Since July 1st 2016, the Tax for Sustainable Tourism is due on all overnight stays in tourist accommodations on the Balearic Islands in order to compensate the territorial and environmental impact of tourism on Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.
The first and most important purpose is the protection, preservation and recovery of the environment. This means, for example, improving protected natural parks and strengthening the conservation of natural ecosystems and native fauna and flora.
Revenues will support investment in sustainable and low-season tourism: If more people come to visit Mallorca in autumn, winter or spring, more jobs will be created.
Another purpose of the tax is the renovation of historic and cultural heritage.
Promoting scientific research projects that contribute fighting against climate change or that are related to tourism will maintain the islands just as they are today: surrounded by a clean and healthy sea and with a sound environment.
Training and jobs
Improvement measures for training, the creation of qualified jobs and a higher employment rate in the off-season are among the objectives to be achieved with the help of tax revenues: For example by means of a more varied vocational training offer.
The tax depends on the category of the accommodation:
|Tax for sustainable tourism||2018||2018|
|Type of accommodation||
Euro per day*
(1. Mai – 31. October)
Euro per day*
(1. November – 30. April)
|5-star, 5-star luxury and 4-star superior hotels / 4-keys superior and 4-keys tourist apartments||4||1|
|4-star and 3-star superior hotels / 3-keys superior tourist apartments||3||0,75|
|1-star/-key, 2-star/-key and 3-star/-key hotels and tourist apartments||2||0,5|
|Holiday rentals (fincas, apartments, houses) and other tourist establishments||2||0,5|
|Rural hotels, agrotourism accommodation and inland tourism accommodation||2||0,5|
|Hostels, lodgings, guest houses, boarding houses, tourist camps or campsites, shelters and refuges||1||0,25|
|*+10% VAT||*+10% VAT|
- Children under the age of 16
- Longterm guests will have a 50 % discount on the tax starting from the ninth day of their stay (at the same accommodation)
- Cruise passengers of ships with homeport in the Balearic Islands
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