momento-izada-de-la-bandera-azul-2009-playa-de-la-arenaA ceremony was held on Thursday July 23rd with the Mayor, Juan Damián Gorrín Ramos, councilman of Tourism, Germán Jiménez and various hotel and staff from the beach, to officially raise the coveted Blue Flag awarded by the European Union to Playa Arena beach.

The beach has become the most awarded beach in Tenerife since 1987 as it has been awarded the blue flag each year for the past 22 years.

The Blue Flag is a recognized symbol to stringent health and environmental levels, the presence of adequate sanitation and waste, as well as rescue services, first aid and lifeguard.