Many Britons are planning to travel to Spain this year. What are the unusual laws they should be aware of while there?
Over 30% of Britons were planning a vacation in Spain this year, according to EasyJet data. But foreign tourists will need to be aware of a few unusual laws in Spain.
Getting into trouble with the law while on holiday in Spain is the last thing any Briton wants to happen.
A bikini or shirtless appearance is quite common on hot days in the UK.
Wearing a bikini or swimwear on a Spanish beach is fine. However, this might put Britons in trouble during a Spanish vacation.
The bad news is that Britons visiting Barcelona or Majorca will need to cover up on the street because they could be fined up to 300 euros (£250).
These areas in Spain will likely fine you if you wear a bikini or swimming trunks.
Several fatal occurrences involving British tourists dying after falling from hotel balconies have occurred recently.
Balconing is hazardous to practice in which people attempt to jump into a hotel pool from their balcony.
Britons caught 'balconing' in Spain's Balearic Islands could face a fine of up to 60,000 euros (£49,940).
Aside from the fines, travellers should never attempt to climb onto balconies since they may endanger themselves and others.
Even though smoking is rather common in Spain, the country has some of the strictest anti-smoking legislation in Europe.
Smoking is prohibited on some beaches in Spain, such as those in Barcelona, the Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands.
Smoking may be permitted in designated places on some beaches. These will be labelled explicitly.
In recent years, cigarette butts have unfortunately become a major cause of pollution, and authorities strive to reduce trash.
Local governments in Spain can punish smokers up to 2,000 euros (£1,665) if they defy a beach smoking ban.
This year, visitors to several parts of the Balearic Islands, including Magaluf, will confront new drinking rules.
To curb boisterous intoxicated behaviour, party alcohol cruises, all-you-can-drink offers, and pub crawls have all been prohibited.
Although the law was enacted some time ago, it is projected that tourists will begin to feel the effects of the epidemic in 2022.
While individual bars and hotels would be in charge of implementing the regulations, British travellers will need to be cautious. In most situations, all-inclusive hotel packages will be able to provide limitless alcohol, and the rule only applies to certain Balearic resort locations.