Arenal straddles the boundary between two local authorities - Palma and Llucmajor town halls. Both with their ordinances for coexistence, Palma's is more specific in respect of tourist antisocial behaviour. Arenal is a zone for special tourist intervention, a classification for heightened police presence to tackle a range of behaviours and practices. As with Calvia town hall and its efforts for control in Magalluf, the Palma bylaws predated the Balearic government's tourism of excesses law. Whereas this law principally targets businesses rather than tourists per se, the ordinance - and Llucmajor is similar - focuses on the individual. Experience in Arenal this summer (and not just this summer) points to a failure of control.