Brit holiday hotspot becoming nightmare for locals who can't get a wink of sleep

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Brit holiday hotspot becoming nightmare for locals who can
Brit holiday hotspot becoming nightmare for locals who can't get a wink of sleep

Holiday hotspot Magaluf has become an "horrendous nightmare" for locals who say rowdy tourists are keeping them up every night.

One upset Spaniard filmed the night-time scene from their balcony at home as visitors are seen shouting at the top of their voices and joining in a song or two walking around the town on the island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands. The visitors appear to have been drinking at the local bars and restaurants before walking around the streets, heading back to their accommodation.

One resident living in Avinguda de l'Olivera said: "They walk down the street in flocks. It’s horrendous and we have to put up with it every day. These noises can last well into the morning." Speaking to a local media outlet in the Balearic Islands, Ultima Hora, she added: "Magaluf seems like the city that never sleeps. The locals think that these groups of tourists come from the Pirates Adventure show! Nobody sleeps on this street."

The resident admits that during non-peak holiday season, Spanish students also make a lot of noise and occasionally make a scene at night but they blame "foreigners" including British tourists for their rowdy attitudes during the summer months.

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Other residents are reportedly concerned that police officers appear to "ignore" the situation, as the visitors don't appear to be breaking any laws. This neighbour confessed: "I’ve seen local police and the Guardia Civil doing nothing. They just patrol." She also was concerned that some tourists "walk around naked" whereas others "throw rubbish in the street".

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Earlier this summer a mass brawl involving more than 50 people broke out on the streets of Magaluf, prompting police to make arrests as several people were left with injuries. The partygoers were seen kicking and punching each other while throwing bottles in the chaos back in May, which reportedly lasted more than 10 minutes and saw several nightclub bouncers intervening in the melee.

The violence kicked off in the street outside popular nightspot Panama Jack, with one younger-looking lad seen knocked to the ground with a punch to the face before others started lashing out with their feet and fists, as witnesses screamed. The cause of the incident is unknown and was being investigated by the Civil Guard and the Local Police of Calvia.

In 2019, the number of British visitor arrivals to the Balearic Islands peaked at more than 3.7 million, there have been fewer visitors since the pandemic.

Kelly-Ann Mills

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