Mojácar confirms its six Blue Flags for the 2021 tourist season.
Mojácar retains the six Blue Flags it gained last year, making it one of the Almería municipalities with the most beaches to have earned this distinction.
The Mojácar beaches of El Cantal, El Descargador, Lance Nuevo, Marina de la Torre, Piedra Villazar and Venta del Bancal – Ventanicas have been awarded with the Blue Flags which the European Foundation for Environmental Education gives out every year to the beaches and ports which meet the strictest criteria in terms of water quality, environmental management, safety and services, as well as environmental information and education.
The organisation also takes into consideration accessibility for people with reduced mobility, health and lifesaving services and maritime surveillance.
Mojácar has had Blue Flags since 1991, the year when Mojácar local council presented the El Descargardor beach as its only candidate, and which, following a rigorous inspection by the National Operators, gained its flag. Ever since the blue standards have always flown along Mojácar’s coast and other beaches have gained the award, the number going up until reaching the six obtained in recent years.
At the same time these beaches also have the SICTED – Covid 19 Prepared, “Tourism Quality Commitment”, quality distinction, which accredits and recognises compliance with the quality requirements established by the Secretary of State for Tourism, with the support of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces, and which recognises tourist destinations’ efforts on and commitment to quality and continuous improvement.
The SICTED Quality Stamp is valid for two years, although this is subject to an annual follow-up evaluation which guarantees the application of the specifications established on its platform.
As a result of the world pandemic caused by the coronavirus, SICTED has added another distinction: “Covid-19 Prepared”, which identifies the beaches or establishments which have implemented rigorous measures to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection, and which has also been obtained by the six Mojácar beaches.
Mojácar has 17 kilometres of coastline, of which seven are the beach area. It boasts urban beaches with full services and so-called natural beaches, none of which are prohibited from use, and where bathers can enjoy bathing surrounded by nature and the locality’s magnificent landscapes.
There’s no doubt that Mojácar will start the 2021 tourist season with the recognition of the great efforts made throughout recent years. The local authority is, through the different councillorships involved, carrying out important work on the creation of new infrastructure, safety and well-being which reaffirms Mojácar as a quality destination.