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

11 may 2021
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.