Costa Blanca's Alfaz goes for a sixth Blue Flag

SPECIAL YEAR: 2020 is Sierra Helada National Park Year. Photo credit: Alfaz town hall

DESIGNATING 2020 as Sierra Helada National Park Year, Alfaz’s mayor said the town wanted a sixth Blue Flag.
The flags are only given to beaches and marine installations complying with the European Foundation for Environmental Education (FEEA) exacting standards and Alfaz already has five. These correspond to the Raco de l’Albir beach, the Albir Lighthouse path, the Albir Lighthouse Interpretation Centre, the Centre for Environmental Education (CEA) in the old Coastguards post and the Los Carrascos Environmental and Scenic Interpretation Centre (CIPM).
Launching Sierra Helada National Park Year, mayor Vicente Arques revealed that the town hall now hopes another Blue Flag will go to the Cantera de l’Albir (Albir Quarry) recreation area. Arques pointed out that town opted some time ago to define itself as a destination based on features that included sport, culture, sustainability, quality of life and outstanding socio-healthcare services.
“Compared with other nearby tourist centres we have a specific profile and a more residential character,” the mayor said. Alfaz had 50 years of experience at its back, positioning it as a municipality with the widest leisure offer and best services.
“We are now going a step further by promoting our natural and cultural resources in 2020,” he said.

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Lisa Burgess