24 beaches get Blue Flag certificates

The Ministry of Tourism reports that 24 beaches in the Dominican Republic have been certified as Blue Flag beaches for 2020-2021. The Environmental Law Institute of the Dominican Republic (IDARD) is responsible for issuing the certificates.

The Blue Flag program (Bandera Azul) is an international ecolabel that promotes high quality and sustainability standards in beaches operation. To receive the certificate, the properties must comply with water quality, environmental management, safety, accessibility criteria set by the international program.

The beaches and resort operators are:
Costa Dorada Beach (Be Live Collection Marien Hotel and Iberostar Costa Dorada Hotel)
Bayahibe Beach (Hilton La Romana Hotel)
La Laguna Dominicus Beach (Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach & Palace Hotels, Iberostar Hacinda Dominicus Hotel, Catalonia Gran Dominicus Hotel, Be Live Collection Canoa Hotel, Dreams Dominicus La Romana Hotel)
Minitas Beach (Casa de Campo Hotel)
Oasis Beach (Guayacanes Municipality)
Caletón Beach (Eden Roc at Cap Cana Hotel)
Cabeza de Toro Beach (Natura Park Eco Resort & Spa Hotel, Be Live Collection Punta Cana Hotel, Catalonia Bavaro & Catalonia Royal Bávaro)
Bávaro Beach (Barceló Grand Bávaro Resort, Paradisus Palma Real Hotel, Meliá Caribe Beach & Punta Cana Beach)
El Cortecito Beach (Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort, Occidental Punta Cana Hotel, Impressive Resorts)
Arena Gorda Beach (Iberostar Dominicana, Iberostar Punta Cana, Iberostar Bavaro, Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotels, Occidental Caribe Hotel)
Uvero Alto Beach (Grand Sirenis Punta Cana Resort
Macao Beach (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Resort Punta Cana)

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3 January 2021