One more year, the beaches of the Costa del Sol have been recognised for their excellence. The quality of its waters, the environmental management and the level of its services have resulted in 25 Blue Flags for the province of Malaga in 2017, surpassing last year’s figure. The Blue Flag is a certification system of the European Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that has been rewarding for 30 years the environmental conditions of beaches and ports. Here we propose a tour of the beaches of the Costa del Sol that boast a Blue Flag.
New additions this year
In 2017 four new beaches in Malaga have been awarded the Blue Flag. From East to West, Torre de Benagalbon in Rincon de la Victoria, Torrevigia in Benalmadena, Playa del Castillo in Fuengirola and Sabinillas in Manilva.
Blue Flags on the Eastern Costa del Sol
The tropical climate of Torrox, recognised as the best in Europe, also has its paradise by the sea: Playa de Ferrara. Not far away, Playa de Algarrobo retains its Blue Flag this year. Velez-Malaga brings two beaches to this list, Benajarafe and Torre del Mar. And with the watchtower of Benagalbon overlooking its beach, the Rincon de la Victoria is also rewarded for the careful maintenance of its coastline.
Blue Flags on the Western Costa del Sol
The Western Costa del Sol is a line of blue flags. The charming Playa de la Fuente de la Salud in Benalmadena lives up to its name, while Torrebermeja-Sta.Ana has gardens of palm trees that precede the sand.
Mijas offers an absolutely privileged environment. About 14,000 Britons have even set up their residence here. Besides the two beaches of Calahonda and El Bombo, La Cala is once again one of the best beaches in Andalusia.
Fuengirola has four beaches in this list: Boliches-Gaviotas, Carvajal, Fuengirola and Castillo. For its part, Marbella offers from the impeccable urban beaches of Cable, Casablanca and El Faro to the exotic dunes of Artola - Cabopino. And without forgetting the beach of Guadalmina in San Pedro de Alcantara.
Estepona, the garden of the Costa del Sol, is a destination to enjoy excellent beaches, like those of La Rada, El Cristo or El Padron, the latter in a more secluded setting that will delight those who seek tranquility.
In short, the coast of Malaga is a unique place and not only in terms of hotel supply and first-rate services. It is also a destination that, along more than 100 miles of coastline, allows you to enjoy its extraordinary beaches, great for their services and environmental conditions. Now it's your turn to discover and enjoy them!