Santanyí earns the prestige of being the municipality with most Blue Flag beaches in Mallorca
As one of the few municipalities in the Balearic Islands, Santanyí can now pride itself with a total of five Blue Flag beaches. Only Santa Eulàlia des Rui in Ibiza holds the same amount. The Blue Flag is awarded by beaches that meet optimal conditions of safety and cleanness.
Last year, the Cala Gran in Cala d’Or lost its Blue Flag award, but has now regained it and therefore puts the municipality of Santanyí on the map of best beaches in Mallorca. The other beaches are those of Cala Santanyí, Cala Llombards Sa Font de n’Anis and s’Amarador, the latter two found in the Mondragó natural park.
The responsible councilor of Tourism and Beaches in Santanyí, Rafael Batle, was very excited to see that the efforts the municipality is doing to respect the environment is paying off. He stated the following:
“Having the blue flag is synonymous with quality, and this is what we want to offer. And being the municipality of Mallorca with most distinctions indicates that we are doing things well. Our goal has always been to treasure the environment and landscape of our beaches so that visitors can come and enjoy our coasts and of course respect them too. If the municipal and governmental institutions are the first to set an example, so will those who come to spend their holidays or spend the day ”.
The mayoress of Santanyí, Maria Pons, stated the following: “The Blue Flag is a security seal that confirms the good state of the water by the beaches and at the same time, that the beaches have the sanitary services and the security measures provided for in European regulations. We know that the circumstances are difficult for the tourism industry, but it is our responsibility as City Council of Santanyí to have everything ready for when the time comes to receive tourists once again”.
The good quality of the beach water, the hiring of lifeguards, the services of baths and showers, followed by an unbeatable landscape, have been the key elements for these beaches to deserve the European distinction. As every year, Santanyí City Council has made an effort so that the main tourist beaches in the municipality can have the blue flag, which together with the hotel associations have become a common goal.