ESTEPONA has received four blue flag awards this year in recognition of the pristine state of its beaches and the quality of services provided for them.
The beaches El Cristo, El Padron, La Rada and Arroyo Vaquero have gained the certification from the Association of Environmental and Consumer Education (ADEAC).
It is a fitting reward for the work that goes into keeping them well maintained, and they have more than met the requirements of sustainable development and environmental management required by the ADEAC.
The council has increased the number of lifeguards on the beaches, as well as emergency contact points.
New wooden walkways have also been installed, along with an increase in shaded areas for the disabled.
This year the high season has been extended to cover April to October, and more people will be recruited as beach staff.
More signs will be introduced to help tourists, and there will be 20 new showers, 50 bins, and 2,000 metres of walkways added.
Councillor for Beaches, Susana Aragon, has also confirmed that new machinery to clean and conserve Estepona’s coastline will shortly be introduced.