Spanish Restaurants Can Now Charge Tourists Extra For Sitting In the Shade

Spain has passed a contentious law, making it legal for restaurant owners to charge a premium for guests to sit in the shade in one of the country's hottest provinces, Junta de Andalucia. Venues can now set different price points for tables, depending on whether they’re in the sun or the shade, as long as they advertise the higher price. There will be limits on how much proprietors can charge for a terrace table, preventing excessive add-ons. The new law doesn't include views, meaning restaurants and bars are not able to charge more for a specific view. The changes come amid a push for new laws changing customs and protecting worker rights in Spain’s key hospitality sector.