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Blue Flag Beaches Retain Status

Monday May 30, 2011

Blue Flag Beaches Retain Status

Five of Lanzarote's beaches have secured their blue flag status again this year, awarded by the Association of Environmental Education and the Consumer (ADEAC). They are the beaches at Matagorda, Los Pocillos, Playa Chica, Playa Grande and Playa Blanca (the small town beach in Playa Blanca).

Across the Canary Islands as a whole, there was one additional blue flag awarded, bringing the total to 35 beaches in the archipelago, one more than in 2010.

Fuerteventura's blue flag beaches are Las Playitas at Tuineje, Costa Calma, El Matorral, Grandes Playas, Gran Tarajal, La Concha, Playa Blanca and Butihondo.

On Gran Canaria the beaches that were given blue flags this year were at Maspalomas, San Agustin, Playa del Inglés, Mogan, Amadores, Hoya del Pozo, Salinetas, El Confital and the beach in the capital of Las Palmas, Las Canteras.

Whilst Tenerife lost three of the flags from its beaches it still has seven playas that meet the criteria for a blue flag. They are: La Tejita, Las Vistas, La Arena, La Arena de Santiago del Teide, El Medano, El Camison and Troya I-II.

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