Mojacar does not wish to become the next Magaluf, and to prevent this from happening, the town hall has brought out new rules to maintain a peaceful way of life in the small whitewashed town.
In Article 11.2, Rules of Conduct, the wearing of swimwear in public anywhere other than at swimming pools, on beaches and in beachside restaurants is banned.
Another article bans the wearing of any item of clothing or fancy dress which may cause offence to the dignity or religious beliefs of others, or may be considered xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic or in any way degrading to anybody’s personal or social circumstances. This does not apply during carnival celebrations.
The mayor, Rosa Maria Cano, has said that the aim is to avoid antisocial and inappropriate behaviour in public places. She told local Spanish daily newspaper La Voz de Almeria that while the town welcomes people celebrating hen and stag parties, they cannot be allowed to damage the image of the town because other people who visit simply want some peace and quiet.
The opposition socialist party, PSOE, with Manuel Zamora as their spokesman, has criticised the new rules, but the mayor says that they are based upon the requests of residents and business owners in the town.