ACAPULCO’S ICACOS BEACH RECEIVES NATIONAL
CERTIFICATION FOR CLEANLINESS
Certification Process in Guerrero State Leads to
Discovery of 6,000 Sea Turtle Eggs
The Acapulco Destination Marketing Office and the State of Guerrero are proud to announce both Icacos and El Palmar beaches have officially received the “Clean Beach” certification by the National Certification Institute of Mexico.
After four months of testing, including the submission of over 75 water samples, and passing more than 54 different tests, 800 meters of Icacos Beach have been officially certified as clean by the National Certification Institute of Mexico.
El Palmar Beach in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, considered the longest beach in Latin America with more than 2,630 meters – approximately 1.6 miles – also passed the re-certification process, which is done every two years. The inspectors took into account a number of factors, including the quality of the water, biodiversity, presence of lifeguards, sand, beach signals and handicap access, among others.
Furthermore, the re-certification process led to the discovery of more than 50 sea turtle nests housing approximately 6,000 eggs along El Palmar Beach. The eggs were sent to turtle conversation camps for monitoring and safekeeping. Some of Acapulco’s most popular beaches – Pie de la Cuesta and Barra Vieja – also offer sea turtle release programs where visitors can participate in the once-in-a-lifetime experience to observe the turtles in their natural habitat and help release the baby turtles back into the wild.
The State of Guerrero received the official certification this month for both Icacos Beach in Acapulco and El Palmar Beach in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
A magical combination of incredible beauty and hypnotic charm, Acapulco is Mexico’s largest and most dazzling seaside resort attracting over nine million visitors annually.
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