The TRUTH about Mallorca’s family-friendly beaches

The TRUTH about Mallorca’s family-friendly beaches: Furious locals fed up with ‘disgusting’ tourists compare idyllic images of the resort to the rubbish-strewn reality in viral video clip

  • Furious locals in Mallorca have slammed the ‘disgusting’ state of Playa de Palma 
  • They say idyllic pictures of the stretch of white sand are far from the truth
  • A video shows drunken tourists sprawled on the beach or the filthy promenade

Furious locals in Mallorca have slammed the ‘disgusting and drunken’ state of Playa de Palma, the island’s most famous beach.

They say idyllic pictures of the four-mile stretch of white sand are far from the truth and have posted videos and pictures of the ‘reality’ on Facebook.

One of the clips on the Facebook page of the group ‘Mallorquins fins els ous de satuación ‘ (‘Mallorcans want an end to saturation’) has gone viral with more than 50,000 hits.

The video shows drunken tourists sprawled on the beach or sitting on the ‘filthy’ promenade wall drinking beer and smoking whilst ‘appalling’ rubbish is strewn across the paving, despite litter bins being placed on the sand. 


Furious locals in Mallorca have slammed the ‘disgusting and drunken’ state of Playa de Palma

There are also cans, bottles and plastic on the beach itself, described in tourism brochures as ‘the perfect place for families’.

Another picture captures the moment a drunken tourist tries to climb up a palm tree.

Supporters of the group say the situation has got no better despite the police and local authorities warning that any anti-social behaviour will be punished. 

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Fines can be handed out for a raft of offences, including throwing litter, being drunk in a public place, causing noise or disturbance, vandalism, fighting and general anti-social behaviour.

They say idyllic pictures of the four-mile stretch of white sand are far from the truth and have posted videos and pictures of the ‘reality’ on Facebook 

Another picture captures the moment a drunken tourist tries to climb up a palm tree

Comments on the Facebook site include ‘Tourists go home’, ‘disgusting pigs’ and ‘I am shocked by this kind of tourism.’

One woman asked: ‘Are the authorities deaf and blind? Isn’t there anything they can do?’  

Another said: ‘Don’t these people have any values? Would they do this in their own country?’

The video is being dubbed the ‘day of debauchery’ but the campaign group says the incidents shown are not isolated cases but go on all the day and night. 


Supporters of the group say the situation has got no better despite the police and local authorities warning that any anti-social behaviour will be punished

Just a few days before, young lads were filmed frolicking naked in a fountain in the centre of a busy square in Cala Rajada in the north-east of the island about 50 miles from the capital of Palma.

Magaluf is fighting its own war against ‘uncivic behaviour.’ 

During May, police filed 411 complaints, including eight for couples having sex in a public place and three for nudism or semi-nudism at unauthorised locations.

Playa de Palma beach, about eight miles from Palma, is described in tourist brochures as offering golden white sand with perfect conditions for bathing.

But the official tourism site does concede: ‘This beach is the maximum exponent in Mallorca of mass tourism, as corroborated by its high occupation, mixing the crowds of thousands of tourists with the residents who live in their second homes and the people from Palma who travel here.’ 

Playa de Palma beach, about eight miles from Palma, is described in tourist brochures as offering golden white sand with perfect conditions for bathing

But the official tourism site does concede: ‘This beach is the maximum exponent in Mallorca of mass tourism, as corroborated by its high occupation’

 

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