Brits heading to Ibiza to be hit with new booze laws – including no bar crawls

Brits could fall foul of the fun police when they head back to the Spanish islands this summer.

Tough new laws have been brought in to clamp down on raucous behaviour – with fines of up to £50,000 for offenders.

The rules – covering Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca – came in last year, but few Brits visited the Balearics in the pandemic.

Tourism minister Iago Negueruela said the laws had been brought in to stop “embarrassing” drunken Brits.

People staying all-inclusive are limited to six free alcoholic drinks per day, while shops are banned from selling booze between 9.30pm and 8am.

Happy hours and pub crawls are also out, along with 2-4-1 drinks promotions. The biggest fines – up to £50k – will be slapped on those caught risking their lives jumping between hotel balconies, and on anyone advertising party boat outings.

But party planner Dan Ogser, who lives and works in Magaluf, Majorca, warned: “Trying to make Magaluf anything other than a party resort will mean the death of the area.

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"The rules are too extreme. The politicians are so worried about how Magaluf looks to the world, without remembering what it brings in.

“I think that will result in it being the end – especially when you consider how much we have lost by being shut for so long because of the pandemic.

“There are ways and means around it. The party boats will still be running, only now they will pick up from down the road – about a four minute walk – which is technically outside of Magaluf.

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“But we have no idea how far the police are going to take these fines.”

Mr Negueruela said: “We want British tourists, but we don’t want this type of tourism.

“We share with the British Government the view that some images of British tourists are embarrassing. We will have zero tolerance for tourism excesses.”

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