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2 Magaluf premises closed for promoting excessive tourism

17 August, 2022

The first two months of effective implementation of the regulations on excessive tourism have resulted in eight establishments, in Mallorca, Magaluf and Playa de Palma, receiving precautionary closure notices from the authorities, half of which are already in effect – two of them in Magaluf – with 90 sanction proceedings having been initiated.

“We’re seeing the strong sanctioning capacity and effectiveness of the regulations, above all with the high-impact impact measures such as precautionary closures”, said the Balearic Islands Tourism Minister, Iago Negueruela, after the first meeting of the Commission for the Promotion of Civility in tourist areas, which has analysed the effectiveness of the regulations on excessive tourism so far this season.

So far, party boats, selling alcohol after hours, selling alcohol to minors, denigrating behaviour using women as an incentive, and encouraging the consumption of alcohol, among many others, have all been sanctioned, and the exhaustive controls will continue throughout the summer, according to the authorities.

In the specific case of Magaluf, the Calvià Town Hall has issued 27 infringement notices: five of them for advertising alcoholic drinks, four for denigrating practices against women, six for non-compliance with opening hours, seven for party boats, three for displaying alcoholic drinks and two more for encouraging alcohol consumption and ‘balconing’ (jumping from balconies).