Blue Flags Lanzarote

Allocation of the Blue Flags Lanzarote: In May 2022 it was announced that Lanzarote would be able to raise a total of 7 blue flags on its beaches this year. More than half of the awarded beaches are in Puerto del Carmen.

Puerto Calero was again recognized in the category “ports”. Other beaches on the island, on the other hand, have not managed to regain a blue flag

Award for clean and well-equipped beaches

The Blue Flag is an award that is given annually. The flags are awarded under a rigorous environmental quality certification system developed by the FEE (Federation of Environmental Education). In Spain, this initiative is coordinated by the Association for Environmental and Consumer Education (ADEAC).

Awarded are those beaches and marinas that meet the criteria for excellent bathing water quality, that comply with environmental regulations, taht have sanitary infrastructure and adequate security, and ensure the health and safety of users of the same.

Blaue Fahne am Playa Pocillos
Playa Pocillos in Puerto del Carmen

Four blue flags in Puerto del Carmen

In the island’s largest and most traditional tourist resort, Puerto del Carmen, blue flags have been flying since this week on four beaches: Playa Grande, Matagorda Beach, Playa Chica (Pila de la Barrilla) and Los Pocillos Beach..

In the community Yaiza the city beach in Playa Blanca was awarded, in the municipality of Teguise the beach Las Cucharas in Costa Teguise defends its blue flag

The seventh flag flies over El Reducto beach in the island’s capital Arrecife. A blue flag has been flying there every year since 2018.

An eighth flag for Puerto Calero

The private marina Puerto Calero was awarded in the category of harbours. The only port in Lanzarote to receive one of the Lanzarote blue flags.

The award will be presented again next year. We hope the number of flags can be maintained or increased.

Which is your favorite beach in Lanzarote? You can give tips to other readers in the comments.

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