Los Cabos Receives Three New Blue Flag Beaches

Los Cabos was recently awarded three new Blue Flag Beach distinctions bringing the total number to 22 beaches. Los Cabos accounts for more than one-third of all of Mexico’s certified and accredited Blue Flag Beaches.

What Is a Blue Flag Beach?
According the the Blue Flag website, “the iconic Blue Flag program is one of the world’s most recognized eco-label accreditations organized by the Foundation for Environmental Education and promotes sustainable development in marine areas.  In order to qualify for this prestigious award, local authorities must achieve and maintain a series of strict environmental, educational, safety and access-related conditions. In addition to green and sustainable practices, the beaches also undergo and comply with frequent water quality testing, enforce a polite and eco-conscious code of conduct, and offer public facilities such as restrooms. A Blue Flag Beach is proudly non-discriminatory and is accessible to all, regardless of age, gender, political views, or religion. Dogs or pets, other than assistance dogs, are not allowed on a Blue Flag Beach.”

Cabo San Lucas Blue Flag Beaches

Medano – Considered one of the most popular swimming beaches in Cabo San Lucas, Medano Beach spans about 2 miles long and on this shoreline are 13 Blue Flag designations including: El Corsario,  Hacienda Beach,  Medano Breathless, Medano Casa Dorada, Club Cascadas de Baja, ME Cabo,  Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos, Pueblo Bonito Rose, Medano Riu Palace & Santa Fe, Villa del Palmar, Medano Villa el Arco, and Villa La Estancia.

 
Los Cabos Corridor Blue Flag Beaches

Monuments Beach – A surfing beach situated below the Sunset da Monalisa Restaurant and Cape Thompson Hotel.

El Chileno – A public access beach, where the Chileno Bay Hotel is also located.

Las Viudas – Also known as Widows Beach, previously known as Twin Dolphin Beach, located at km 11.5.

Santa Maria – A public access beach, where The Montage hotel is located.

Santa Maria beach and bay


San Jose del Cabo Blue Flag Beaches

Acapulquito – Also known as Old Man’s Beach, located in front of 7 Seas Seafood Grill.

Palmilla – A pristine swimmable beach with public access,  adjacent to the One&Only Palmilla hotel.


East Cape Blue Flag Beaches

La Ribera and El Sugidero – Two beaches adjacent to the Costa Palmas development.

La Gaviota Beach – Beachfront spanning 100 meters, outside of Los Barriles near the town of Buena Vista.

Visit Los Cabos’ Beach Guide for a complete list of beaches in Los Cabos, and also information for swimming and safety.

For more information on Blue Flag Beaches in Mexico, visit http://blueflagmexico.org 

For more information, visit www.visitloscabos.travel

Photos provided by Los Cabos Tourism Board. See disclaimer here

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