The awarding of a Blue Flag is a recognition and a way of certifying the environmental quality of beaches. The system was developed by the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) and has been in place since 1987 and the awarding of Blue Flags is renewed on an annual basis.
The Blue Flag is awarded by an international jury, presided by the FEE, and participants include, among others, the United Nations Tourism Organisation. They choose from the candidates that are proposed by the National juries. The Spanish jury, presided by ADEAC (National Association for the Environment & Consumers, includes the coastal autonomous regions, the FEMP (Spanish Federation of Municipalities & Provinces), as well as the Ministries, Foundations & Universities taking part.
The Blue Flag Programme also works to promote the cooperation between the sectors of tourism and that of the environment at a local, regional & national level. And so through the years the Blue Flag has become the environmental distinction and award most valued and recognised on a universal level by both tourists & tour operators.
From June 2017 Spain will lead the world ranking with 684 Blue Flags , 579 on beaches, 100 on marinas & 5 on boats.
On the Balearic Islands we are proud to boast that 45 beaches will this year sport Blue Flags, these include Sa Coma, Cala Millor, Es Ribell-Sa Marjal & Cala Agulla.
Also guests staying with us at the Protur Roquetas Hotel & Spa will be able to enjoy the Blue Flag awarded for 2017 to the Playa Serena beach.
The flags also credit compliance with not just certain standards such as water quality and proper environmental management, but also the accessibility to these spaces for the disabled as well as the existence of health and rescue services.
You can enjoy these beaches staying at any of our hotels in Majorca or Roquetas de Mar. ENJOY SUMMER :::: ENJOY PROTUR HOTELS!
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