Now getting naked in Magaluf could land you with a £500 fine
Is this the end for Magaluf?
If you’re going to Magaluf this summer, be on your best behaviour as you could be fined over £500 for stripping off in the street.
In a bid to clamp down on boozy antics, local officials on the Spanish island have introduced new laws to clean up their image as the wild party capital of Europe.
From Tuesday, anyone caught skinny-dipping, urinating in public or balcony hopping can be slapped with an on the spot fine.
Resort bosses have also pledged to increase CCTV and police patrols, ban drinking in the street between 10pm and 8am and order shops to not sell booze after midnight.
Anyone found peeing in the street and being naked in public could be made to pay £550 or €750.
If you’ve been really naughty, you could be charged with up to £2,200 for serious offences like violence or criminal damage.
Sweeping new measures to clean up Magaluf follow last summer’s notorious bad behaviour when:
• An angry bouncer pepper-sprayed Jeremy Kyle in the face
• A British tourist was filmed performing 24 sex acts on revellers for a free drink
• Two tourists were filmed having sex in between parked cars on the street
Spain’s Secretary of State for Tourism Isabel Borrego said: “The Spanish government strongly supports the new regulations passed by Calvia Council.
“They will foster a new framework in which all international tourists can fully enjoy their holidays in Spain in a manner that is responsible both for themselves and the destination.”
Britain’s ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, said: “We want British visitors to Magaluf to enjoy themselves, as they do elsewhere in Spain.
“But we also want them to stay safe and to respect the laws and customs of Spain.
“We work closely with the local authorities in Mallorca and we welcome any measures that they can take to support those aims.”
Get clued up: Maga’s new laws
• Balconing tourists face a fine of up to £1,100 pounds.
• Anyone found in a public place without a shirt, except for around pools, on the beach or on roads along the coast, faces a fine of up to £545.
• Sex games and sex in public are totally banned
• Drinking on the street is banned between 10pm and 8am.
• Bars, clubs and shops will limit the sale of booze after midnight
• Peeing in the street will be considered a very serious offence and punishable with a fine of up to £545
• Bar crawls have not been banned but tour promoters can’t advertise them in publicity material and can only run them once a day with no more than 20 people per tour
You have been warned.