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Aldeias do Xisto river beaches with Blue Flag certification and Gold Medal 2016

20 may 2016
Aldeias do Xisto river beaches with Blue Flag certification and Gold Medal 2016
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11 Aldeias do Xisto River Beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag Award and 10 have received the Gold Medal from Quercus!

The number of recognised Aldeias do Xisto river beaches continues to increase! Year after year, they are among the best River Beaches in the country, winning several awards.

BLUE FLAG RECOGNISES 11 ALDEIAS DO XISTO RIVER BEACHES:

Albufeira de Santa Luzia, Pampilhosa da Serra
Alvôco das Várzeas, Oliveira do Hospital
Bogueira, Lousã
Bostelim, Vila de Rei
Canaveias, Góis
Carvoeiro, Mação
Louçainha, Penela
Pampilhosa da Serra
Peneda/ Pego Escuro, Góis
Pessegueiro, Pampilhosa da Serra
Piódão, Arganil

The Blue Flag is a symbol of environmental quality awarded annually to beaches, recreational ports, and marinas that apply and meet a set of criteria. The certified Blue Flag beach Programme Criteria are divided into 4 categories: Environmental Information and Education; Water Quality; Environmental Management and Equipment; Safety and Services.

The Blue Flag Association makes an assessment at the beginning of the swimming season, monitoring throughout the summer to establish compliance with the requirements.

QUERCUS RECOGNISES 10 Aldeias do Xisto RIVER BEACHES

This year Quercus recognised 10 Aldeias do Xisto river beaches with the Gold Medal:

Albufeira de Santa Luzia, Pampilhosa da Serra
Bogueira, Lousã
Carvoeiro, Mação
Fernandaires, Vila de Rei
Fróia, Proença-a-Nova
Peneda da Cascalheira / Secarias, Arganil
Peneda/ Pego Escuro, Góis
Pessegueiro, Pampilhosa da Serra
Piódão, Arganil
Zaboeira, Vila de Rei

Quercus evaluations take into account rigorous analyses of the water, following analyses of the beaches in the last five years. The association demands that the results of the last year all be excellent to guarantee quality and reliability.

From this year onwards, the existence of possible environmental or landscape disasters on the beaches has also been taken into consideration when awarding the prize.

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