The Fundación Europea de Educación Ambiental (FEE) has given out 45 blue flags to beaches across the Canary Islands, that´s seven more than last year.
Canary Island with Blue Flag Beaches
Gran Canaria - 13
Lanzarote - 6
Fuerteventura - 5
La Palma - 1
La Gomera -1
The only one of the Canaries without a blue flag beach is El Hierro. Compared with 2011, Tenerife has gained nine more flags, Gran Canaria one, Fuerteventura has lost three and Lanzarote, La Palma and La Gomera have kept the same number. The makes a total accredited area of 19,98 kms of sandy beaches.
This year 638 blue flags have been awarded around the Spanish coast, 540 beaches and 98 sports areas, the highest number ever awarded in Spain and 35 more than last year.