According to the evaluation conducted by the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris). The entity examined the 10 most popular beaches in the region, concluding that all meet the necessary standards for recreational use during this holiday season.
The results reveal that Bucerías I beach was the only one that slightly exceeded the established limit, recording more than 100 enterococci per 100 milliliters. However, this value remains below the allowed limit of 200 enterococci, keeping it within acceptable parameters.
In a descending range from lower to higher levels of enterococci, other evaluated beaches include Nuevo Vallarta II, with only 13 enterococci, followed by Nuevo Vallarta I, with 16. Bucerías II and San Francisco beaches each have 26 enterococci. Continuing down the list, El Anclote beach in Punta de Mita exhibits 67 enterococci, while La Cruz de Huanacaxtle registers 69.
At the bottom of the list, though approved for recreational use, are Sayulita beach with 70 enterococci and Bucerías I with 150 per 100 milliliters.
These positive results are crucial for the municipality, as it is expected to end the year with hotel occupancy rates exceeding 85 percent, reaching even 100 percent on Christmas and New Year’s weekends. This health endorsement will contribute to the tourist appeal of the region, providing reassurance to visitors and encouraging a steady flow of tourism during the holiday season.