When a traveler thinks of the most beautiful beaches in the world, what places come to mind? Hawaii? Maybe Costa Rica? How about the Costa Brava in Europe?
Some of the best beaches in the world are found in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Blue Flag Designation
The Blue Flag designation is the gold standard when it comes to the best beaches around the world.
They recognize beaches not only for their beauty but for a number of very important criteria for tourists, including environmental sustainability, educational standards, accessibility, cleanliness and of course safety for those enjoying the waters.
The Foundation for Environmental Education registers beaches around the world and certifies them for meeting stringent criteria. The organization has been doing this important worldwide work since 1987.
Los Cabos Recognition
Only 5,000 beaches in 51 countries around the world meet the important Blue Flag global beach quality standard.
A total of 25 of those beaches are located in Los Cabos, and they recently were recertified for meeting the prestigious standard.
The recently recertified beaches include El Corsario, Hacienda, Médano Breathless, Médano Casa Dorada, Médano Me Cabo, Médano Pueblo Bonito Blanco, Médano Pueblo Bonito Rosé, Médano Club Cascadas de Baja, Médano Villas El Arco, Médano Villas La Estancia, Médano Villas El Palmar, Médano Riu California, Médano Riu Palace and Médano Riu Santa Fe, Las Viudas, Santa María and El Chileno.
Tourists from all over the world seek out Blue Flag-designated beaches, and many cite it as an important factor in selecting the resort beach destination for their next vacation.
The Work Behind The Award
There have been many hours put in by a team of workers in Los Cabos that make sure that the beaches are in pristine condition for visitors to the beach resort destination.
The team works from 6am to 2pm daily to make sure everything is in top shape for guests.
They meticulously search the beaches for discarded trash, pieces of metal, and cigarette butts left by tourists in the sand.
Using scoopers and sifters, they remove the trash and waste from the beaches to make sure they are always as clean as possible.
Those microparticles which may seem unimportant are actually an important criterion for the Blue Flag designation.
The recognition goes to the hard work of the team and the municipality of Los Cabos to ensure that every visitor to the beach resort destination truly receives an amazing experience.
How Visitors Can Help
The Blue Flag designation is important for everyone to uphold, including tourists to Los Cabos.
The first thing tourists can do is educate themselves about the program and be sure to show support by planning vacations to locations like Los Cabos that work hard to meet and maintain the important tourist beach quality standard.
Another way travelers can help is to be aware that trash and waste are a big issue when it comes to Los Cabos beaches meeting the important Blue Flag standard.
Visitors can help by making sure their trash is not discarded on the beach but instead thrown away or recycled in the proper receptacles near the beaches.
Recently, the beaches of Los Cabos have been overtaken with trash due to the sheer number of visitors coming to enjoy a vacation at the beach resort destination.
If a tourist sees an overflowing trash can, they can help by making sure a local official is aware of the situation so that the trash can be promptly emptied to avoid trash flying to the beaches.
They can also help by educating other visitors about the Blue Flag program and encouraging them to make sure the beaches are clean for other visitors as well.
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