- The Marina Riviera Nayarit is Mexico’s first Blue Flag Marina; Nuevo Vallarta Norte is one of 19 Blue Flag beaches in the country; the Riviera Nayarit has 10 out of 33 Certified Clean Beaches in the Mexican Republic.
The Riviera Nayarit confirmed its leadership in Certified Clean Beaches during the XI National Clean Beaches Conference in Cancun. Nuevo Vallarta Norte also received its Blue Flag during this event, however, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle’s Marina Riviera Nayarit took the spotlight for its own achievement, as it is the first of its kind in Mexico to receive this recognition.
“We’re very happy and proud to be able to continue to share positive news about tourism and the environment,” commented Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). “I believe that we’ve proven that we can reach important milestones together with the authorities from the coastal towns and the State Government and we will continue to do so in the future.”
Four of the Riviera Nayarit’s beaches were re-certified under Regulation NMX-AA-120-SCFI-2006: Bucerías, Nuevo Vallarta Sur and Norte in Banderas Bay and Chacala in Compostela.
This certification is good for two years, meaning the beaches of Nuevo Vallarta II, Los Muertos in Sayulita, Playa Palladium in Punta de Mita, Costa Capomo and Platanitos in Compostela and El Borrego in San Blas are still certified for another year. They will be audited as a follow-up measure from July 15-21.
The Marina Riviera Nayarit, having received one more distinction in addition to being the biggest and most modern of its kind on the Pacific, is now the environmental model to follow in Mexico. The Blue Flags come into effect beginning July 1, 2015; this accolade was also awarded to a seaside resort area.