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Los Cabos Magazine Issue 45 Winter 2017

Raise the Flag Why three Los Cabos beaches are a cut above the rest By Chris Sands • Photos by Joseph A. Tyson Los Cabos is paradise for beach lovers, with dozens of gorgeous, golden-sand-covered shoreline stretches featuring spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortés, as well as world-class conditions for water-based activities like swimming, snorkeling, and surfing. Only three of these beautiful beaches, however, are permitted to fly a blue flag. The Blue Flag program was the brainchild of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), a nonprofit organization that began in Europe in the 1980s but now 50 Los Cabos Magazine | winter 2017 consists of more than 60 member countries around the world. The list of Blue Flag beaches is updated each year, with prospective playas required to meet and maintain stringent environmental standards for cleanliness, water quality, safety, services, and sustainability. There are now 26 Blue Flag beaches in México, but only four on the Baja California Peninsula: the recently certified El Coromuel in La Paz; and Chileno, Palmilla, and Santa María beaches in the 20-mile Tourist Corridor that connects cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. The three Los Cabos beaches share several con


Los Cabos Magazine Issue 45 Winter 2017
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