Environmental policies

Playa de As Catedrais

Ribadeo has a valuable coastal ecosystem within which stand out its geological and geomorphological formations. These are unique wonders that have given rise to arrestingly beautiful natural monuments, whose pinnacle is As Catedrais beach.

In order to ensure the satisfaction of visitors, the municipality of Ribadeo has introduced a Quality and Environment Management System pursuant to UNE 187001 "Beach Management Systems," UNE EN ISO 14001:2004 "Environmental Management Systems," and the EMAS Regulation.

The goal is to provide quality services, improve our environmental performance, and prevent deterioration; offering visitors a protected ecosystem of high natural value, meeting the standards and regulations.

In this regard, we want to stress the awarding of Blue Flag status, given each year by the Foundation for Environmental Education, to the beach; as well as the hard work done to obtain the Spanish “Q” for Tourist Quality, awarded in October 2008. Also, As Catedrais beach is certified with the ISO 14001 and the EMAS due to its environmental management.