Residents in Arenal have simply had enough of the behaviour of some tourists.

03-06-2017Click

Residents in Arenal, who have consistently voiced their complaints about tourist behaviour this year (and in previous years) have set up a Change.org petition against so-called low-cost tourism. It has been running for around a month and has so far gathered more than 11,000 signatures. The petition demands that measures be taken against tourists for whom there seem to be no limits to their anti-social behaviour.

The petition draws attention to the various negative consequences of this tourism during the summer: rubbish of all types on the streets and the beach and in the sea; urinating and vomiting; fights; filth; loud music; vandalism; sex in public. As far as the residents are concerned, they are faced with a totally unsustainable situation.

The regional government, Council of Majorca and Palma and Llucmajor town halls are being asked to take effective action against a type of tourism that is cheap, without respect and out of control.

Michael Burden / Hace about 1 year

Re. my previous post, I suppose I was partly to blame anyway for going to a water park instead of just lounging like a slob on a sun bed back by the apartments' pool all day, because I did stick out there among all of those lean, fit, tanned and healthy looking people that you find in a water park. And actually looking back on it, I am grateful to those youths for giving me a "wake up" call like that, which made me get seriously started on making a real effort to lose some weight.

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Michael Burden / Hace about 1 year

It is not only the British in Magaluf but also the Germans in Arenal that have a "yob" element of holidaymakers among them. When I was in the Aqualand El Arenal water park last year I was surrounded and abused by a group of obnoxious and seemingly inebriated German youths there, who kept mocking me and slapping my belly (because admittedly I was a bit overweight at the time.)

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Geoff Dominy / Hace about 1 year

When you offer cheap flights, cheap hotels and cheap booze, you get cheap and trashy tourists. It's not rocket science. I live in the old part of town and have to contend with a hostel in front of my building. They charge approximately 30 euros a night. I cannot open my windows at night because of the noise, they stay outside until 2am and then between 4am and 7am, I have to contend with the nightclubbers coming back to the hostel drunk, shouting and urinating on the street. Around the corner, there is the Hotel San Francesc that charges 500 euros a night. Guess what? I never have any problems from their guests and that pretty much sums up Mallorca. The problems are caused by the cheap tourists not the well to do. If Can Pastilla and S'Arenal really want to fix the problem they can. Get tough, hand out big fines and ship them back home. However Can Pastilla and S'Arenal will never be a 5 Star resort because in order for 5 Star holidaymakers to stay in an area, it also has to be 5 Star and that is something Can Pastilla and S'Arenal will never be.

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S. / Hace about 1 year

Arenal and Playa de Palma have become the Germans cheap alcoholic resorts . Calvia have not been able to control and clean up Magaluf. I do not expect a petition, and the authorities for those areas, changing the deprivation that has developed.

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