Holiday resorts across the Spanish island of Mallorca are stepping up sanctions against antisocial tourists with a range of new penalties. Tourists and locals could face steep fines if caught drinking on the street in new measures announced last week by the federation of town halls, Felib, reported the Diario de Mallorca.
The association has drafted an “anti-botellón” proposal, referring to the practice of drinking en masse on the street.
The new proposal includes 36 measures to tackle alcohol consumption on the island, with the steepest fines of €10,000 ($12,285) to €100,000 ($122,855) going to people who sell alcohol without the proper authorisation.
Penalties include €600 ($737) for anyone drinking alcohol in public and “disturbing the peace”.
Town halls across the island can choose whether to opt into the new measures.
In 2017, the notorious party resort of Magaluf brought in a range of measures to tackle rowdy tourist behaviour in the infamously hedonistic resort.
The rules included fines for climbing trees, using abusive language, fighting and urinating in public places. Local bars also faced fines for serving people who were already drunk.
The measures were brought in after reports of around 15,000 complaints made every year by locals to the local council and police about rowdy tourist behaviour.
A group of 19 British tourists were fined last year for running naked through the streets in Palmanova.