Cancun, national leader in Sustainable and Platinum Clean beaches
Published by cancun.gob.mx on June 9, 2023
Cancun has solidified its position as the frontrunner in Mexico for sustainable and clean beaches, as affirmed by the Mexican Institute for Standardization and Certification (IMNC). The Municipal President, Ana Paty Peralta, proudly accepted environmental certifications for seven public beaches in Cancun and a lodging center, recognizing their exceptional quality, services, and cleanliness.
Against the backdrop of Cancun’s iconic turquoise blue waters and pristine white sand, the Municipal President was presented with the Clean Sustainable Beach distinction at Level III, the highest category, for Playa Las Perlas. Additionally, Playa Delfines received the same recognition at Level II. The white flags symbolizing these achievements were handed over to Ana Paty Peralta by Armando Apartado Olvera, the operations manager of IMNC.
Furthermore, the venue of the ceremony itself, one of the seven public beaches managed by the municipality, was honored with the prestigious Platinum Beach certificate. This certificate also acknowledged the successful renewal of Del Niño, Chac Mool, Marlín, Ballenas, Delfines, and Coral beaches, along with the Occidental Tucancun Hotel beach. During the event, the Municipal President presented the document to the representatives of the esteemed hotel.
“The beaches of Cancun belong to everyone – the locals and our visitors. This is what has contributed to our tremendous success at the international level. We reiterate our commitment to maintain clean spaces, free of litter, and to promote environmental awareness for future generations,” expressed Ana Paty Peralta.
With her characteristic humility, Ana Paty Peralta recognized and applauded the efforts of the Public Services department, the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone (ZOFEMAT), Civil Protection, and the Tourist Police for their daily dedication in preserving the image and infrastructure of the beaches, even in the face of challenges such as the occasional arrival of sargassum.
Highlighting the success of Las Perlas Beach, where people engage in early morning exercise routines and approximately 700 visitors, both locals and foreigners, frequent the beach on weekends, the Municipal President called upon everyone to preserve and protect these natural resources and ecosystems, including the oceans. She encouraged the adoption of sustainable practices, such as using reusable containers to minimize waste generation.
Armando Apartado Olvera, the operations manager of IMNC, emphasized that the achievement of clean and sustainable beaches is the result of combined efforts from various sectors, including the government and private initiatives. He acknowledged that beaches hold paramount importance as top-tier tourist attractions in many municipalities and coastal states. Thus, as the economy reactivates after the pandemic, destinations like Cancun prioritize implementing good practices to ensure healthy and safe environments.
In the presence of municipal counterparts, representatives of police organizations, and Quintana Roo‘s Secretary of Tourism, Bernardo Cueto Riestra, who acted as the representative of Governor Mara Lezama, Justo Román Miranda Rocha, the head of ZOFEMAT in Benito Juárez, confirmed that they had successfully completed various audits to assess the condition of the beaches and adjacent areas. These audits provided the documentary evidence necessary to obtain the certifications, solidifying Cancun’s status as a global benchmark.
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