Palma, the capital of the island of Majorca, is the latest holiday resort to crack down on raucous tourists with new rules.
On Thursday, the city’s council approved a regulation ordinance for pubic spaces.
Councillor for security, Angelica Pastor said: “This ordinance will not solve all the problems but gives tools to the police to work on.
“We hope that it helps to improve coexistence in the main leisure areas.”
Locals have complained about tourists mainly from the UK drinking heavily, getting naked in public and having sex in the streets.
“Alcohol is its main activity and that causes a bad image of Palma”
Palma’s mayor, Antoni Noguera
They fear children are witnessing this behaviour.
Palma’s mayor, Antoni Noguera said: “We will tackle excess tourism and these new regulations will help to improve our image.”
The new regulation ordinance means zones of special tourist interest will be set up where police can act more forcefully.
Breaches of the new rules will be punishable by fines of between 100 and 3,000 Euros.
The mayor said the new rules will target alcohol.
He added: “This ordinance has the object of intervention against the tourism of excesses that makes alcohol its main activity and that causes a bad image of Palma.”
He has appealed to all tourists to “act responsibly” and respect Palma as a tourist destination.
The mayor continued: “We have some blackspots in Palma that we can put in quarantine.
“We have allocated many resources to Playa de Palma and this ordinance is a very powerful tool to improve the destiny.”
The new rules ban the sale of alcohol after midnight for consumption outside and bottle parties in streets.
Sex acts, flashing or even walking around topless will also be banned.
The encouragement of pub crawling or party boats will be outlawed while a crackdown on under 18s drinking in public will be implemented.