Published On: Sun, Mar 31st, 2024
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Spain holiday warning for UK tourists going to Benidorm, Alicante and Majorca | Travel News | Travel

The travel experts at Slingo have put together a guide to rules for travelling to Spain in 2024 so that holidaymakers can enjoy the summer without stress.

Dom Aldworth, brand marketing coordinator at Slingo, commented: “Everyone knows that the British public love a holiday, and now that it’s nearly spring, UK tourists will be starting to think about where they want to travel to this summer.

“However, before you pack your suitcase, it’s important to educate yourself on any travel rules, especially as new regulations are announced every year. This way you can enjoy your summer holiday, whilst staying safe and being respectful to local laws.”

Night swimming

The city of Benidorm, in Costa Blanca, announced they will be charging tourists between £650 and £1,020 for going to the beach between midnight and 7am. That includes swimming in the sea or sleeping on the sand.

The experts explained: “This rule has been introduced to reduce the risk of any swimming-related accidents during the times when lifeguards are not available. In order to not waste the resources of local emergency services, it’s best to keep your beach activities to the daytime.”

Mindful recreation

Taking your clothes off on a non-nudist beach could land holidaymakers a fine of £560. However, there are nudist beaches available in most Spanish holiday destinations, “so if you wish to sunbathe naked, there are places to do this respectfully”.

Drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes on the beach in Benidorm also is strictly forbidden, with fines of £650 and £1,700 respectively. This is due to littering issues, as well as a concern for people’s health.


GOV.UK has warned British tourists to only use registered taxis in Spain this summer, as passengers caught travelling with unlicensed taxi services could get fines of up to 600 euros (£510).

The travel experts commented: “This is due to transport risks, so make sure you book your taxi or airport transfer through a licensed firm.”

Noise pollution

Alicante, in Costa Blanca, has announced they will be issuing heavy fines for noisy tourists, from playing loud music on the beach, to talking too loudly in your accommodation. 

“These regulations are tighter versions of rules the city council implemented in March 2019, and could cost Brits up to 30,000 euros (£25,667). Everyone wants to have a good time on holiday, but you can have fun and respect others at the same time.”

Unlicensed parties

The travel experts said: “If you’re travelling to Majorca or Ibiza this summer, be wary of where you’re partying. Authorities are closing in on any unlicensed or unruly parties and will issue a fine to anyone involved in the organisation and marketing of the event, as well as attendees. This could result in a £25,000 fine.”

These parties are usually held at villas and private homes, without the safety measures of emergency exits, capacity limits, and trained security staff that licensed bars have.

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