28 June 2024 , La Arena beach in Mesa del Mar, Tacoronte, Tenerife has been awarded the Blue Flag 2024. In the coming days, various improvements will be made to the open spaces and furniture, to ensure an even more comfortable and safe stay for residents and visitors.

The local government of Tacoronte, headed by Mayor Sandra Izquierdo, carried out the raising of the Blue Flag.


The Environmental and Consumer Education Association (ADEAC) has once again included Tacoronte in its list of coastal towns that meet all environmental quality criteria and offer high-quality cleaning, accessibility, rescue and safety services for bathers.

As for the Blue Flags in the Canary Islands, the total number remains the same as last year, with 60 flags. However, some new ones have been added in place of those that have lost this recognition.

Tenerife has received 16 of these flags. At the national level, 729 recognitions in this category have been granted.

With the arrival of summer, the Tacoronte City Council has reactivated the special security and rescue services on the beaches and bathing areas of the city’s coast.

These services, which have been active since June 15 thanks to the Spanish Red Cross, include first aid, accessibility and a bathroom adapted for people with reduced mobility, as well as the presence of a BLS ambulance.

The plan, designed in collaboration between the Coastal Areas, Citizen Security, Municipal Services and Volunteering, has seven qualified lifeguards available from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., two boat skippers and two health emergency technicians.

The adapted bathing service on La Arena beach, equipped with all the resources and materials necessary for users, is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 15:30 to 19:00, and on Saturdays from 09:00 to 13:00.

The program also includes a jet ski, a 4×4 vehicle with a trailer, surveillance towers, walkways and markings that delimit the bathing areas.

In the coming days, various improvements will be made to the open spaces, furniture, access ramps and areas near the first coastline, with the aim of guaranteeing a more comfortable and safer stay for residents and visitors.

Courtesy El Digital Sur