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Mallorca: “The excitement about drinking tourism is exaggerated”

Mallorca: “The excitement about drinking tourism is exaggerated”
Mallorca: “The excitement about drinking tourism is exaggerated”

Mallorca cannot shake off its image as a party capital. New laws are now intended to restrict drinking tourism. A Spanish bar owner thinks it’s all over the top. In his eyes, the island has completely different problems.

By Antonia Schaefer

Carlos Navas is the owner of “El Rocío”, a traditional Spanish bar in Santa Ponsa near Magaluf. The 44-year-old Spaniard came to the island from the mainland twelve years ago. He lives here with his wife and daughter. His guests are long-established Mallorcans and hotel employees. He took over the bar four years ago – in the middle of the pandemic, when tourists stayed away and most of the island’s residents were worried about their Future When thousands of people protested in Palma a few weeks ago against mass tourism on the island, he had no understanding for it. Nevertheless, he shares some of the protesters’ criticisms.

Source: Stern

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