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Medano Beach Blue Flag certification for the 2018-2019 Season

DESTINATION | Published on 06/07/2018
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The beauty of the beaches in Cabo San Lucas is astounding. Because of the ongoing work to preserve its environment, Medano Beach, one of the most popular beaches in the city, has received blue flag certification for the 2018-2019 season. Located in front of Villa La Estancia Los Cabos, Medano Beach is known as one of the best beaches in Mexico for its seemingly endless sandy expanses and safe swimming, but now it is known internationally for being environmentally conscientious as well. 

Located in Denmark, the Blue Flag programme is a part of the Foundation for Environmental Education. One of its core values is the insistence of public education. To that end, they know that to make conservation sustainable and long lasting, a community effort needs to be set in place, which is exactly what has been done for the beaches in Cabo. As part of the community, Villa La Estancia Los Cabos has a turtle program that educates guests about the endangered species and they regularly participate in beach cleanups to ensure the resort leaves a minimal footprint on its surrounding. The blue flag certification recognizes these education efforts, in addition to the information about the environment that is posted along Medano Beach. As tourists stroll along this Cabo beach, one of the most popular Mexico beach destinations, they’ll be able to learn about the ecosystem and wildlife found on the beaches in Cabo, which can be found on the permanent displays strategically placed along the beach.

To receive the blue flag certification, beaches must also meet quality standards for cleanliness. As one of the best Mexico beach destinations, you won’t be stumbling across sewage and waste along the Medano Beach. Rather, you’ll spot appropriately labeled trash bins that are regularly maintained and emptied. This helps keep the ocean water clear in Cabo, Mexico, and the safety of the water is tested to meet the standards for certification. For beach patrons, you’ll find clean sanitary facilities that are open to the public and that have a controlled sewage system that keeps the waters clean and keeps this one of the best beaches in Mexico. 

At Villa La Estancia Los Cabos, we recognize that we can significantly contribute to keeping Medano Beach one of the best beaches in Mexico by adopting sustainable practices. Unless requested, we serve drinks without straws, and beverages by the pool are served in reusable cups. When it comes to waste, we recycle whatever we can and further separate trash into organic and inorganic bins. To reduce unnecessary water consumption in Cabo, Mexico, we encourage guests to reuse towels, and our cleaning staff changes sheets every three days unless specifically requested to do so sooner. Our staff regularly goes outside of the hotel to perform beach cleanups. Additionally, our sea turtle program from May to October strives to protect the endangered sea turtle eggs that are laid at Medano Beach.

With the current state of the environment, protecting the wildlife and ecosystem of the beaches in Mexico is an urgent task. Every year, travelers from all over the world journey to Mexico beach destinations like Villa La Estancia Los Cabos seeking peace and tranquility. However, if these beaches become polluted and ecologically unstable, the world will lose their beauty. At Villa La Estancia Los Cabos, it’s important to protect the flora, fauna, and wildlife that share a home at Medano Beach in Cabo, Mexico. Receiving the blue flag certification recognizes the conscious effort that has been put into keeping Medano Beach safe and beautiful.

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