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Playa San Juan in proud Blue Flag ceremony 

One in six blue flags fluttering on the beaches of the world are in Spain and for the fourth year, Playa San Juan is delighted to be on the list.

The town has managed not only to retrieve and update its coastline for the benefit of local people and visitors alike but also to maintain its standards as well.

The beach, which was about to disappear in the 1990s, is now one of the most valued along the south-west coast of Tenerife.

The official blue flag ceremony was attended by the councillors for municipal services, the environment and tourism respectively, Bruno Domínguez, Francisco Baute and José Miguel Mesa.

Sr. Domínguez said the award gave them great satisfaction and this was echoed by Sr. Mesa who said a blue flag enhanced the value of the coast and pledged that the council would continue working to maintain such a high level.

He said the three tourist information centres of the municipality received more than 90,000 enquiries last year.

Environment councillor, Francisco Baute said one of the requirements of the blue flag was to arrange educational activities and in the coming months, there would be various events such as a coastal clean-up, cleaning of the sea bed, workshops on recycling and release of shearwater and turtles.