Isla Mujeres and Cancun beaches, amongst the dirtiest in Mexico -COFEPRIS-

According to national and international standards, the environmental quality of Mexico’s beaches is acceptable, since there are largely made up of virgin natural environments, where the presence of man has not yet arrived or is minimal.

Mexico City (Agencies). – In the ranking of the dirtiest beaches in Mexico, are the beaches Golfo de Santa Clara Machorro and Santa Clara Pueblo Palapa, in San Luis Colorado, Sonora; Playa Santiago in Manzanillo, Colima, and the beaches North and Center in Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo. This was announced by the Federal Commission for the Protection of Health Risks (COFEPRIS), the Secretariat of Health (SSA) and the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT).

These are some of the dirtiest beaches in Mexico
Playas Suave y Hornos, Acapulco, Guerrero
Playas Principal y Puerto Angelito, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
Playa Antón Lizardo, Veracruz
Playa Golfo de Santa Clara Machorro y Santa Clara Pueblo Palapa, San Luis Colorado, Sonora
Playas Centro y Norte, en Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo
Playas en Telchac, Yucatán
Playa Las Glorias, Guasave, Sinaloa
Playa Hotel Rivera, Rosarito, Baja California Norte
Playa Las tortugas and Playa Langosta, Cancún, Quintana Roo
Playas del Sol, Guaymas, Sonora
Playa Nuevo Vallarta, Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit
Playa Caletilla, en Acapulco, Guerreo
Playa Huayatambo, en Sonora

In its study, COFEPRIS revealed which are the beaches with the highest levels of pollution on Mexican coasts and which are those with the most fecal waste in their waters. It was found that several almost exceed the limits allowed at the sanitary level, which are 200 enterococci (Enterococcus faecalis) per 100 milliliters.

These bacteria, which are found within the group of microorganisms that indicate fecal contamination of the waters, are considered the most efficient element for determining whether seawater can be used for recreational purposes or not, since beach destinations represent a great attraction for national and foreign tourism.

If you decide to visit a Mexican beach during this Easter holiday, you can consult this link to know the quality of the water:
COFEPRIS BEACHEShttps://apps1.semarnat.gob.mx:445/dgeia/gob-mx/playas/resultados.html

 

The Yucatan Times
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