Spain holiday warning as easy mistake could see you fined £170

YOU could end up getting fined as much as €200 (£170) on your next holiday in Spain for making a very simple mistake.

It's all to do with your footwear – and what you wear while driving.

Flip flops are not allowed to be worn by drivers, no matter how tempting it can be in the hot weather.

High heels and driving barefoot is also banned across Spain.

If you are caught you could be fined hundreds of euros by local authorities.

It isn't the only law you could be breaking while on holiday in Spain.

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Several Spanish tourist hotspots, including Barcelona and the Canary Islands, ban smoking on the beach, with fines up to £1,700.

Wearing your swimwear off the beach also could see you paying out in Spain.

In Barcelona, people can only wear bikinis on the beach, and holidaymakers caught wearing one in the town centre could face a fine of up to £260.

Similarly, bikinis are limited to the beaches in Majorca, with fines of up to £500 for those caught flouting the rules.

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And anyone caught balconing – the term given to people who jump off their hotel balcony into a swimming pool below – on the Balearic Islands can face fines between £620 and £1,250.

It's not just Spain where there are strange driving laws too.

Here are seven other driving laws you need to be aware of when travelling abroad.

And here are five other Spanish laws to be aware of too.

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