Marbella has raised the eleven blue flags that guarantee the quality of nine beaches and two ports and that place the city as the leader of the Andalusian ranking. The mayoress, Ángeles Muñoz, who attended the placement of the distinction in the nautical enclosure Virgen del Carmenrecalled that this year two more awards have been achieved for La Fontanilla and Nagüeles, which join the brands of Adelfas-Alicate, Casablanca, El Cable, El Faro, Puerto Banús-Levante, San Pedro Alcántara (Gualdamina), Venus-Bajadilla and the marina of Puerto Banús.
“It is a recognition of the constant work carried out by the City Council throughout the year in defense of our coastline,” said the councilor, who recalled that the Association for Environmental and Consumer Education (Adeac) and the European Foundation for Environmental Education ( FEE) grant these prizes after supervising that certain parameters related to the information and environmental education, the water quality, sustainable management, safety and services.
The first mayor has stressed that “it is a pride to be the city of Andalusia with the most blue flags on its coast” and has emphasized “the determined commitment that is made at the municipal level for these public spaces”, a point at which has highlighted the work carried out in the Puerto Deportivo Virgen del Carmen in aspects such as spill control or occupancy management, which these days reaches one hundred percent.
“These awards demonstrate the quality of our offer and of our services”, has valued Muñoz, who has stressed the urgency for the central government to undertake coastal stabilization projects “so that our beaches can recover their original length and avoid the scourge of storms with the installation of breakwaters in Marbella and San Pedro Alcántara”.