Blue Flag bonus

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Adeje is the borough with the most Blue Flags in the province

Adeje can now boast four Blue Flag beaches, a reflection of the quality of the beaches, the water and the services. It is the borough with the most Blue Flags in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and along with Tías and San Bartolomé de Tirajana, each with four, is in the top group of the Canary Island zone. Altogether the region now flys 41 Blue Flags.

The beaches awarded the right to display this internationally recognised symbol of quality are Troya I-II, El Duque, Fañabé and Torviscas. It is a clear signal that Adeje is continuing to value and invest in quality for its tourism destination in all areas, from the hotel offer to ancillary zones, natural spaces and leisure activities. .

Flags awarded to Troya I-II, El Duque, Fañabé and Torviscas beaches

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The Blue Flag Programme is owned and run by the non-government, non-profit organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Flags are awarded to beaches and marines that meet high standards in areas such as hygienic conditions, water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental management. Beaches and marines are inspected by independent inspectors and flags are awarded or withdrawn annually. The flags are a mark of quality and recognise the effort in tourist destinations which work to defend sustainable development.

The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 4000 beaches and marinas in 49 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean. In Spain almost 600 beaches and marines have won the right to fly the flag, a number which places the country in the top bracket.

Blue flags in Adeje


This morning a number of Adeje beaches raised Blue Flags, awarded for the 2013-2014 season under the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) banner.
Adeje tourism councillo Rafael Dolado and deputy mayor Gonzalo Delgado Díaz were in Fañabe for the official unfurling, and flags were also hoisted in El Duque and Troya I and II beaches.
Both councillors said there were hopeful that next year the borough would be able to add even more blue flags to the local tally, mentioning Ajabo beach in Callao Salvaje as a likely candidate, as well as Torviscas. They said that the blue flags were a symbol of quality and essential for a tourist destination such as Costa Adeje, and acted as a stimulus for the local economy as well as a reaffirmation for local communities of the need to keep our beaches clean and well maintained, meeting essential criteria such as water quality, security, accessibility and environmental standards.
The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 3,850 beaches and marinas in 48 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.
The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services.