Callao beach

You will find all sorts of facilities, awarded the Q tourism quality label

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Are you looking for a relaxing day at the beach in a family-friendly setting? Callao beach will undoubtedly be one of your favourite Mataró beaches. With 400 metres of sand, you will find all sorts of facilities, awarded the Q tourism quality label by the Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality (ICTE): toilets, showers, lifeguards, cafés and services for people with reduced mobility. All of this is complemented by a seafront promenade, ideal for exercising or a relaxing walk, with a variety of food available.


Q Tourism Quality Certification

The “Q” tourism quality label, certifying standard UNE-ISO 13009:2016, is awarded by the ICTE (Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality) to beaches that fulfil quality requirements in terms of services for their users, safety measures and hygiene, among other elements. The certification acts as a guarantee to ensure the beaches’ conservation and users’ satisfaction when using and enjoying them. This label covers a series of characteristics that display the certified tourism establishments’ prestige, prominence, excellent reputation and quality.

Extraordinary measures summer 2020

Callao beach has capacity for 1.679 people. If this capacity is exceeded at any time, access to the beach will be closed and bathers will be advised to go to others with space available. At weekends, informants will count the number of people going onto the beaches and will send these data via mobile phone to a computer app that allows the capacity to be monitored. The sand is cleaned every day; the waste paper baskets are installed; the public toilets will be open from Monday 8th (from 9 am to 9 pm) with extra cleaning, and the showers will all be installed once the sand has been levelled. A cleaning and disinfection service has also been hired for the showers three times a day from Monday to Sunday. As for adapted bathing for people with mobility problems, from 1 July until 13 September from 11 am to 6 pm a service will ensure that amphibious chairs are supplied for anyone who needs them, and are subsequently disinfected. These must be arranged in advance by telephone (93 741 02 25) or from the 27 m² canopy that will be installed on Varador beach. Red Cross staff are unable to offer bathing assistance given the impossibility of maintaining a safe distance, and therefore the use of amphibious chairs will require the help of relatives or caregivers. The best alternative is being studied for extending the walkway offering adapted access to the water, due to the steep slope caused by the coastal storms. In order to guarantee safety, the Council asks for the population to be responsible in their use of the beaches. In this sense it must be borne in mind that: - The social distance on the beaches between people not living in the same household must be at least 4 metres on the sand. In the water, a minimum distance of 2 metres must be maintained between people not from the same household. The first 6 meters of shoreline should be left free to allow freer movement in and out of the water and bathers are asked not to walk, stop or play by the water. - Attention must be paid to the warnings given via the public address system. - No use may be made of the gym, sports and/or children's play equipment, which remain closed. - Follow the instructions of the authorities, the lifeguards and the informative and control staff. - Avoid queuing; use the services wisely and moderately (toilets, showers, foot baths). - Avoid sharing food, toiletries or any other object. If necessary, these must be disinfected beforehand.


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