Tenerife has 18 blue flag awards in 2021 but Playa la Arena is still without its flag, the second year in a run after 32 successes because of the notorious Puerto Santiago sewage spill

The European Environmental Education Foundation (ADEAC) has announced its awards for 2021’s blue flag beaches. Last year, for the first year in 33, there was no award for Santiago del Teide’s Playa La Arena because, it appears, of the notorious and much-publicized (and criticized) sewage spill in Puerto Santiago, and this year, again, it has been excluded. Tenerife’s 16 (up from 12) blue flag beaches for 2021 are:

  • Adeje: El Duque, La Enramada (new award), Torviscas, Troya I & II
  • Arona: El Camisón, Las Vistas
  • Garachico (first awarded last year): El Muelle, Piscinas Naturales de El Caletón
  • Guía de Isora: Playa de La Jaquita
  • Icod de los Vinos: San Marcos (new award)
  • Los Realejos: El Socorro
  • Puerto de la Cruz: Jardín, San Telmo
  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna: Piscinas Naturales de Bajamar, Piscina Natural del Arenisco
  • Tacoronte: La Arena (Mesa del Mar).

In addition to the beaches, there are also again blue flags for Los Gigantes sports harbour and the Real Club Náutico de Tenerife.