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    Eco-Certification for Tourism: The Role of Blue Flag, Part III

    By Keith R | July 27, 2007

    Topics: Environmental Protection, Marine/Coastal Issues, Sustainable Tourism | No Comments »

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    It’s been gently pointed out to me that I have yet to post Part III, the listing of beaches and marinas in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that have been awarded the Blue Flag, that I promised in Part II of the Blue Flag series back in December.

    Oops. I had prepared a list to post, but held off until I could double check the status of the LAC locations and whether any new ones had been added by last autumn’s FEE International Jury meeting. But I mistakenly saved it under the title “Realizing the Full Potential of Eco-Certification in Tourism,” an essay I intend to work on (someday). Somehow in my mind that meant the list was published on Temas, and since I saw no title in my backlog queue refering to Blue Flag, I didn’t catch the goof. Sorry folks.

    Provided below is the long promised list. To fully appreciate the significance of Blue Flag accreditation, I would suggest first reviewing Part I on how beaches get accredited and Part II on how marinas do so.

    This list, just as the ones for Green Globe accreditation (hotels, others),will soon be added to the standalone pages accessible under the “Temas Tools” listings in the righthand column of this blog. This will allow me to update the lists regularly and make it easier for people to find them. Do check back, as Aruba, Brazil, Chile and Costa Rica are in the process of seeking Blue Flag certification, and the DR is working on adding beaches to the Blue Flag program.

    Beaches Currently Flying the Blue Flag in LAC

    Dominican Republic

    Playa La Laguna, Bayahibe


    Coco-La Palm Resort, Negril

    Couples Negril, Bloody Bay

    Puerto Rico

    Carolina Beach, Carolina

    Escambron Beach, San Juan

    La Monserrate, Luquillo Beach, Luquillo

    Punto Salinas Beach, Toa Baja

    Marinas Currently Flying the Blue Flag in LAC


    Atlantis Marina on Paradise Island

    Old Bahama Bay Resort and Yacht Club, West End, Grand Bahama Island


    Port Antonio Marina, Portland


    Port de plaisance du Marin, Le Marin

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