Ponta de Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe Beach, on Frades Island, was approved by an international jury and was able to receive the Blue Flag. This program was started in France, in 1980 and it is considered the most important in the category in the entire world; the program contemplates beaches and marinas that fulfill a group of 34 requisites of socio-environmental quality, with this quality stamp.
The Blue Flag is granted by the non-governmental organization – Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE – Fundação para Educação Ambiental).
In order to receive the Blue Flag, Baía Viva Foundation, in a partnership with the Municipal City Hall of Salvador, and the support from the local community, developed a work for the adequacy in four main areas. : Environmental Education, Environmental Management, Quality of Water, Safety and Services. There were held improvements in accessibility, re-qualification of restrooms and of the commerce on the beaches, implementation of environmental signaling, among other measures and that always involved the community. The place is part of APCP (Área de Proteção Cultural e Paisagística – Area of Cutural and Landscaping Protection), from Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe Church.