Calvia says goodbye to its floating waterparks

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© flickr by Paul Kobayashi.
FLOATING PARKS: Numbers are to be reduced.

CALVIA has approved a motion to remove floating waterparks from beaches in its jurisdiction. 

The proposal made by Esquerra Oberta (Open Left) was unanimously agreed upon by all the parties represented at Calvia’s full council meeting.  The beaches in question are Oratori in Portals, Santa Ponsa, Magalluf, Son Maties, Palmanova, Es Carregador, Tora and Palmira.

The motion calls for the administration to review contracts and records pertaining to the installation of the floating waterparks to check their suitability and to remove those failing to meet all requirements. 

Rafel Sedano, spokesperson for Esquerra Oberta, argued that installations at various beaches in 2014, although complying with the legal requirements, were excessive and that according to what had been written, could be in conflict with regulations governing areas included within the Natura 2000 network for the conservation of natural heritage.  

6 COMMENTS

  1. Shame they didn’t think of that before signing contracts for a company that justified them spending a lot of money to put these in place, another reason why people should be cautious about investing on Spain.

  2. First off like mike said above calvia killing the resort not the tourist.
    You should read back on this in a years time when a Spanish firm get a contract to put them back in the water .
    Could you put it to a vote with the general public , residents and tourists because I believe they are fun and employees local people so now we have 12 more people unemployed great kid calvia lol haaaaa

  3. First off I believe calvia,s the one that’s killing Magalluf not the tourist .
    Also read back on this in a years time when a Spanish firm gets a contract / licance for them to be back on the beach .
    Like mike said they shouldn’t of given the license out plus you should ask the public , residents & tourist if they think it’s a danger I would think a booze cruise is more of a danger but they still operate???
    ( pay the right people get the right licance)

  4. Sorry to hear your son nearly died on one of these but does that mean we should ban, cars, planes, swimming pools, amusement parks, jet skis, motor boats, water parks, walking in the street…….

    Common sense tells us care should be taken with everything we do and accidents do happen but that doesn’t mean things that give us fun should be banned! Nor does it mean that contracts that have been made and pushed ppl to invest a lot of money should just be torn up because some officials decide to renege on the contract.

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