Dominican Republic has the most Blue Flag beaches in Latin America
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic. – The beaches of Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort received the International Environmental Education Foundation’s “Blue Flag” certification, which makes the country the leader in Latin America with 14 such distinctions.
Barceló Bavaro Beach Resort commercial director Teresa Tejeda said the award is the result of hotel’s implementation and planning of environment friendly measures for sustainable development on its shores.
Idalia Acevedo, Environment Deputy Minister for Marine and Coastal Resources, hailed Barcelo’s commitment, noting that the Blue Flag certification complements the country’s laws on environmental resources.
In that regard Blue Flag technical Cesar Vargas said the main demands the certification requires the proper handling and use of beaches, no pollution in its waters, undamaged beach facilities and the environment, the collection of organic materials, high safety levels, a ramp for access for the disabled, a defined swimming area with buoys and signs, and properly installed bathrooms among others.
Source: Dominican Today
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