The latest awards for beach and water cleanliness, known as Blue Flags, have been announced by the Foundation for Environmental Education.
Blue flags have been awarded locally to popular destinations such as Arona, Adeje, Playa de la Arena and Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife, Playa del Ingles in Gran Canaria and Las Cucharas, Matagorda and Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote.
In the Costa Blanca destinations such as Alicante, Santa Pola, San Javier, Benidorm and Denia have received the award.
Over in the Costa del Sol Benajarafe, Torrevigía, El Cristo in Estepona, Fuengirola and Carchuna join a number of other beaches in the area.
Spain tops the table internationally, with 586 beaches awarded Blue Flags, with 691 sites in total awarded the coveted Blue Flags.
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