Puerto Peñasco’s Sandy Beach, along with the beach at Islas del Mar, received the national Platinum Beach award in recognition of excellence as well as standards of cleanliness and sustainability.
The Mexican Institute of Standardization and Certification (IMNC) granted the Platinum Beach awards to the two beaches in Puerto Peñasco, as well as one in Tamaulipas, due to their important background and excellence in upholding cleaning and care standards, which is an added guarantee for all who visit.
Marcia Ortega Morales, Municipal Director of Ecology and Sustainable Development, detailed the recent IMNC announcement was a welcome surprise, as this award is obtained only after having fulfilled strict measures and protocols. In the cases of both Islas del Mar and Sandy Beach, recognition was automatic and well-deserved given all the work done over the years.
Ortega explained this award represents a plus for both beaches, noting the area first obtained clean beach certification in 2017. This now includes the 2,300 meter coastline at Islas del Mar, the longest stretch of certified clean beach for recreational use in Mexico.
It is worth highlighting Puerto Peñasco is home to two INMC recognized clean beaches, for having met a series of requirements. This has involved efforts of municipal, state, educational, and environmental agencies, as well as tourist resorts, in the case of Sandy Beach. The Sandy Beach certification extends from Playa Bonita hotel to the Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort complex, while Islas del Mar was recently acknowledged as the longest stretch of certified clean beach in Mexico. In addition, Manny’s Beach in the Mirador maintains its international Blue Flag status.