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Arona praises magnificent effort after Blue Flags are hoisted again 

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Arona council has paid tribute to everyone who helped to recover the Blue Flags for the local beaches.

The municipality has also received the ADEAC distinction for being “an inclusive beach, sun, sea and for all”, unique to the Canary Islands and one of only two in Spain.

An official ceremony was held to mark the return of the Blue Flags after an absence of three years and homage was paid to all those who played a part in recovering these symbols of quality.

The event was attended by hundreds of representatives of organisations and groups throughout Arona, as well as businessmen and women, associations and the security forces.

The director of the lifeguards of Arona and members of the Orobal Association of Parents hoisted the flag on the beach of Las Vistas in Los Cristianos with the Mayor, José Julián Mena.

The Mayor said they had come a long way in one year and it had been urgent to regain the international recognition for the local beaches which they should never have lost.

He also stressed the work they had carried out to eliminate barriers so everyone coul enjoy the facilities on equal terms.

“This beach of Las Vistas is one of the most visited of Spain for elderly people and the disabled, hence the importance of this appointment,” he said.

The Mayor added: “These emblems are very valuable which we have achieved thanks to the involvement of a whole town. We made the commitment to citizens that we would recover the flags and we have done so.”