The Truth About Magaluf: Stacey Dooley Investigates
The Truth about Magaluf looks at how locals deal with the influx of Brits every year (BBC)

Stacey Dooley will look at the darker side of Brits abroad and investigates their impact on Spanish residents during high season.

Travelling to Magaluf on the Spanish island of Mallorca, she follows paramedics and hotel and bar staff to see how the drunken antics of tourists affect their lives.

Dooley said that what she found most shocking was the craze of "balconing", where people jump from one balcony to another or into the swimming pool.

She said: "We spoke to a lad called Alex, who works on reception of a typical hotel. He said a young lady had gone there and she'd only been at the resort a couple of hours. She went to her room and fell from the balcony. He witnessed that."

In April 2012, two British tourists died within days of one another at the same hotel.

Dooley said: "It's this craze. We were speaking to the paramedics, the emergency services, and they were saying that it's just kicked off and it's a huge problem."

Whole new set of rules

On the street, Dooley and the paramedics she has joined come across two young people who have passed out from drinking too much. A young girl is checked and they then move on to a 20-year-old who is lying half-conscious on the road after mixing shots and beer.

"I was speaking to the Brits and they were saying: 'Course we wouldn't get like this at home. But here there's a whole new set of rules'," said Dooley.

"The paramedic said when the Spanish folk are poorly between May and October it's just a given that they have to wait because all the ambulances are up on the main strip."

Paramedics tell her how violent fights and rape are on the rise while women pretending to be prostitutes rob tourists.

Dooley also meets the hotel staff who clean up after tourists, and witnesses the vandalism that takes place.

She said that before she visited, she did not expect to be shocked at what she found. "How crazy can Magaluf be? It's only a couple of hours on the plane. I ate my words," she said.

"There've been programmes about Magaluf and party islands before that look at the binge drinking and bad behaviour. We've taken a step further and shown how it affects the local people."

The Truth about Magaluf: Stacey Dooley Investigates is on BBC3 tonight (Monday) at 9pm.