La Tomatina Tomato Throwing Festival Spain

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FAQ

 

When and where is the tomato fight?

The tomato fight is held in the village of Buñol located in the hills 40km north of Valencia in Spain. In the morning of the last Wednesday of August the town is inundated with adventurers from all over Spain and the world and at 11am the trucks full of tomatoes roll into town for an hour of mayhem!

What kinds of accommodation are available during La Tomatina?

During La Tomatina we have a choice of beach camping, city centre hostel or luxury hotel accommodation options all of which are extremely popular. Each option is available for two or three nights.

How far is the beach campsite from Valencia?

Our Valencia beach campsite is located on Valencia’s southern beaches and is just 15 minutes from the heart of town on our campsite transfers or the local bus. Our crew will be in town to meet you on the opening day of the tour and we have coach transfers to our Valencia party night and the tomato fight in Buñol.

Where are the Valencia hostel and hostel?

Our hostel is located in the heart of Valencia’s old town centre just a short walk from Valencia’s nightlife, tourist attractions and main station. Our luxury hotel is on the edge of the old town centre and a short metro ride from Valencia’s main beach and the America’s Cup port & Formula 1 complex.

Can I share accommodation with my mates?

Of course! Tents at our campsite are allocated on arrival so our check-in crew at the campsite will be able to place you together. If you’d like to share a hostel or hotel room with your friends just email us at london@thefanatics.com with everyone’s names and we’ll link your bookings to get you together on the tour.

Can I book extra nights?

If you would like extra nights at our hostels or hotel email us at london@thefanatics.com

What do I need to bring with me?

We’d advise you to only bring along what you’re going to need while at the festival. Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll need:

Clothes:

  • Needless to say, the festival gets messy so you should dress accordingly
  • Strong, fully enclosed shoes to wear at the tomato throwing e.g. trainers (no thongs, sandals or loose fitting footwear)
  • Goggles optional
  • Boardies/bikini

Essentials:

  • Passport (a visa is not required for Aussies & Kiwis)
  • Travel insurance documents - contact us if you’d like information on purchasing travel insurance
  • Any essential personal medication
  • Some Euros in cash (there’s no ATM at the campsite)
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen & hat
  • Sleeping bag/linen & small pillow for campers (including dorm bunk bed passengers). Sleeping mats are included for campers, however sleeping bags are not available.
  • A small lock is advised for locking your tent zippers/dorm bunk lockers
  • Money belt to carry cash, passport etc. There are lockers available at the campsite (included for dorm bunk passengers) capable of storing iPads & tablet/notebook laptops, however we advise keeping valuables to a minimum.

What should I take with me to the tomato throwing?

At the festival you’ll really only need enough Euros in cash to buy some drinks and lunch after the tomato throwing. You should bring a towel and dry change of clothes with you which you can leave on the coach and change into before we depart Buñol. You will be able to leave valuables on board our coaches which will be locked while we are at the festival.

Is it safe to store my belongings in my tent at the campsite?

Our tents & dorm rooms are located in our own section of the campsite and the campsite has security patrolling our tent area when the group is in town and at the tomato throwing. While we haven’t had any problems with theft in the past we would still recommend that you keep the valuables you bring with you to a minimum and keep any valuables you do have (wallet, phone, camera) on you when you go into town.

Can I park a van at the campsite?

All of our camping accommodation is in our pre-erected twin and single tents. Our campsite doesn’t have places for vans to park on site.

Is there anything I need to know before I come to maximise the trip?

All tour information is on our website and will be on our tour notice boards during the festival. In the meantime our Facebook event page is the perfect place to link up with other people coming along on tour or ask our crew any questions you have about the festival.

If booking for more than one person what is the best way to pay?

Getting a group along to La Tomatina? You can either make your booking together on one invoice by paying the deposit payment on one card and then making balance payments on as many different cards as you like, or you can simply make individual bookings and then email us at london@thefanatics.com and we will link your booking invoices together.

When is final payment due?

Final payments are due six weeks before the tour. When making your booking you can either pay the full balance or deposit amount. Bookings made within six weeks of the tour require full payment when booking.

How can I make my final payment?

Payments can be made online or by calling one of our offices. To pay online simply sign in at the top of this page and then go to 'My Invoices' and 'Pay'. Part payments can be made using multiple cards. Contact us to pay over the phone.

How do I get to Valencia?

There are plenty of easy options for getting to Valencia:

Flights:

If you're flying into Barcelona to join our Barca combo tours, or our coach transfer to Valencia your flight options are:

  • London to Barcelona fly EasyJet, British Airways, Ryan Air or Monarch
  • Italy (Rome or Milan) to Barcelona fly Easyjet, Ryan Air, Alitalia or Vueling
  • Croatia (Split) to Barcelona fly Vueling or Iberia
  • Greece (Athens) to Barcelona fly Vueling or Aegean Airlines

For flights direct to Valencia:

  • From London fly EasyJet or Ryan Air
  • From Italy (Rome or Milan) fly Ryan Air, Alitalia or Vueling
  • From Croatia (Split) fly direct with Vueling, or with a stopover/change in Italy
  • From Greece (Athens) you're best to fly to Barcelona (see above)

Train & Coach:

Valencia is also accessible from other Spanish cities by train and coach. See www.renfe.com and www.movelia.es for details & bookings. From elsewhere in Europe visit www.raileurope.com

Fanatics Tours Before La Tomatina:

Better still, why not extend your La Tomatina experience by enjoying one of our extended tours:

  • Barca-Ibiza-LaTom Treble: Barcelona + Ibiza + La Tomatina
  • Ibiza + La Tomatina Combo: Join us in Ibiza for a massive weekend of partying before La Tomatina
  • La Tom + Ibiza Combo: Or join us as we head back to Ibiza after the tomatoes!

How do I get to my accommodation?

From the airport there is a direct Metro train service that travels into Valencia's main station in the heart of the city from where there are local bus and metro options to our campsite, hostel and hotel.

We will have detailed arrival information for all locations available on our website in the weeks leading up to the festival.