A month after Munich re-legalized public nudity by creating six “urban naked zones”, the Spanish island of Mallorca collectively snapped its fingers and said, "uh-uh, we don't think so" before proposing a law that would ban woefully underdressed tourists (and locals) from walking around the capital in bikinis and other swimwear. The measure is reportedly close to passing.
While shirtless fat dudes and women in skimpy thongs are perfectly fine on the beach, Palma City Council's "Ordenanza Civica" (or "Good Citizen Plan") prohibits being "naked or nude" in public. In addition, the proposed "etiquette" section stipulates that being "devoid of superior clothing" away from the beach and other bathing areas is unacceptable.
According to The Telegraph, it's not the first time the government's tried to crackdown, but this time they appear to mean business -- bikini-clad vacationers could be fined up to $800 for showing too much skin. The Daily Mail adds that the push comes as part of a larger initiative to clean up the region's anti-social behavior and promote "harmony and civility".
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that’s a British accent. No, she’s never been to Mallorca. Follow her to bikini-clad scandalousness on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.