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Costa Rica - Ecological Blue Flag

Last modified: 2023-09-09 by rob raeside
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flag image located by Paul Bassinson, 14 August 2023

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The Ecological Blue Flag (Bandera Azul Ecologica) (obtained from is blue with the logo centered and date in the lower fly.

Paul Bassinson, 14 August 2023

flag image located by Paul Bassinson, 15 August 2023

This variant of the Ecological Blue Flag of Costa Rica lacks stars or year, likely a general purpose-use flag (image obtained from
Paul Bassinson, 15 August 2023

Judging from additional information found at, it looks like there are at least 14 different "general purpose/use" flags under the Ecological Blue Flag program in Costa Rica, with the background color of the logo varying among the 14 categories. The one that Paul highlighted in the linked Facebook photo appears to have a red background in the logo, as well as the words "COSTA RICA/SALUD COMUNITARIA" (Costa Rica/Community Health). Additional categories include Beaches, Natural Protected Areas, and Climate Neutral, among others. Based on the various categories of Blue Flag in Costa Rica, as well as the criteria listed on the same page for 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-star designations, I think it's likely that there are any number of variations of the Ecological Blue Flag. Well, doing the math, I suppose there would be about 70 possible variants each year (1-to-5 stars in each of 14 categories). Just a guess on my part, though, as Spanish is not my first language, and I couldn't find any documentation immediately available to me in English that fully described the flag program.

Randy Young, 16 August 2023