New legislation to control holidaymakers’ behaviour
Marbella Town Hall is reacting to issues with rowdy and badly behaved tourists by fining people from June this year. If you are renting out a property in the Marbella municipality, it is important that you understand the new rules so you can help your tenants comply.
These have been mainly designed with hen and stag parties in mind, but it can also impact the unsuspecting holiday maker who wants to enjoy the sunshine by having their shirts off in the street for example, so it’s best to be informed.
Here are the key behaviours that can be punished with a fine of up to 750€ –
- Walking around the streets in swimwear or without shirts on – swimwear is for the beach and pool only, not for the towns
- Wearing clothes or carrying objects of a sexual nature
- Acting in an anti-social manner and drinking on the streets
- Littering and flyering
Quite how this will be enforced remains to be seen and anyone who is doing this will first be warned so they can respond. However, it is important to be aware that police will be more vigilant on anything that they consider to be anti-social behaviour and that fines can be up to 750€.
We don’t expect this to impact on the majority of people coming on holiday to Marbella, as most tourists are well behaved and respectful. However, if you do cater to hen and stag parties in your holiday rental property, we’d recommend warning your guests in advance, so they know how to behave.
As these laws are passed and start to be implemented, we will keep you updated so that you can inform any tenants. Hopefully the new laws will reduce bad behaviour and make this a more attractive holiday destination for all.
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