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Stag and Hen Parties on the Costa Del Sol

THE COSTA del Sol will crack down on “scandalous” bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Local officials are even considering installing “noise monitors” in tourist apartments.

Malaga residents are unhappy with the increasing number of hen parties and unruly behavior

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Malaga residents are unhappy with the increasing number of hen parties and unruly behaviorPhoto credit: Getty

It is estimated that around 300,000 bachelor and bachelorette parties are celebrated in Spain each year, but a number of Spanish tourist hotspots such as Madrid and Salamanca have banned them after complaints of harassment.

Malaga is now leading after hotel owners and local residents said they were tired of the “Magaluf-style drunk tourism” in the historic city.

Locals are particularly frustrated with large groups dressing up in costumes and carrying phallic symbols.

The number of bachelor and bachelorette parties in the region has skyrocketed in recent months following the easing of coronavirus restrictions.

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The local mayor, Francisco de la Torre, confirmed the city council
fight against “party tourism” and promised: “We won’t do that
tolerate an uncontrolled city.”

And he added: “Whoever comes has to follow the rules
coexistence of the city.”

He has promised tough measures, including soundproofing controls and heavy fines for violations.

Carlos Carrera, President of the Residents’ Association of the
Historic Centre, said: “Malaga has all the necessary qualities to
attracts that drunk Magaluf type tourism…

“This type of tourism is very harmful, benefits very few and drives quality tourism away.”

The federation says bachelor and bachelorette parties are “armed with megaphones and audio players” and spoil “the jewel in the city’s crown”.

Mr Carrera welcomed the introduction of noise meters in tourist apartments but questioned who would monitor them.

The Spanish islands of Ibiza and Mallorca recently introduced a six-drink limit at some all-inclusive resorts to discourage unruly drunken behavior.

There will also be a ban on shops selling alcohol between 9.30pm and 8am and a crackdown on advertising encouraging alcohol consumption.

The picturesque beaches of Malaga are a popular choice for hen parties

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The picturesque beaches of Malaga are a popular choice for hen partiesPhoto credit: Getty

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