64 new laws that will get tourists in Magaluf into trouble… including a fine of up to £524
The Spaniards have had enough after 3 decades of London Lager Louts
Brits behaving badly overseas…….
BRITISH holidaymakers who misbehave in Magaluf this summer could see themselves slapped with fines of up to 3,000 euros.
Sixty-four new rules have been passed that prohibit bad behaviour among boozy tourists, after locals called for more action to curb the antisocial incidents that occur every summer.
Sun Online has published a list of the rules below and they include everything from dropping cigarettes in the street to balconing – a practice where people jump from balconies into swimming pools.
The list of crimes carry varying fines, depending on whether they are considered “minor” (100 euros to 599 euros), “serious” (600 euros to 1,499 euros) or “very serious” (1,500 euros to 3,000 euros).
For example, climbing a tree, shining a laser and using soap in the public showers will result in a 100 to 599 euro offence.
Meanwhile, defecating in the street is given a 600 to 1,499 euro fine and supplying alcohol to under 18s is given a 1,500 to 3,000 euro fine.
The list of rules, which were passed by the local council late last year, appear to have done little to deter rowdy behaviour in the hotspots of Mallorca, including Magaluf.
‘ere we go, ‘ere we go
Why are football hooligans, the same people who fuck up resorts and then join the English Defence League??
Recently, 18 Brits were fined 200 euros each for streaking along the seafront.
England and Scotland football fans were also involved in a late-night brawl.
As the summer season swings into action, tourists have been photographed drunk and sick in the streets, brawling, boozing and streaking, everything tourism chiefs have been trying to stamp out.
SPAIN IS NOW LEGISLATING AND FURTHER LEGISLATING…..
I think they had enough of Yobbo antics
we had better make it real clear, don’t mess with Spanish police
Here you are……
Holidaymakers heading to Magaluf are being warned they could face being fined if they break new rules.
It’s part of the local council’s initiative to crack down on unruly behaviour and improve the resort’s image.
64 laws were introduced to tourists last summer which include no drinking, urinating, or getting naked on the street along with the more unusual rules such as no climbing trees or damaging flowers. Tourists caught breaking these rules could face a hefty fine of up to €3,000 (£2,659).
The fines range from €100 to €599 for “minor” offences like shining a laser to €1,500 to €3,000 (£1,329 to £2,659) for “very serious” violations, including serving alcoholic drinks to those under 18.
In a special programme which can be seen tonight on S4C, reporter Siôn Jenkins, for ITV Wales’ Current Affairs programme Ein Byd (Our World), travelled to Magaluf to hear more about the controversial rules.
One Welsh ex-pat has welcomed the move.
Janet Shorten moved to the island 30 years ago from Swansea and works as a teacher in a local school.
Dafydd Jenkins, who has worked as a rep in Magaluf for seven years, defends the negative image the resort gets.
He says “If people want to come out here and drink too much and take their tops off, then let them do it. People do the same thing in Britain on Friday and Saturday night, so what’s stoping them doing the same thing here? It’s no different to a night out in Cardiff.”
The deputy Mayor of the local council in Calvía says he wants to focus on quality tourism:
“We are trying to move away from the current tourism of going over the top – we don’t want it on our streets. We are trying to work towards a tourism of quality. To do this, we have to set tight boundaries which tourists must not cross. These are the rules and the legislation which we want implemented. British tourists are welcome, under one condition – they must follow these new rules.
The 64 rules of Magaluf
- Not to argue or fight in public places
- No abusive language
- Respect others
- Don’t damage street furniture
- Co-operate with the police or officials
- Respect tourist facilities
- Don’t cause any interference to public events
- Must not give false information about your identity
- Carry any sort of prohibited weapon
- Must not disrespect police officers
- No shining of laser beams
- Respect any physical barriers put in place by the police
- Event organisers to guarantee people’s safety
- Bar and cafe owners have to ensure good order
- They mustn’t serve anyone already drunk
- And not to anyone under 18
- Never serve drink or food to consume on the street
- Stop customers going out in the street with glasses or bottles
- Don’t damage litter bins, statues, parks, gardens and so on
- Forbidden to rip off branches from trees
- Mustn’t carve names or initials into the bark
- Don’t climb trees
- Don’t throw litter into the road
- Mustn’t damage flowers in parks
- Don’t cause discomfort to others with skateboards or balls
- No defecating, urinating or spitting in public places
- Don’t throw down chewing gum, cigarette butts, cans, papers, containers etc
- Interfere with street lighting
- Ban on any type of graffiti
- No scratching surfaces
- Public event organisers must ensure proper conduct of guests
- Adhere to safety rules on the beaches
- Don’t swim when red flag flying
- Or bathe anywhere it is prohibited
- Wash any sort of item or garment under the beach showers
- Leave jars, buckets or containers under them
- Drink directly from the showers
- Absolutely forbidden to have sexual relations in a public place or anywhere visible from public places
- No begging
- No collecting money for sand castles unless structures are approved by council
- Any activity which might cause obstruction on public highway or interfere with other people’s mobility
- No begging in the street
- No authorised services in the public space, such as tarot, clairvoyance, massages or tattoos
- No tipping off anyone about the presence of the police
- Comply with noise limits ie with music on the beach
- Don’t drink alcoholic beverages in public spaces when it may cause discomfort to people who use the public space and in living locally (unless at a previously authorised event).
- Don’t drink alcohol if it is going to harm the peacefulness of an area or lead to drunkenness.
- Or if drinking alcohol is done in a demeaning way which would upset other people
- Or if there are children around.
- Behave at organised events or it is the duty of the organiser to call the police
- Put drink containers into bins
- Don’t throw down bottles or cans etc on the street
- Bottle parties in the street in public places are banned
- Respect the right of people to rest, especially between 8pm and 8am
- No taking away drinks, whatever containers they are in, to have in the street.
- Owners should have warning signs in various languages, including English
- Commercial establishments can’t sell you alcohol between midnight and 8am
- Illegal to take drugs or other substances in public places
- Forbidden to go naked or semi-naked in the street
- Must wear tops ie no bare chests in public places away from the beach
- Forbidden to use any glass vessel or glass in the sand and adjacent areas
- Can’t use soap or gel under the public showersBalconing (jumping from a balcony into a swimming pool)
- Coercing others to do balconing
- Gambling in the street