The Environment Ministry and the Biodiversity Foundation have awarded Manilva’s coastline the distinction of being a designated ‘Blue Trail’, the first of its kind in the Province of Malaga.
The title ‘Blue Trail’ is given to routes that link Blue Flag beaches and ports and contributes to the sustainable use of the coastline, and recognises the work carried out for the improvement and restoration of the natural and ethnological heritage of the coastal strip. These Blue Trails will play an important part in providing the opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy the rich natural and cultural heritage with the minimum impact to the environment.
They also provide an important recreational and social resource for the benefit of all who use it.
The Blue Trails will come to have the same prestige as the Blue Flags awarded to beaches and marinas, and will require the same level of commitment to retain them.
The Councillor for the Tourism and Environment Departments, Emilio López Berenguer, has stated that his vision for the Manilva Beaches Blue Trail is that it becomes a management to the enhance coastal conservation, knowledge, and recreation for residents and visitors to enjoy the spectacular scenery in such a way that respects the natural environment.