The famous Magalluf 'Strip'

Punta Ballena in Magalluf, commonly known as 'the strip'. Archive photo.


Thousands of bars, restaurants, shops, hotels and holiday homes will be affected by the new excess law that aims to stamp out excessive drinking in Playa de Palma, s’Arenal, Magalluf and in Sant Antoni de Portmany in Ibiza.

The Official Butlletí de les Illes Balears, or BOIB published the content of the decree-law yesterday and Parliament must validate it within one month.

The new regulations apply to the entire Playa de Palma, all of s’Arenal, a good chunk of Magalluf.

Map of area affected by new lawThe area of Playa de Palma and Arenal where the new laws will be enforced.


There are some exceptions, such as, for contracts related to Imerso tourism programs, seminars, congresses, conferences, conventions and fairs.

Baptisms, weddings and communions are also exempt, provided there’s at least twenty people at the celebration and rooms or restaurants have been rented.

Guests on ‘all inclusive’ holidays will only allowed to have three free alcoholic beverages with lunch and another three with dinner and ‘happy hour’ is banned.

The area of Magaluf to be affected by the new lawThe area of Magalluf that comes under the new regulations.

Any hotel that serves more than 6 free alcoholic drinks to a guest could be fined up to 600,000 euros and shut down.


Hoteliers and vacation rental owners must also inform guests that balconing is banned and that if they're involved in the practice in any way they'll be evicted from the premises.


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Brenda / Hace about 1 year

I have paid for all inclusive at a 5 star, I am not a party animal in any way , but I like my cocktails at the pool , I have paid for this , anything less in NOT all inclusive , so I am being over charged , this is surely a case of claiming from the hotel or holiday provider ?? I may cancel as too much hassle , plenty of other resorts .


Steve Kane / Hace over 2 years

I am NOT a big drinker by any standards, however, if there is a limit on A/I drinks at hotels where the drinks are paid for IN ADVANCE does that mean that if the hoteliers are providing LESS per person will the DINKS PART of the CONTRACT with the CUSTOMER BE LOWERED in the price they charge ???? Because this seems a big win-win for the supliers


Roger Greenwood / Hace over 2 years

Looking at the map of Magaluf, what will stop the issue simply moving 500 metres along the coast into Palma Nova?


John / Hace over 2 years

Going by that map the red area does not cover sol barbados and melia beach hotel is that right? Is that not classed as magaluf?


John Parkinson / Hace over 2 years

Pleased to see conferences,conventions,etc are excluded as they are for “the older end”and obviously there is no excessive drinking at these events and obviously less than three bottles,sorry meant glasses with meals.