In the 1980s, the village of Dooagh on the Irish island of Achill lost its beach. Storms washed all the sand away. But in the spring of 2017, 300 meters of beautiful sandy beach suddenly reappeared.
The UN World Tourism Organization likes to cite this Central American country between the Caribbean and the Pacific as a good example of sustainable tourism. Is that justified? DW reporter Lukas Stege investigates.
A beach that was swept away more than 30 years ago from a remote island off the
west coast of Ireland has reappeared after thousands of tons of sand were deposited on top of the rocky coastline.
The best swimming areas were in Luxembourg, Cyprus, Malta, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Germany and Austria - all of which had more than 90 percent of bathing sites rated excellent.
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