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.
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