Recreational carrying capacity on small mediterranean islands

  • María José Viñals Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Mario Planelles Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Pau Alonso-Monasterio Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Maryland Morant Universitat Politècnica de València


Small islands are areas of high ecological and heritage value as well as tourist attractions for a variety of visitors. Therefore, strict regulation of visits is necessary to minimize the impact of visitors. Studies on Recreational Carrying Capacity are effective tools to manage public use. In the case of small islands, these tools must include restrictive corrective factors related to both the ecological and morphological characteristics of the islands and the psychological comfort of the visitors.


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Viñals, M. J., Planelles, M., Alonso-Monasterio, P., & Morant, M. (2016). Recreational carrying capacity on small mediterranean islands. Cuadernos De Turismo, (37), 437-463.