Four Costa Adeje beaches are flying Blue Flags
The Council was granted the beach awards for Troya I and II, Duque and La Enramada beaches
Adeje council has been granted the four Blue Flags they applied
for – the beaches of Troya I and II, La Enramada and Duque beaches have the
right to fly the flags, indicating high standards of water quality and service.
This means Adeje has more Blue Flags than any other borough in the province of
Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Among the services that are essential for the granting of a Blue
Flag are information and environmental educational resources, excellent water
quality, safety and security for beach users, life guards, and information
panels in various languages.
Given the Covid-19 crisis, the Blue Flag organisation were
particularly interested in the maintenance of good water quality at borough
level- Adeje’s water purification depots are registered with the national
department of health and the council also had to indicate the presence of a
borough laboratory which carries out regular and systematic checks on the
coastal waters to assure a constant and exhaustive control of the quality of
the local seas.
“We have renewed out promise to guarantee safe waters for our bathers
in Costa Adeje, with this certification, granted by an independent body.
Furthermore we our support of and actions in promoting sustainability, the
reduction of the carbon footprint and the creation of our own stamp of quality
to avoid future pandemics places us in the forefront of tourism”, said the
mayor, Jose Miguel Rodriguez Fraga.
He continued, “both in the public and the private sector we can
see the levels of participation coming together in maintaining the quality of
our beaches, without that level of co-operation we wouldn’t be flying four
flags nor maintaining the standards we enjoy in Costa Adeje, which matter as
much for our residents as for our visitors.”
The Blue Flag programme is operated
under the auspices of the Foundation for Environmental Education and is
headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. In order to qualify for the award a
series of stringent environmental, educational, safety-related and
access-related criteria must be met and maintained. These include water
quality, integrated management, and security for bathers, accessibility, etc.