Six new blue flags for Costa del Sol beaches as marinas and boats also get recognition

El Cable beach in Marbella has a blue flag.
El Cable beach in Marbella has a blue flag. / JOSELE
  • Blue flag status is awarded by the FEE to places in the tourism sector that promote sustainability

Six more beaches in Malaga province have been awarded the international Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) blue-flag status this year, bringing the total up to 23.

In addition to the beaches, five of the Costa del Sol's marinas will also be flying the flag this summer.

The six new beach additions are: Los Boliches - Gaviotas, Castillo and Fuengirola beaches in Fuengirola; El Cable and Puerto Banús Levante in Marbella; and Los Álamos in Torremolinos.

The five marinas to have been awarded the flag are Caleta de Vélez, Estepona, the Duquesa marina in Manilva, Marbella and Benalmádena, where two boats have also been awarded the flag.

The aim of the Foundation for Environmental Education's Blue Flag programme is to promote sustainability in the tourism sector, through environmental education, environmental protection and other sustainable development practices for beaches, marinas and eco-tourism boats.