When it comes to the best beaches for visitors in Mexico, there is one national recognition that stands out — the Playa Platino, or Platinum Beach, awards.
When you are looking for the top beaches in the country honored with the Playa Platino award, tourists don’t have to seek any further than Cancun.
Honors For Cancun Beaches
The Playa Platino recognition is a top honor bestowed on the best beaches Mexico has to offer for visitors.
At a recent ceremony for the distinction, seven different Cancun beaches were granted the distinction, making the beach resort destination the national leading location with the most top beaches.
Cancun was also recognized with the Playa Limpia Sustentable, or Clean and Sustainable Beach, certification from the Mexican Institute for Standardization and Certification (IMNC) as well.
The certification ensures that the beaches of Cancun meet the standards for quality, services and cleanliness, especially for tourism.
White Flag Certification
Normally, the white flag warns swimmers of the presence of jellyfish in the water. However, this white flag is actually an honor for Cancun.
The white flag of Clean and Sustainable Beach certification was presented to Municipal President Ana Paty Peralta of Cancun for two local beaches.
Playa Las Perlas was recognized with the highest certification possible for beaches meeting the top ratings for quality, services, and cleanliness.
Meanwhile, Playa Delfines was also presented with the white flag for meeting the Level Two certification, one level below Playa Las Perlas.
Playa Platino Recognition
Meanwhile, at the same ceremony, seven beaches in Cancun were recognized with the Playa Platino status.
The beaches receiving the honor were Del Niño, Chac Mool, Marlín, Ballenas, Delfines, and Coral, together with the beach of the Occidental Tucancun Hotel.
Speakers at the event commented that the beaches of Cancun belong to everyone, to the people of Cancun, and to tourists as well.
They also took the opportunity to reiterate their dedication to keeping the beaches of Cancun clean and free of trash. Local officials also commented that they plan to care for and promote environmental awareness for future generations.
These same qualifications are needed for the beaches of Cancun to receive the prestigious Blue Flag international designation for the top beaches in the world.
Important Honor For Playa Las Perlas
The recognition of top honors for white flag recognition was especially important for Playa Las Perlas, a popular tourist beach in Cancun.
The white sand beach is well known with snorkelers and swimmers because of its calm wave activity. It is also very popular with families.
Because of this, the impact of visitors on the beach has made it a challenge to keep it clean for local officials.
Every day during the weekend, an average of 700 visitors make their way to the popular coastal location. Local officials made an extra special effort to make this tourist zone beach perfect for visitors, and the recognition is an honor for their hard work and efforts.
Important For Cancun Tourism
Many visitors come to Cancun specifically for the beaches. The recognition encourages the local municipality to keep up the efforts to keep the coast clean for tourists.
For tourists to Cancun, it provides peace of mind that Cancun is a beach resort destination committed to having the best beaches in the country available for visitors.
The certifications received also set the pathway for the seven recognized beaches to advance to the prestigious Blue Flag international certification.
The qualifications for Blue Flag honors are similar in that it looks at cleanliness, safety, sustainability, and access to beaches.
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