Mazarrón has been awarded six blue flags, one more than last year at: Rihuete, Puerto, Bahia-La Reya, Nares, Castellar and Alamillo. The Minister of Tourism, Juan Carlos Ruiz, praised the quality of the beaches of Mazarrón calling it ‘magnificent’.

Also, on the coast of Mazarrón six others gained banners with Q for Quality Tourism: Rihuete, Bahia, Castellar, Bolnuevo, La Reya and Nares.

Castellar Beach in Mazarrón has received an Ecoplaya flag for the use of salt water in the showers and footbaths.
San Javier this year has maintained its three blue flags at Castillico, Colón and Mistral.

Cartagena had a total of ten awards; two more than last year at Cala del Pino, Islas Menores (Playa de Levante), Poniente (Islas Menores), Mar de Cristal, Cala Cortina, San Ginés, Playa Paraíso, Levante (Cabo de Palos), Isla Plana and Playa Honda.

Cartagena came second in Spain with the highest number of blue flags (only behind Sanxenxo, in Galicia) with the highest number of awards on the Mediterranean coast. This is the sixth consecutive year that Cartagena has become the Mediterranean town with the highest number of blue flags.
We must also recognize as ‘blue centres’ the Centro de Las Salinas in San Pedro del Pinatar and the Centro de Interpretación del Mar.

Los Alcazares has also received a thematic distinction for urban waste management and has been recognized as the blue trail ‘Camina 10,000 steps La Manga’.