Brits planning boozy Magaluf holidays warned pub crawls and party boats are off

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Wild pub crawls and party boats will be banned for party loving Brits in Magaluf this summer.

Holiday plans to celebrate the end of lockdown will already be set in motion, following Boris Johnson's roadmap announcement on Monday.

But despite its boozy reputation as a summer destination for nightclubbers, the Spanish island of Majorca is expected to scrap alcohol deals to lighten the load on hospitals and help reinvent Magaluf's image.

Javier Pascuet, director general of tourism for Calvia, told The Sun Online that bringing in measures to tackle the spread of Covid-19 has accelerated progress towards creating a less rowdy party town.

Mr Pascuet told The Sun Online: “The normal Covid regulations will be in place for tourists visiting so in bars there will be a limit to the number of people allowed in.

“There will be no party boats, pub crawls or happy hours.

“That means all you can drink, offers like two-for-one drinks, there will be none of that. There will be areas of Magaluf you can’t drink so there will be quiet, family areas.

“It is okay to come here to party and have a good time but we don’t want the excesses, the hospital bills, it’s about a balance.”

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Anyone expecting a repeat of nights from the past on the notorious Punta Ballena strip, where drink prices are staggeringly low, will be left disappointed in 2021.

As much as these new restrictions are intended to ease the pressure on emergency services battling the pandemic, Mr Pascuet revealed Calvia Council were already planning these changes.

Magaluf authorities want to replace the resort's boozy Brit image with a more family-friendly place but holidaymakers in their millions will be needed regardless to rescue Spain's economy.

Due to coronavirus rules stopping travel, Brit tourists visiting Spain fell by 82% in 2020, with the Balearic Islands the hardest hit, The Sun Online reports.

Mauricio Carballeda, the president of the Palmanova-Magaluf Hoteliers Association in the Balearic Islands, told el Pais: "The quarantine was a death blow.

"Instead of holding on a little longer, hotels had to gradually close because the impact in the fall of British tourists was devastating."

  • Deals
  • Family
  • Magaluf
  • Majorca
  • Spain
  • Boris Johnson
  • Holidays

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