Águilas town, with eleven blue flags, is the one with the most distinctions
The Minister of Tourism in office, Miriam Guardiola, chaired this Friday at the Institute of Tourism the delivery of blue flags to 25 beaches and 6 marinas of the Region, and delivered the badges to the representatives of the six municipalities and the managers of the ports.
According to the Minister of Tourism, “the Region has once again demonstrated its commitment to quality in its beaches and ports, as reflected by the fact that this year it has managed to maintain its 31 blue flags.”
As a novelty, the Region incorporates the new blue path ‘Port of Cartagena’, which adds to the initiatives ‘Walk 10,000 steps La Manga’ and the ‘Blue Path of Church to Church’ also in Cartagena.
Guardiola stressed that, this summer, one of every six Murcia beaches, of the 199 that are on the Costa Cálida, will have a blue flag. The counselor thanked the work of the municipalities and the sector “for the continuous improvement and improvement of quality” on the beaches of the Region.
Guardiola recalled that the blue flags “are a perfect tool to promote the good image of the destination, because they are an internationally recognized symbol and synonymous with cleanliness, good environmental status, accessibility and safety.”
To increase the tourist flow to the beaches, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture has launched a device that covers since the summer campaign (‘Costa Cálida – Murcia makes you happy’), which will have a range of more than 30 millions of impacts, up to five holiday operations with the Czech Republic, France, Poland and Portugal, through which it is estimated that 11,500 clients will arrive in the Region between June and September and that they will generate more than 90,000 overnight stays.
The municipality of Águilas, with 11 blue flags, is the one with the most distinctions, nine for beaches (Las Delicias, Levante, La Colonia, Poniente, Calarreona, Matalentisco, La Higuerica, La Carolina and La Casica Verde) and two for ports sports (the Nautical Club of Águilas and the Puerto Deportivo Juan Montiel).
Mazarrón has eight distinguished beaches (Rihuete, El Puerto, Bahia, Nares, Grande-Castellar, Alamillo, El Mojón and Percheles). In addition, in this quality system the Club de Regatas de Mazarrón and the Puerto Deportivo de Mazarrón are also integrated.
Cartagena retains its five beaches (Cala Cortina, Isla Plana, Levante in Cabo de Palos, San Ginés and Playa del Cuartel) and the Real Club de Regatas de Cartagena. San Pedro is positioned with two flags, one for El Mojón beach and another for the Marina Salinas port.
Lorca maintains the blue flag for the Calnegre cove and San Javier keeps his flag for the beach of La Ensenada del Esparto.