Shirts off ok by the beach, but none of this drinking or there'll be a fine.


It was tagged the bikini law, and it specifically sought to make it an offence, except on Palma's front lines by beaches, if someone was not wearing a top. The measure was dropped along with various others when there was a legal challenge to sweeping ordinance on behaviour: Palma town hall was obliged to drop this because it was ruled that it had exceeded its powers.

It is now making a return and is part of an amendment to local ordinance which also addresses publicity that incites drinking, drug-taking and sexual activities. The councillor for public safety, Angelica Pastor, says that there is currently no prohibition of this and that the most appropriate way of introducing sanctions is via an amendment of the bylaw covering botellón street drinking. With this, she adds, the police will be able to count on having all the means they need.

Fines will therefore be handed out to those who distribute the publicity, be this, for instance, on posters or t-shirts. Additionally, and similar to Calvia, displays of alcoholic drinks are to be included. The fines would vary according to what is judged to be the impact of publicity. The range will be from 100 to 3,000 euros.

Specific regulation of the botellón will not be amended. Positive results were achieved last year because of the current regulation. There were 1,100 fines, of which 126 were classified as very serious. The botellón is banned throughout Palma, and this prohibition was reinstated last year following the legal challenge to the behaviour ordinance

The new amendment is expected to come into force this summer and will include the bikini law as well as outlawing the likes of bar crawls and "balconing".


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juan molinero / Hace over 3 years

ron, Bajo Franco Vivimos major, basta


Louise Foster / Hace over 3 years

I hope this includes a visit once a week by the police to santa Catalina market where people stand in the roads making it impossible to drive around the market, bring plates and glasses outside in the street and get so drunk at el tardero ( the pm Saturday March where hoards of people get drunk) where they leave glasses everywhere, food thrown in the streets , drug selling and people being sick. The other day I caught a grown up spanish man pooing outside my garage door. I was so furious I called the police but they told me they didn’t have a spare car free. Don’t just target magaluf .. there are other areas where we need police presence but never ever do we see police cars in santa Catalina


backhome / Hace over 4 years

I wonder if you Brits behave like this at home? Surely not. You just come here to trash our place and drink. Go back home!


Terry Mott / Hace over 4 years

It's good to see that the mugging prostitutes won't be affected by the new laws..!!! Funny how they only fine people who are more likely to pay up.


Andy Rawson / Hace over 4 years

Meanwhile, the pickpockets, drug dealers, prostitutes and fake goods sellers are looking forward to another bumper season.


Henry James / Hace over 4 years

Funny how those of both sexes with the biggest pot bellies always want to remove as many of their clothes as possible.


Mr B / Hace over 4 years

Hi Ron, Just to let you know Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, died on 9 August 2016. He worked tirelessly to help communities in need and many organisations and many charities benefited due to his massive generosity. Ps I agree with Lawrie, time to claim back the towns and cities from disgusting people behaving in a manner which scares off decent people and families.


Ron / Hace over 4 years

No Lawrie, I don't condone any of that. But I admit to enjoying a drink! I , like probably most of us here enjoy the tourists and all the wealth that they bring to the island, but I do not like state intervencion and the restricions on our daily life, which those left wing/nationalist polititians want to impose on us. Be it noise, restricting the liviehood of musicians, the supermarkets trying to sell their drink, controlling access to the beaches, or the profusion of holiday rentals. They want to limit the number of tourists coming to anywhere but hotels. Especially trying to control the renting of apartments, because the hoteliers as always have the government in their pockets. (But just look at London where as an example the Duke of Westminster rents out most of the West End. Tell him that's not acceptable!!) What would our Politburo here make of that.. . ?? Let me know. Give me as many minuses as you like - I don't care!!


Lawrie / Hace over 4 years

You say "our liberties" Ron. Does that mean you like wandering around in a bikini or a pair of budgie smugglers? Or maybe you just like drinking in the street with a bunch of your mates 'till the wee small hours annoying the shit out of everyone.


Ron / Hace over 4 years

I remember in the days of Franco the police would use their whistle at anybody they considered to be under-dressed. But Spain was so proud when democracy and freedom from meddling politicians was introduced after 40 years. This bunch of communists will not be happy until they have taken away all our civil liberties and have us totally controlled and brainwashed just like they are in north Korea.