Ibiza gets eight blue flags on beaches of Santa Eulària and Sant Joan
The beaches of the Balearic Islands have managed to obtain 45 ‘Blue Flags’ in 2017, while 19 of their ports have also been awarded, as reported on Tuesday Adeac, which details that Spain has obtained a total of 684 ‘Blue Flags’ 579 beaches, 100 marinas and five tourist boats.
The 45 award-winning beaches do not represent any variation compared to last year’s figure. In particular, 32 are from Mallorca, eight from Ibiza and five from Menorca.
By localities, there are six of Calvià, four of Felanitx, Capdepera, Santa Eulària and Sant Joan; Three from Pollença, Santa Margalida and Santanyí; Two from Palma, Son Servera, Sant Llorenç, Sant Lluís, Alaior and Ferreries; And one of Wall and Ses Salines.
In total, this year Balears had 55 candidate beaches in 18 municipalities, one more than in 2016.
As for ports, 19 of the Islands have been awarded, one less than last year. Of these, 14 are from Mallorca (two less), two from Menorca and three from Ibiza (one more).
Three boats from the islands – Mar Cabrera, Mar Cabrera II and Mar Cabrera III – have also been awarded, all with mooring in the port of Colònia de Sant Jordi.
Spain has obtained a total of 684 ‘Blue Flags’ (579 beaches, 100 marinas and five tourist boats) that will wave from June 2017, which is a slight decrease with two less compared to the 686 registered year 2016, of So that in one of every five beaches of the national coast will wear this flag.
With this result, Spain leads the world ranking both to beaches and globally followed by Greece, France, Turkey, Italy and Portugal. Thus one of every six blue flags that waves in the world will do it on the Spanish coast.
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The set of beaches and award-winning ports are headed by the Community of Valencia with 144 (129 + 15), Galicia with 131 (113 + 18) Catalonia with 119 (95 + 24) and Andalusia with 109 (90 + 17 + 2 boats). These are followed by the Balearic Islands with 67 (45 + 19 + 3), Canary Islands with 54 blue flags (49 + 5), Asturias with 15 beaches, Cantabria with 9, Basque Country with five, Ceuta and Melilla with two and Extremadura with one.
The increase in the level of requirements, for example, in the treatment of urban wastewater, has led to a reduction of seven beaches compared to 2016. At the national level, despite the increase in candidate beaches (7 more than in 2016), Municipalities (12 more), as well as the number of municipalities with award-winning beaches.
The Blue Flag 2017 international jury has awarded 4,287 ‘Blue Flags’ in the Northern Hemisphere, 3,575 beaches, 662 for ports and 50 for sustainable tourism vessels. Of the flags in sustainable tourism boats five will wave in Spain (3 in Mallorca and two in Malaga).
Enjoy the blue flag beaches is another reason to rent a catamaran in Ibiza this holiday