Blue flag for Islantilla beach
The tourist destination Islantilla, shared by the municipalities of Lepe and Isla Cristina, has once again renewed this year its distinctive Blue flagpositioning itself among the 90 Andalusian beaches awarded with this certificate. In this way, it consolidates its commitment to this quality seal, whose renewal it has obtained regularly since 1993, making it one of the destinations with the longest tradition in obtaining and maintaining this quality seal in the province of Huelva.
Managed by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE-ADEAC), this award recognizes the environmental quality and sustainable use of the surroundings of this beach, and on the Huelva coast this year, in addition to Islantilla, it will be on the following beaches: Central Beach and Casita Azul (Isla Cristina); Santa Pura (Lepe); The Juan Carlos I Breakwater (Huelva); Isla Canela, Los Haraganes and Punta del Moral (Ayamonte); San Miguel and Caño de la Culata (Cartaya); Hostel Beach (Punta Umbría); and Playa de Castilla or the Parador de Mazagón (Moguer).
The Vice President of the Commonwealth of Islantilla and Deputy Mayor of Lepe, Mariana Otero, has celebrated that “one more year our beaches can exhibit this international recognition for a work that occupies us all year round so that those who visit us have the guarantee that they enjoy quality beaches and sustainable management”.
For his part, the First Deputy Mayor delegated by the Isla Cristina City Council in the Commonwealth, Francisco Zamudio, thanked “the effort and involvement of all the Islantilla workers who put their professionalism at the service of our destination, both those who they belong to the field of Public Administration as well as to that of private initiative”.
Distinctive Blue Flag
In addition to the Blue Flag and the Q for Tourist Quality and EcoPlayas Flag, Islantilla has been a pioneer destination in the development of the Comprehensive Destination Quality System Project (SICTED) in the province of Huelva, to which other municipalities have subsequently joined. through the ‘Costa Occidental de Huelva’ Sustainable Tourism Consortium.
Likewise, Islantilla has also been renewing every year the distinctive Blue Path awarded to the route of the Parque de los Cabezos de Islantilla for the excellent conservation of the natural environment in which it is located. This badge, which was collected on February 24 in Santiago de Compostela together with the recognition obtained by the La Antilla bicycle path and the Ruta del Camaleón in Isla Cristina, has been consolidating Islantilla as a paradise for lovers of active tourism and from nature.
The conservation of its rich natural environment is one of the main resources of this destination, which is located between two Natural Areas of enormous ecological value: the Isla Cristina Marshes and the Piedras and Flecha de Nueva Umbría Marshes.
To this it should be added that the Environmental and Consumer Education Association (ADEAC) has also awarded today the Terrón and Isla Cristina marinas for their environmental management and the quality of their waters and services, recognition that serves as a complement to the offer of quality leisure in this destination.