There were just under two million people in the Balearics on a single day in July which clearly underlines how busy this small island gets during the peak summer months. At least one million of these people were tourists, almost equal to the resident population. But in fact this year the so-called "tourist saturation" has fallen as there have been fewer visitors. Palma, over the last few years, has felt exceptionally crowded probably as a result of all the visits by cruise ships. This year has seemed far quieter.