The Blue Flag is a selective eco-label awarded annually by the
Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) to ensure the continued
compliance of its criteria. This award requires the beaches and marinas
that receive it to comply with a series of specific criteria, based on
four main areas:
environmental education and information
safety and services
The Blue Flag is managed by the Health Department of the Canary
Islands Government through its Directorate General for Public Health.
international campaign rewards the efforts made by local authorities
and marina management to comply with the high levels of demand required.
The reward guarantees environmental quality, caring for the
environment, accessibility and services, and a high standard of water
Technicians from the Environmental Health Service of the
Directorate General of Public Health of the Health Department of the
Canary Islands Government work to ensure that conditions are met and
collaborate with local corporations requesting assistance when
submitting applications for this universally acknowledged award. The
technicians permanently oversee the health standards of candidate
beaches and marinas and provide guidance for local authorities to ensure
that their application for the Blue Flag award is successful.
Blue Flag beaches in Tenerife in 2013