PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN, March 30, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Bahia Principe is proud to announce that once again it has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag. The award is a reflection of Bahia Principe's commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. Each Bahia Principe strives to teach guests and staff members about the importance of conservation. Bahia Principe's recognition by the Foundation of Education Environmental reiterates the high standard of water, beaches, and safety found at a Bahia Principe Resort. The Blue Flag award was given to Bahia Principe Bavaro, Grand Bahia Principe La Romana, Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, and Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville. Each of the resorts that received a Blue Flag award offers fantastic beaches, beautifully preserved to the standard of Blue Flag.
Blue Flag is a non-profit organization that promotes clean, sustainable, beaches and harbors. In order to receive a Blue Flag, a beach or marina must meet a strict standard of environmental cleanliness and education. There are 32 requirements that must be met, and each year beaches must re-qualify. Categories such as environmental education, safety, water quality, and environmental management and information make up the key elements required for a Blue Flag. An important aspect of the Blue Flag award is the water quality. Water must be tested for sewage, human and animal waste, and industrial runoff, and sustain an above average grade for low levels of waste material. The beach should have easily accessible waste bins and recycling containers, and should be devoid of trash. First aid and emergency equipment should be easily accessible, with wheel chair access provided. The Blue Flag award also focuses on education, stipulating that environmental information must be available about the beach and eco systems surrounding the area.
Blue Flag beaches are popular with people looking to enjoy an environmentally friendly, clean, and ecologically sound beach. Bahia Principe's Blue Flag awarded beaches, demonstrate the brand's interest in preserving natural beauty. Guests staying at a Bahia Principe Blue Flag awarded beach will see the difference, as they swim in clean crystal water, walk on trash free beaches, and notice emergency equipment close by. Bahia Principe is proud to continue to work toward clean and environmentally friendly beaches and water.
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