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  • Rich Thomaselli | June 30, 2016 7:00 PM ET

    Two Acapulco Beaches Receive Blue Flag Certification

    Two Acapulco Beaches Receive Blue Flag Certification

    PHOTO: Acapulco’s beaches are one of its strongest selling points. (Courtesy Acapulco Destination Marketing Office)

    Acapulco’s beaches are absolutely gorgeous and world-renowned.

    Now two of them are also certified.

    Two new beaches were recognized by the Foundation for Environmental Education’s (FEE) Blue Flag program in Acapulco, Revolcadero II and Icacos II, according to the Acapulco Destination Marketing Office.

    This only reinforces the destination’s commitment to what remains one of its most popular attractions.

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    The Icacos II beach is a family-friendly beach lined with high-rise hotels that goes from the Copacabana Hotel to the Grand Hotel Acapulco (formerly the Hyatt Regency). The Revolcadero II beach is a long stretch of beach popular among surfers for its high waves that goes from Playamar Condominiums to the Mayan Palace Vidanta hotel. 

    The coveted eco-label is attained after meeting 33 strict criteria points that include water quality, environmental education, environmental management, safety and services. While the Icacos beach has received the recognition since 2014, and the Revolcadero beach since 2015, this is the first appearance for the Icacos II and Revolcadero II on the list of Blue Flag certified beaches in Mexico. 

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Rich Thomaselli Acapulco: The Perfect Escape

Rich Thomaselli Rich Thomaselli is a longtime journalist with 27 years experience in newspapers, magazines and digital media. He is a nine-time individual award-winning writer and was also a staff writer at several publications that earned national recognition as well, including Advertising Age winning a ‘Best in Business’ designation from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 2007. He previously covered the travel sector for Ad Age, among other beats, from 2001-2013. Rich is married with two children. He will be based in New York. You can reach him at and contact him on Twitter @RichTravelPulse.
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