Puerto Vallarta is one of the leading beach resort destinations in Mexico for many reasons – a wonderful climate, tours and activities, an incredible culinary scene, and a warm and welcome local population, among many others. But did you know that Puerto Vallarta has the cleanest beaches in Mexico with the largest number of Blue Flag Certified Beaches found here on our shores?
Blue Flag Certification is a recognition granted by the European Foundation for Environmental Education to beaches and marinas that meet an established criterion of quality, safety, education, and environmental information. Mexico has been participating in this international system of clean beach evaluations since 2012 under the organization of Pronatura, an environmental organization that strives to conserve marine and other natural ecosystems.
Around the world, there are 49 countries with Blue Flag beaches and Mexico has won 20 certifications, with 8 of those beaches located in Puerto Vallarta. To qualify, beaches are strictly judged under 33 criteria which fall under 4 categories: Environment Education & Information, Water Quality, Environmental Management & Conservation, and Safety & Services.
All the 8 Blue Flag Certified beaches in Puerto Vallarta are located within easy visiting distance from Pinnacle Resorts: Palmares, Camarones, Playa de Oro, Amapas, Conchas Chinas I, Conchas Chinas II, Garza Blanca, and the Hotel Zone. Talk to your Pinnacle Resorts Concierge for walking directions or fast and easy transportation to any of these clean local beaches and don’t forget your sunscreen!
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