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21st Jun 2017

Irish Holidaymakers Have Been Warned Of New Rules At This Popular Destination


When you think of boozy summer holidays, you probably think Spain. In particular, you probably think Magaluf.

Magaluf is famous for its reputation as a party destination, but the locals aren’t too pleased about that.

In attempt to curb drunk and disruptive behaviour, a whole 64 new rules have been implemented in the city, according to the Irish Independent.

The laws include fines for disorderly behaviour, which can go up to €600 for smaller indiscretions.

For major violations, you could be fined up to €3,000.


They’re cracking down on things like drinking in the streets, under-age drinking and littering. 

Have a read of the new rules and see what you make of them…

  1. No arguing or fighting in public places
  2. No abusive language
  3. Respect others
  4. Don’t damage street furniture
  5. Co-operate with the police or officials
  6. Respect tourist facilities
  7. Don’t cause any interference to public events
  8. Must not give false information about your identity
  9. Can’t carry any sort of prohibited weapon
  10. Must not disrespect police officers
  11. No shining of laser beams
  12. Respect any physical barriers put in place by the police
  13. Event organisers to guarantee people’s safety
  14. Bar and cafe owners have to ensure good order
  15. They mustn’t serve anyone already drunk
  16. And not serve alcohol to anyone under 18
  17. Never serve drink or food to consume on the street
  18. Stop customers going out in the street with glasses or bottles
  19. Don’t damage litter bins, statues, parks, gardens and so on
  20. It’s forbidden to rip off branches from trees
  21. Also to carve names or initials into the bark
  22. Don’t climb trees
  23. Don’t throw litter into the road
  24. Do not damage flowers in parks
  25. Don’t cause discomfort to others with skateboards or balls
  26. No defecating, urinating or spitting in public places
  27. Don’t throw chewing gum, cigarette butts, cans, papers, etc
  28. Do not interfere with street lighting
  29. Ban on any type of graffiti
  30. No scratching surfaces
  31. Public event organisers must ensure proper conduct of guests
  32. Adhere to safety rules on the beaches
  33. Don’t swim when red flag flying
  34. Or bathe anywhere it is prohibited
  35. Do not wash garments under the beach showers
  36. Do not leave jars, buckets or containers under them
  37. Don’t drink directly from the showers
  38. it is absolutely forbidden to have sexual relations in a public place or anywhere visible from public places
  39. No begging
  40. No collecting money for sand castles unless council approves structures
  41. Any activity which might cause obstruction on public highway or interfere with other people’s mobility is forbidden
  42. No begging in the street
  43. No authorised services in the public space, such as tarot, clairvoyance, massages or tattoos.
  44. No tipping off anyone about the presence of the police
  45. Comply with noise limits-  i.e. with music on the beach
  46. Don’t drink alcoholic beverages in public spaces when it may cause discomfort to people who use the public space and in living locally (unless at a previously authorised event).
  47. Don’t drink alcohol if it is going to harm the peacefulness of an area or lead to drunkenness.
  48. Or if drinking alcohol is done in a demeaning way which would upset other people
  49. Or if there are children around.
  50. Behave at organised events or it is the duty of the organiser to call the police.
  51. Put drink containers into bins
  52. Don’t throw down bottles or cans etc on the street
  53. Bottle parties in the street in public places are banned
  54. Respect the right of people to rest, especially between 8pm and 8am
  55. No taking away drinks, whatever containers they are in, to have in the street. Owners should have warning signs in various languages, including English
  56. Commercial establishments can’t sell you alcohol between midnight and 8am
  57. It’s illegal to take drugs or other substances in public places
  58. It’s forbidden to go naked or semi-naked in the street
  59. Must wear tops – i.e. no bare chests in public places away from the beach
  60. Forbidden to use any glass vessel or glass in the sand and adjacent areas
  61. Can’t use soap or gel under the public showers
  62. Balconing (jumping from a balcony into a swimming pool)
  63. Coercing others to do balconing
  64. Gambling in the street


Don’t forget to tag your friends who are heading to Magaluf this summer!

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