Brits travelling to Spanish holiday island this summer sent six-word warning

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell Jun23,2024

Furious locals on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca have given a stark warning to Brits this year saying “we are not your amusement park!”.

The telling off from residents comes after a wave of protests on the island which have seen it gripped by a tourism crisis.

Magaluf mayor Juan Antonio Amengual, who is the head of Calvia – an area which includes the party district – was more conciliatory in his tone, as he admits that they rely on tourism to survive.

However, he told holidaymakers must behave themselves as the town attempts to crackdown on boozy behaviour that’s ravaging the island.

Mr Amengual said: “In your country, you cannot urinate in the street, walk around with alcohol, drinking as if there is no tomorrow or being half naked, and the message is that it’s the same here,” reports MailOnline.

“Of course, all tourists are welcome to Majorca, but we are asking them to behave like they do at home.

“Take care of our people and the environment.” 

In the island capital of Palma protestors handed out flyers to visitors which said: ”We are not your amusement park!’”

The ‘Less Tourism – More Life’ group also handed out leaflets which said: “You’re not welcome!”.

It said: “Mass tourism expels neighbours from their homes, wastes necessary resources, eliminates neighbourhood cultures, kills local commerce, increases prices, only creates precarious work and destroys heritage.

“We are not your amusement park!”

New measures to control the bad behaviour have included a street drinking ban and restrictions on the sale of late-night booze.

Under the legislation anti-social street drinkers could face a fine between €500 (£430) and €1,500 (£1,290) for nuisance behaviour.

Marga Prohens is the president of the Balearic Islands – which includes Majorca – and has previously posted on X that she was “proud to be the president of a tourism community.” However she added: “Precisely because we love tourism and believe in our economic model, the time has come to set limits”. 

This followed growing concern in recent months that Spanish holiday destinations were being ruined by unsustainable tourism models that are being used. 

Similar protests have also taken place in Ibiza in late May and Barcelona on June 8. 

Tyler Mitchell

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