PlayasApp to Control Beach Capacity this Weekend Launched In Marbella, Spain

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A NEW free mobile app is being launched this weekend by Marbella Town Hall that will inform users of the capacity of the beaches in real-time, the occupancy allowed on the 27 kilometres of coastline is 85,000 people in total.

Councillor for Security, José Eduardo Díaz, was at the presentation of the new technological tool, which took place at the third meeting of the Beaches Emergency Coordination Committee, where he was accompanied by the general director of Environment and Beaches, María Victoria Martín-Lomeña.

The councillor pointed out that this application “is a very useful tool that complements the contingency plan that we are developing so that residents and visitors can enjoy our 27 kilometres of coastline with all the guarantees and safely.”

José Eduardo Díaz has specified that “the municipality has a total of 26 beaches and a useful area of ​​430,000 square metres, so once the distance established by the regulations has been applied, the capacity allowed is 85,000 people.”

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The beach – from a drone’s point of view. Marbella Police will monitor beach capacity using the new PlayasApp app and high-tech drones. image credit: Wikipedia

The general director of Environment and Beaches has explained that the application, designed by the company Herbecom Systems, “can be downloaded for free under the name ‘PlayasApp’ and once the municipality of Marbella is selected, the occupation can be known of each zone in an updated way.”

 Likewise, she pointed out that by using the technological tool users will be able to locate “nearby hospitality establishments.” In addition to the app, the city will use drones to control the capacity of the beaches with the collaboration of the Local Police, according to Martín-Lomeña last May, to which he added “an important effort from the point of view of awareness through posters.”

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