Canary Islands achieve 45 ‘Blue Flag’ beaches

45 of the Canary Islands beaches have been awarded the prestigious ‘Blue Flag’ status, 7 more than last year. 42 of these flags have been awarded to beaches, while three have been awarded to marinas.

Tenerife will be able to display 16 blue flags on its coastline, Gran Canaria will have 13, Lanzarote will have 6, Fuerteventura 5, La Palma 4 and La Gomera, one. The only island without a blue flag this year (2012) is El Hierro.

Compared with last year (2011), Tenerife has gained nine more Blue Flags, Gran Canaria achieves just one more, Fuerteventura lose three, while Lanzarote, La Palma and La Gomera keep the same amount. 48 Canary Islands beaches had submitted applications for the ‘Blue Flag’ status.

638 Blue Flags will fly on the Spanish coastline this year, 540 on beaches and 98 in marinas, representing the best result ever for the country.

This is the complete list of islands and towns, beaches and marinas in the Canaries that will fly a Blue Flag in 2012.

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GRAN CANARIA (11 beaches and 2 marinas)

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2): Las Canteras and El Confital.
San Bartolomé de Tirajana (5): San Agustín, Maspalomas, Meloneras, El Inglés and “el club de yates” in Pasito Blanco.
Telde (3): Hoya del Pozo, Melenara and Salinetas.
Mogán (3): Mogán, Amadores and “el puerto deportivo” in Mogán.

LANZAROTE (5 beaches and 1 marinas)
Tías (4): Matagorda, Los Pocillos, Chica (Pila la Barrilla) and Grande (Blanca).
– Yaiza (2): Playa Blanca and “puerto deportivo” in Puerto Calero.

FUERTEVENTURA (5 beaches)
La Oliva (2): Grandes Playas and La Concha.
Tuineje (1): Gran Tarajal.
Puerto del Rosario (2): Blanca and Puerto Laja.

TENERIFE (16 beaches)
Granadilla de Abona (3): El Médano, La Jaquita and La Tejita.
Arona (3): Las Vistas, Los Cristianos and El Camisón.
Adeje (3): Troya I-II, El Duque and Fañabé.
Santiago del Teide (1): La Arena.
La Laguna (1): El Arenisco.
Los Realejos (1): El Socorro.
Puerto de la Cruz (2): San Telmo and Complejo Playa Jardín.
Tacoronte (1): La Arena (Mesa del Mar).
Guía de Isora (1): San Juan.

LA PALMA (4 beaches)
Brena Alta (1): Bajamar.
Brena Baja (1): Los Cancajos.
Los Llanos (2): Puerto Naos and Charco Verde.

LA GOMERA (1 beach)
Alajeró (1): Santiago.

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