Careful where you smoke in the Balearics this summer. | Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter


Holidays are all about letting your hair down, having fun and relaxing. However, this summer in the Balearics, in particular Mallorca, there are certain rules and regulations holidaymakers need to be aware of because if they are broken, you could get fined.

The first is smoking. Smoking is banned on bar and restaurant terraces and even on some of Mallorca’s most popular beaches such as Santa Ponsa, La Romana (Paguera) and Carregador (Palmanova) - fines are as high as 2,000 euros.

Plus, holidaymakers who strip off on a non-nudist beach could be slapped with a 700 euro fine.

And some restaurants in Mallorca have banned tourists from wearing clothing associated with ‘drunken tourism’ such as football shirts, flip-flops, swim wear or trunks, and men must keep their shirts on.

Bikinis are also restricted to beaches in Mallorca, with fines of up to 600 euros for those who flout the rules and again, shirts on for the men.

And don’t use shampoo or shower gel at the beach showers.

Apart from that, enjoy.