beaches will receive the Blue Flag international certification by the end of 2014.


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