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Puerto Vallarta Beaches Deemed Safe for Easter Holidays

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Ten beaches in Puerto Vallarta have been declared suitable for recreational use during the Semana Santa (Holy Week) and Pascua (Easter) holiday period by the Jalisco Commission for Protection Against Sanitary Risks (Coprisjal).

Water samples were collected from Yelapa, Quimixto, Las Ánimas, Mismaloya, Gemelas, Los Muertos, Del Cuale, Oasis, Las Palmas, and Camarones beaches. The presence of enterococci, a bacteria indicating fecal contamination, was measured. Following established protocols, the geometric mean of 6 samples from each beach was calculated to determine overall water quality.

According to Coprisjal, all monitored beaches meet the federal safety standard of 200 or less enterococci per 100 milliliters of water. This classification ensures the protection of beachgoers’ health, as contaminated water can cause various skin, digestive, and mucosal illnesses.

Regular water quality monitoring is crucial for preventing health risks. Factors that can negatively impact beach water quality include storm drain runoff, improper sewage disposal, and increased activity during peak tourist seasons.

Coprisjal encourages all beachgoers to help the city maintain a clean environment by disposing of waste properly.

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