They are exceptional at the world level
Dominican Republic has the most Blue Flag Beach international awards in Latin America in the 2011-2012 season, which certifies them as exceptional at the world level.
Arena Gorda Bávaro; Playa Costa Dorada, Puerto Plata; Playa Dorada; Playa Dorada; Playa La Laguna Dominicus Bayahíbe, and Playa Cayacoa Bahía Príncipe, in Samaná are among the Blue Flag beaches.
The Blue Flag program is a voluntary certification process for beaches and marinas, managed by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and locally by the Dominican Republic Environmental Law Institute (IDARD).
The Blue Flag will be hoisted December 1 during a symbolic ceremony in the 15 beaches with excellent water quality and a permanent presence of properly equipped lifeguards.