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Huge new Majorca and Ibiza ban stops Brit tourists buying alcohol for 10 hours every day

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell May26,2024

Majorca and Ibiza have announced a huge crackdown on rowdy holidaymakers and overtourism, with the Balearic Islands government introducing a sweeping decree aimed at curbing alcohol sales and partying on the holiday islands which are hugely popular with Britons.

The new regulations, effective until at least December 31, 2027, will enforce a ban on alcohol sales for 10.5 hours every day between the hours of 9.30pm and 8am, in designated areas known for heavy tourist traffic – in theory stopping Brits and tourists from around the world from being able to drink excessively.

The decree targets specific regions in Majorca and Ibiza, including Llucmajor, Palma, Calvia (Magaluf), and Sant Antonio, where late-night revelry has been a longstanding issue. Additionally, party boats will be prohibited from sailing within one nautical mile of these destinations, preventing them from picking up or dropping off passengers in the area.

The crackdown follows warnings from the government about the consequences of disruptive behaviour by tourists, with hefty fines now looming for those who flout civic rules in popular holiday spots.

Mayor Jaime Martínez of Palma de Mallorca emphasised the need to address “uncivil attitudes” among both locals and visitors.

Under the new Civic Ordinance, offenders could face fines of up to €3,000 (£2,584) for breaches, which include bans on drink parties in public areas, graffiti, scooters, and certain forms of nudity. The government insists that these measures are necessary to preserve the integrity of public spaces and combat the deterioration caused by irresponsible behaviour.

Mayor Martínez highlighted the need for stricter penalties, citing the inadequacy of existing regulations. At the recent ITB Berlin tourism fair, he reaffirmed his commitment to curbing “rampant irresponsible tourism” on the islands.

The new rule categorises infractions based on their severity, with fines ranging from €750 (£646) to €3,000 (£2,584) for offences such as public alcohol consumption, graffiti, and improper advertising placement.

Parents of minors engaged in graffiti vandalism will also be held accountable for penalties and the cost of removal.

In a bid to maintain the aesthetic appeal of municipal buildings and public spaces, the ordinance prohibits the placement of banners, posters, and flyers advertising businesses and events.

Violations of these regulations will result in significant fines, reflecting the government’s determination to uphold community standards and preserve the islands’ natural beauty.

Tyler Mitchell

By Tyler Mitchell

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  1. Will this ban on alcohol sales also apply to restaurants and hotels in the designated areas?

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