Since last Tuesday, the blue flags, the award given annually by the European Foundation for Environmental Education, wave on the beaches of Orihuela. With this flags is certified the quality of its bathing waters, the environmental management, the services, facilities and the information that is offered to the users.

The blue flags were raised by the mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, and the Councilor for Beaches, Luisa Boné, in an act in which the mayor Orihuela said that “the work and effort carried out throughout the year by the areas of Environment, Infrastructures, Tourism and Road Cleaning, has its reward when we see in our beaches these flags “. Likewise, Bascuñana highlighted that “we have to keep these recognitions so important so that visitors, tourists and bathers can enjoy the best of our coast and our city.”

The award-winning beaches with the blue flag are: Punta Prima, Cala Mosca, Cala Estaca, Cala Bosque, Cala Capitán, La Caleta, Cala de Aguamarina, La Glea, Barranco Rubio, y los puertos deportivos de Marina Cabo Roig, y C. N. Dehesa de Campoamor.

In addition of the blue flags, Orihuela has received this year eleven Qualitur flags for promoting and maintaining the quality and environmental management systems, and five flags “Q” of Quality, placing it in the second city of Spain with more awarded beaches