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How is the capacity system used on the beaches of the Partido de la Costa

Through posters and a mobile application you can know the number of people in each spa
Through posters and a mobile application you can know the number of people in each spa

Since the beginning of the summer season the La Costa Party has in operation a singular capacity system on the beaches that allows bathers to choose which beaches to enjoy according to the amount of space available to preserve social distancing.

Like what happens in the different municipalities of the Atlantic Coast, the municipal government headed by the mayor Cristian Cardozo It has been preparing for several months to receive tourism under the corresponding sanitary conditions.

In this specific case, residents and visitors who choose that tourist destination will have to follow directions by assigning colors on the signage at each of the descents to the sea: if the occupancy is high, medium or low, it will be marked with the tones of the traffic light so that people can go to beaches with more free space and avoid crowds.

The indications of the gauging mechanism can also be found in a very practical and simple way in the free application Viví La Costa.

The model that implements the tourist destination that in December was chosen to vacation by 616,000 people, “was taken and adapted from success stories in Europe and optimized for its disposition on the beaches of the 14 localities that make up the Partido de La Costa ”, stated from the Municipality.

According to the Municipality, 616,000 people chose the Partido de la Costa to vacation
According to the Municipality, 616,000 people chose the Partido de la Costa to vacation

Through a statement, they explained that a joint work was arranged between different areas of the Municipality of La Costa that allows keep the capacity of each beach updated in real time. To this work is added the collaboration of assistants in the spas who also work jointly with the lifeguards.

With regard to safety and tranquility on the beach, the municipal authorities highlighted the lifeguard device in South America offered by the Partido de La Costa, which “lasts for five months and at the moment has functions of 600 lifeguards taking care of the life of bathers who can enjoy the more than 90 kilometers of wide beaches”.

In the first days of the year, in several places on the Atlantic Coast, crowds were repeated on the beach, which are not allowed, as well as improvised parties that take place around the groups that go down to the beach with one meter high speakers. This is prohibited by municipal ordinance.

It happened for example in Pinamar, where it was recurrent to observe groups of adolescents and young people agglutinated in the sand, without complying with the protocols of social distancing, in some cases even without wearing masks.

Postcard of agglomerations registered in recent days (Diego Medina)
Postcard of agglomerations registered in recent days (Diego Medina)

There are 550 agents from the Buenos Aires Police Immediate Operations Tactical Unit, a force specially trained to intervene in disturbances. The special division intervened on several occasions to disperse young people gathered within a few meters. The same task is carried out by the Quads of the Motorized Group, which travel the banks and invite people to maintain social distance.

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