Standards for Mexican Beaches

Tourists visiting Mexican beaches will be pleased to hear that a certification program is currently in progress to provide guidance and regulation to the quality of the public beaches. The Mexican Institute of Standardization and Certification (IMNC) regulates and classifies the beaches in Mexico giving certification to those beaches that meet all the specifications for the standard NMX-AA-120-SCFI-2006, which takes into consideration the quality of the beach, its cleanliness, water quality, wastewater disposal in the area, vegetation, conservation of the environment and more. Only those beaches that meet these high standards are given official certification.

This year, 2013, 10  Mexican beaches in Jalisco and Nayarit were give the prestigious certification and the states were commended for leading the way for other states to follow suit. In Puerto Vallarta, 4 beaches were were given the coveted certificate, while in Nuevo Vallarta, there were 6.

The certification process is carried out by accredited teams who visit the beaches to make their own impartial assessments and to ensure that the mexican beaches are meeting the strict criteria in order to receive certification. What this means is that the standards of all the beaches in the area are rising to try and meet the high specifications of the IMNC.


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