One Puerto Vallarta Beach Practically Washed Away

The Palmares Beach, which received the International Blue Flag award in July, has all but disappeared after a tidal wave hit the beach in Puerto Vallara, Mexico.

Playa Palmares is located 6 kilometers south of town, a 10-minue drive along Highway 200, just before Garza Blanca.

According to the city, the beach will be cleaned and repaired once the surges have receded, which is expected to happen on Thursday.

For now the blue flag has been removed until the clean up is complete, which they hope can be done this weekend.

The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 4000 beaches and marinas in 48 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.

The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services.

The Blue Flag Programme is owned and run by the non-government, non-profit organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

The beaches garbage canes and planters were swept away by waves up to 4 meters. The waves have caused minor damage to the beaches of Los Muertos, Los Arcos, El Malecón, Flamingos, and Playa de Oro.

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14 Responses
  1. Wow! We are victims of beach here today and gone tomorrow syndrome on Long Island on fire Island which runs parallel to the coast of Long Island, creating the bay and is our only protection from the ravages of the Atlantc Ocean. In Puerto Vallarta I believe it is vital to the beach, as well as the tourist industry to give nature some help building it back up,

  2. I was down by the sea horse with my dogs this morning. I watched his guy jump in and swim out. I thought he was crazy and walked away because i did not want to see him swept out to sea.

    1. It’s certainly no tidal wave, but the beach clubs between Mantamar and the pier have really lost their beach for the time being. Only been here a few years, but wow. Lido is gone, most of Blue Chairs is gone, Green Chairs has been hit bad. Wow.