Marbella tourism chiefs are cracking down on what they term as savage british tourists.
In a crackdown on the problem the authorities are threatening to revoke licences from businesses which encourage unruly behaviour.
Javier Porcuna, a local security official said in a press conference last month: “We are not talking about controls which go further than what the council can do, but there are types of licences which are absolutely discretionary and we will assess if they are contributing to the improvement of the Puerto Banus "Brand "or if they are taking a step backwards.”
Tourism professor Josep-Francesc Valls, from ESADE Business School, condemned those who walk around shirtless or in a bathing suit and cause damage to the streets during drunken brawls.
He added that such ‘acts of savagery’ must be punished if Spain’s tourist destinations are to thrive.
Many blame the increasingly low priced flights and holidays to Marbella and nearby Puerto Banus.