The Blue Flag is currently flying over 14 Dominican beaches.
Two of these beaches are in La Romana and Punta Cana, while the others are found in the country’s eastern region. The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), an international non-profit organization, travels throughout the world analyzing the conditions of beaches in many popular destinations. In the Dominican Republic the Foundation is represented by the Environmental Rights Institute.
The following are Blue Flag beaches in the country are:
La Laguna, Dominicus Beach
Bayahibe Dreams Hotel, La Romana
Montero Bahia Principe
Cabeza de Toro Be Live Punta Cana
Cabeza de Toro Natura Park
Bavaro Beach, Barcelo Tourism Complex
Bavaro Beach, Paradisus Palma Real Hotel
Arena Gorda Beach, Grand Palladium
Arena Gorda Beach, Barcelo Punta Cana Hotel
Arena Gorda Beach, Bahia Principe Hotel
Arena Gorda Beach, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Arena Gorda Beach, Iberostar Hotel
El Cortecito Beach, Barceló Dominican Resort
El Cortecito, Paradisus Punta Cana
The “Blue Flag” is awarded to beaches that meet environmental, safety and cleanliness guidelines established by the Foundation.
When a beach displays a Blue Flag it means that the beach is clean, safe and its water quality constantly monitored.
A jury of qualified professionals determines what beaches throughout the world will raise its own particular “Blue Flag.”