Brits hoping to throw wild bachelor and bachelorette parties in a Spanish holiday hotspot face hefty fines.
With the start of the summer season, more and more tourists from the UK are flocking to the sunny Costa del Sol region.
But the Spanish authorities in the region are cracking down on the often wild antics of the tourists.
And it’s bad news for those making plans for bachelor and bachelorette parties, as the rules could end up taming their behavior.
The local government on the Costa del Sol has warned holidaymakers that it’s illegal to walk around naked or in just your underwear.
carry an item doll or inflatable that looks like a private body part or is of any sexual nature is also prohibited.
Those found flouting the rules could be fined 750 euros (£668), although police are likely to issue warnings at first.
Malaga As early as last year, the government began enforcing tough laws, including fines for using megaphones or general unruly behavior, as well as for drinking on the streets.
Some pubs and clubs even ban bachelor or bachelorette parties altogether and deny entry to revelers.
Spain has one Number of Travel Rules The British must be prepared for this.
Clubgoers could face a £25,000 fine for attending illegal parties on the top holiday islands of Ibiza and Mallorca, cracking down on unlicensed events.
The authorities on the Balearic Islands have attempted to end what they call “irregular, commercially-sponsored parties.”
Police officers in Ibiza and Majorca They have the power to stop parties from being held or issue fines once a party is over. However, you cannot intervene when the parties are in full swing.
Local media report fines for organising, marketing and promoting, and attending the events when held in protected natural areas or at home, can be as high as around £25,000.
The house parties organized face maximum fines of £260,000.
In the meantime, vacationers could too Anyone caught smoking on the beach faces a hefty fine in some areas.
Last year a new law was passed in Spain giving municipalities the power to impose fines on anyone caught smoking on the beach.
Several Spanish tourist hotspots including Barcelona and the Canary IslandsThe ban was already in place, but the federal law is the first of its kind in Europe.
It is up to each municipality in Spain to decide whether to introduce the law. So you need to check if smoking is prohibited on the beach you are visiting.
If a municipality implements the law, anyone caught smoking on the beach could face a fine of up to £1,700.