Palma de Mallorca, 18th Jun 09
MALLORCA'S AWARD WINNING CLEAN BEACHES
A total of 58 Blue Flags have been awarded to Mallorca's beaches, marinas and ports this year.
Mallorca will be flying a total of 41 Blue Flags this summer over its beaches with some beaches receiving the coveted blue flag for the first time including Santa Ponsa in the south west. A further 17 flags were awarded for the island’s ports and marinas. The beaches at Porto Cristo and Muro were singled out for special distinction; Porto Cristo for its environmental education and Muro for its top beach security & life saving.
The island has 554 kms of coastline with a total of 208 beaches, the majority of which are sandy. Over 60 beaches have access for the disabled and one (Playa del Mago near Portals) is officially nudist. For further information on all Mallorca’s beaches and facilities in English please go to: www.mallorcabeachguide.com.
The Blue Flag is a voluntary, eco-label, awarded to over 3200 beaches and marinas in 37 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Canada and the Caribbean. This highly respected programme includes criteria such as environmental education and information, water quality, environmental management, safety and services.
Spain remains the top destination for blue flag beaches in Europe with a total of 499 with Greece and Turkey in second and third place respectively.
For further information, please contact:
Mallorca Tourist Board, Dominique Carroll / Anna Skidmore,
Tel:(+34) 971 725 396 Fax: (+34) 971 713 540
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