(photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento)
The European Environmental Education Foundation (ADEAC) has given 46 blue flags to Canarian beaches in 2014, down two from last year (see HERE for last year’s awards), and Tenerife itself is down two as well, with 13 blue flags for beaches or coastal facilities this year. They are:
El Médano in Granadilla de Abona; Troya I & II, Torviscas, Fañabé, and El Duque in Adeje; Playa La Arena and the Los Gigantes sports harbour in Santiago del Teide; the Bajamar pools in La Laguna; El Socorro in Los Realejos; San Telmo and Playa Jardín in Puerto de la Cruz; Playa San Juan in Guía de Isora; and the Real Club Náutico in Santa Cruz. Playa La Arena’s award makes it the 28th consecutive year that the beach has won the distinction, an outstanding distinction in its own right.
The continued absence of Arona, however, with not a single beach awarded yet again points strongly to all that’s wrong with the borough’s management. There’s a public meeting being held in English by Residents for Arona (Ciudadanos por Arona) in Costa del Silencio tonight at 8pm (details HERE), and this dreadful situation about beaches which should be the pride of Tenerife is yet one more reason for local people to want their voices to be heard!