EIGHT 20-year-olds holidaying in Mojacar were faced with an expense they hadn’t allowed for upon leaving their Sevilla homes.
Things did not get off to a good start when the girls arrived to find that the apartment, which they booked on the internet, bore no resemblance to the photographs they had seen.
Cutting their losses they decided to rent a terraced town house and decided not to go out that night.
Matters did not improve when two Policia Local officers arrived on their doorstep because neighbours had complained about the noise they were making. They had breached a local bylaw that the local hospitality industry dubs ‘the law of silence’ and, as the group of friends complained afterwards, they received no warning or prior request to quieten things down. Instead there, was a €601 fine which came as a blow, although they assumed that this would be split between the eight of them.
Their equanimity was short-lived as they soon discovered that each girl had been fined, adding €4,808 to their holiday budget. Their parents are now seeking legal advice, they revealed to the media.