Orihuela Beaches Among Best In World

January 19, 2009


Orihuela Costas Boasts Best Beaches In Spain

Orihuela Costa can boast some of the best beaches in Spain, and now they have proof of it. Mayoress Monica Lorente unveiled this unique good news at the Town Hall. She proudly informed all those present that for the first time ever Orihuela has been awarded with not one, not two, but three “Q for Quality” flags, which are internationally recognized as the highest award which can be given to beaches, meaning they have passed a multitude of tests and are among the best in the world.

The three beaches of Orihuela Costa to be awarded these “Q” flags are Cala Capitan, Cala las Estacas and Playa de Glea. Orihuela Costa already holds four blue flags and eleven “Qualitur” flags, and is the resort to hold most flags in the whole of the Valencian Community. Benidorm only holds one “Q” flag and Calpe holds two.

These flags, which prove the high quality of beaches, are not easy to obtain at all, and Monica thanked Pepa Ferrando, the councillor for tourism, Gines Sanchez, environment councillor, and Jose Añiorte, for all their hard work, 365 days a year, to obtain these high accolades. Over 1,000 people were asked to fill in a survey about the beaches, and were asked to give their suggestions for improvements which could be made. The average score the beaches were given was 8 out of 10, proving there are a lot of satisfied beach goers in the area.

The fact that these beaches have been officially recognised as superior will give the area a huge boost, and will be mentioned in all the promotionary leaflets for this summer. We are living in a privileged area, which promises to get even better. Next week even more good news will be unveiled, about the brand new sports centre covering 23,000m² of Orihuela Costa.

When asked about safety on the beaches Monica explained that to obtain the “Q” flags security and vigilance was one of the requirements. The timetable of the lifeguards were lengthened last year and local police and civil protection are all working together to give the best service possible.

taken from The Leader Newspaper


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