Friday, June 13, 2014

Awards for beaches without lifeguards and bars

Orihuela prides itself on the number of its beaches that gain quality awards. This year the city can boast 7 Blue Flag beaches, 7 with Banderas Qualitur  and 5 with Banderas de Calidad. 

However, the ‘Q’ standard is meant only for those beaches that have clean, safe water and provide security services, first aid posts, leisure services, information points, controlled bars etc. The fact that the beaches of Orihuela lack both bars and essential lifeguard services, added to which the space between swimmers and boats has not been marked out kind of makes a nonsense of those awards don’t you think.

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