The saturation index measures the degree of congestion of the beaches according to three principal variables: the daily density of users (with a standard minimum of 7.5 square metres per user, according to POOT, the master plan for tourism), the form of transport used by visitors and the level of urbanization of the coastal area under survey. The results are measured in values of between 0.5 and 5. From all this information, an index describing tourist concentration emerges, in which with a rating of less than 1.2 beaches do not register as being saturated; from 1.21 to 1.6 only somewhat saturated; from 1.61 to 2 saturated, and more than 2.01 particularly saturated. According to this classification, the town-based beaches of Palma and Alcudia should show levels lower than 2. They in fact reach 2.57 and 2.29 respectively. Natural beaches away from urban development should present values lower than 1.2. Beaches in Minorca and Formentera were those that came closest to this ideal. Following on after the beaches of Palma, Alcúdia, Son Saura and Benirràs, the most saturated are: Cala Agulla, ses Fonts de n´Alis, Cala Mesquida and den Bossa.
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