A small ceremony was held yesterday at Tulemar Beach as we raised our prized Blue Flag (bandera azul), awarded by the National Blue Flag Commission. This is the third year in a row Tulemar Beach has received this coveted acknowledgement.
Several Costa Rican authorities administer this important program which evaluates Costa Rica’s beaches under a strict criterion that measures water quality, cleanliness and sustainability, among other factors. Only beaches scoring 90% on the evaluation receive the flag.
The success of the program is evident in the number of beaches that compete for the award each year. Coastal communities depend on the quality of their beach for their livelihood, so this internationally recognized symbol is an important incentive for the community to work together to implement sustainable practices.
We have to thank the Tulemar Homeowner’s Association for their tireless efforts to keep Tulemar Beach compliant with these important standards. We’re proud we can share our beautiful and ecologically sustainable beach with all our guests.