Spain Will Fine For Drinking Alcohol On Popular Beaches
In the fight against drunk tourists, the popular Spanish resort of Mallorca has taken radical measures – for drinking alcohol in a number of places faces a substantial fine.
Thus, since April 1, public alcohol consumption in the central and coastal areas of Palma is prohibited: tourists could be fined up to three thousands euros for this. Now bars, clubs or restaurants should not advertise alcohol: such a “promo” should disappear from city streets and shop windows.
Also in the most popular coastal areas of Palma de Mallorca there will no longer be “happy hours” for drinking and other promotional offers. This is another way to deal with drunk tourists.
According to the Ministry of Tourism of the Balearic Islands, the two main “hot spots” of antisocial tourist behavior are Playa de Palma, a popular beach east of Palma, and the resort of Magalluf, 18 km south-west of the city. New restrictions imposed by the mayor’s office apply to Playa de Palma and the four central areas in Palma, but not to Magalluf.