11 Jul, 2017 @ 15:39
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Estepona port awarded prestigious Blue Flag

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ESTEPONA’S Puerto Deportivo has been awarded the prestigious blue flag today.

Town Hall staff were joined by mayor Jose Maria Garcia Urbano to raise the flag this afternoon.

The stamp of honour is reserved for beaches or ports with exceptional water quality, safety, hygiene, accessibility, services, information and lifeguards.

Spain has the most Blue Flags in the world, despite the Foundation for Environmental Education awarding the country with seven fewer  this year.

Valencia boasts the highest number of awards, with 129 altogether, and following closely behind it are Galicia, 113, Catalonia, 95 and Andalucia, 90.

Criteria for an award include displaying of water quality, managing cleanliness, educating visitors of environmental concerns and providing sanitary facilities.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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