Again Q flag (quality flag) for beach Algarrobo! (note: Algarrobo receives this Q flag annually) http://www.surinenglish.com/ Twenty beaches across Malaga province have this year received the coveted ‘Blue Flag’ status, a certification by the global Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), which recognises the highest standards of cleanliness, amenities and water quality. With seven, Marbella is the municipality with the highest number of Blue Flag beaches this year, followed by Estepona. Those Malaga beaches with the prestigious award this year are Algarrobo Costa, in Algarrobo; Ferrara in Torrox; Burriana and Torrecilla in Nerja; Benajarafe and Torre del Mar, in Velez Málaga; Cala del Moral, in Rincón de la Victoria; Malapesquera-Santa Ana and Carvajal, in Benalmádena; Artola (Cabopino), Venus-Bajadilla, Guadalmina-San Pedro, El Cable- Rio Real, Puerto Banús, Río Verde and Faro, in Marbella; in Estepona, El Cristo, El Padrón and La Rada; and in Manilva, Sabinillas. Malaga, according to the official figures released last Friday, is the Andalusian province with the third most Blue Flag beaches, after Cadiz and Almeria, respectively. Nationwide, Spain has a total of 551 Blue Flags this year, meaning it maintains its position at the top of the list in the northern hemisphere.