Published On: Mon, Oct 29th, 2018

Isla Mujeres seeks the Blue Flag badge for “Playa Norte”

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The Zofemat Directorate of Isla Mujeres works on laboratory analysis of water quality in Playa Norte, as part of the procedure to request in 2019, the Blue Flag award.

“The quality of water is one of the most important criteria, and the samplings are being made, to verify that it is suitable for bathers to enter the sea; we are working on all the paperwork, procedures, regulations, everything they ask for, “said Kerem Pinto Aguilar, head of the Directorate of the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone (Zofemat).

The criteria of the distinctive 2018-2019, indicates that international health parameters must be met, these guidelines were established in the “Guidelines for safe environments in recreational waters, Volume 1: Coastal waters and fresh waters, 2003 version for recreational water of the World Organization of Health “, in the sense that the water of the beaches should be free of agents that put human health at risk.

It is necessary that the beach complies, completely, with the sampling of the water quality and the frequency requirements established by Blue Flag; respect the standards and requirements for water quality analysis; and most important, that neither industrial, residual or contaminated discharges affect the beach area.

In addition, the beaches must comply with Blue Flag requirements regarding the microbiological parameters of Escherichia coli (coliform bacteria) and intestinal Enterococus (fecal streptococci); as well as Blue Flag requirements for chemical parameters.

Currently, North Beach has the distinctive “White Flag”, which places it among the most competitive in Mexico, a fact that represents a guarantee for visitors and islanders.

Meanwhile, Playa Centro is the only one of Isla Mujeres, which has the Blue Flag badge, which is in the process of being renovated.


(Photo: SIPSE)

In order to obtain another award, the City has done what is necessary, in terms of cleanliness and image, to become worthy of another.

Unlike other destinations, the unit run by Kerem Pinto Aguilar, has tried to comply with sending the corresponding information, so they do not apply flag down.

Blue Flag is an important distinction that benefits the destination, because domestic and foreign tourists come to Isla Mujeres in search of Playa Centro, for its cleanliness.

RMT Newsroom with information from SIPSE



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