And, for people staying in all inclusive hotels in Magalluf, the Playa de Palma or Sant Antioni in Ibiza, they may find they will get stung as well as everyone else because under the Balearic Law of Excesses, they are only allowed six alcoholic drinks per day with meals - so slinking out of the hotel for a few drinks is going to cost a little extra than expected.
However, some resorts are engaged in a ‘beer battle’ and it appears that Benidorm is the big winner with pints on offer for a euro.
During the Coronation, one Spanish TV channels sent their correspondent into the crowds enjoying the picnics in London. They asked one chap where King Charles should visit in Spain.
Benidorm was the answer and why? Because a pint is only a euro, the Spanish TV channel was told.
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Remember that old joke where you add the words "in bed" to whatever your fortune cookie says? It works here too. Just add "at the beach" to each claim above and that will keep in proper context.
You can still get a litre bottle for €1.15 in the supermarkets. That's 65p a pint, what I was paying in the student union bar in 1985.
Zoltan TeglasMy area a draught pint from £4.50 to £7. As for your bottle in a trendy city bar £5.50. But the kids pay it willingly.
No idea of the price of pints but you can still get a bottle of Estrella for 2€ in Palma. What will that cost in the UK £4? £5 ?