Blue Flag Ecological Program
Blue Flag –
"Actions to Curb Climate Change"
against Climate Change”. This program, the newest of
six Blue Flag initiatives, forms part of a national strategy to
promote environmental awareness throughout the country and ensure
that local development efforts run parallel with, instead of
counter to, the conservation of natural resources.
The program is directed and administered by the National Blue Flag
Commission, which is made up of representatives from the
Ministries of Public Health, Environment and Energy, and
Education, as well as the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, the Costa
Rican Water and Sewer Institute, and the National Chamber of
Every year, the commission works together with the Technical
Commission to grant or revoke the award depending on the results
of annual reports and inspections.