"The beaches were inspected by a team of 40 specialists, each responsible for evaluating different aspects," explained the director general of ICTE, Fernando Fraile.
He went on to say that the status is not only good for the many thousands of tourists that visit each year, but also for the locals, because "the standard and quality of the beaches is good for everyone".
Councillor for Environment and Beaches at Marbella town hall, Manuel Cardeña, also announced that the Puerto Deportivo de Marbella, the oldest of the four marinas in Marbella, hopes to receive the 'Q' for quality in September. If successful, it would become the first in Spain to receive the status.
Source: Sur in English