Ballermann’s return: Mallorca’s drinking tourism ”worse than before Corona” |

Ballermann’s return: Mallorca’s drinking tourism ”worse than before Corona” |

According to businessmen, drinking tourism around Ballermann in Mallorca is even worse than in the years before the corona pandemic. Some vacationers arrive at their hotels around 10:00 am – and by 2:00 pm they can no longer leave, the newspaper “Última Hora” said Wednesday, quoting Juan Miguel Ferrer, managing director of an initiative for more quality in Playa de Palma. The Kleine Zeitung correspondent also recently reported on the excessive partying in Ballermann – the report can be read here.

Tourists usually book ten days in advance and stay an average of three or four nights. They spend just €30 to €40 a day, mostly on alcohol, Ferrer complained. Tourists still partied at 4am, sometimes using megaphones that would inexplicably continue to be sold freely. In some cases, tourists who were completely drunk were simply left on the street by their friends.

Tighter rules are needed

“We already consider the season lost in terms of excess control,” Ferrer told Mallorca Zeitung. Police must also enforce stricter rules on the streets. A few weeks ago, he was still optimistic. Corona acted as a catalyst for his own efforts and attracted a new kind of tourist. They want things like good food with local produce and eco-friendly local transport.

Unfortunately, this positive development came to an end on May 10th. “As soon as the big party temples opened up again, this new type of tourist was driven out by the old party crowd,” laments Ferrer. “Since then we have suffered from the arrival of large groups of tourists just wanting to get drunk on the streets, on the boardwalk or on the beach,” Ferrer said, according to the newspaper.

Mallorca away from the parties