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La Tomatina Festival 2016

Buñol, Spain | 29th August - 2nd September

LA TOMATINA FESTIVAL 2016 IS SPANISH FOR EFFIN’ FUN!

Includes transfers to and from the Tomato fight, camping accommodation in pre-erected twin share tents with mattress and sleeping bag provided, tasty breakfast each morning, Hearty dinner every second evening, Experienced guides to lead you through the mayhem, A Bloody Mary on the morning of La Tomatina Festival, Massive Stoke campsite party and Beach games.

Who wants to be an ingredient in the world’s largest spaghetti bolognese? Or perhaps you want to spread yourself around like on a bruschetta? In any case, book now to La Tomatina Festival 2016 because it’s going to get pulpy, saucy and it’s gticketoing to be an awesome day of tomato throwing! This is one of the ‘must do’ European festivals and definitely one of Stoke Travel’s faves. We dig it so much because when we ain’t hurling tomatoes at each other we’re chilling by the pool, sunning on the beach, dancing up a storm in Valencia city, or losing our minds in fun related incidents in Ibiza…

The Tomato Festival itself is one morning of madness; tens of thousands of people in a town of many less. Before the tomato fight even starts the locals have fun soaking all the festival goers with hoses, water bombs, water pistols and other water holding vessels. The streets are packed and they get even more so with the arrival of trucks carrying tomatoes- many, many tonnes of tomatoes.

Once we avoid getting squashed by the trucks the fight begins, and for the next little while we throw salad fruits to our hearts content at strangers, friends, locals and tourists alike. Once it’s all said and done, we get rinsed off by the locals (some even give us shampoo!) and head back to camp to smarten ourselves up ready to continue partying into the evening. at our official afterparty in Valencia!

We’re the only ones who will also arm you before battle, with Bloody Marys and piles of cooked spaghetti in your hand so you can put all that tomato slush to good use. And, of course, we provide you with a delicious bottle of sangria that will pair nicely with the carnage.

CAMPING WITH STOKE TRAVEL AT LA TOMATINA FESTIVAL 2016

As we’re pretty accommodating folk and want your tomato throwing experience to be as stress-free as possible, we can pre-erect tents, blow up mattresses and roll out sleeping bags ready for your arrival. Our kitchen crew are there to cook up a culinary storm each morning and every second evening so your stomachs are lined for the weekends drinking and antics. And as always, we’ll be hosting the best and biggest party outside of the party, and you’re all invited. Join in as much fun as humanly possible with open-minded international friends at La Tomatina Festival 2016.

WATER AND WINE FIGHT | 30TH AUGUST

The night before La Tomatina Festival 2016, you can head to the Water & wine fight in Requeña and it won’t break the bank at €20 for the transport. We go there, we lurk about in the streets drinking and chilling with the locals. At 11pm you have the option to go into a fake bullfight (meaning no cute, little bulls get killed) – the bracelets are available there so you can just get ’em on arrival. At 1am, we all head through the streets lead by a brass band and the locals go nuts with wine and water and general frivolity… and so do we. Take a cup with you to drink deeply of the spoils of this cultural, calamitous water and wine war.

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On Snapchat? For the tomato fight on August 31, you’ll be able to snap into their Live Story covering all the action of La Tomatina. How to get involved and show the whole world what you got up to in Spain?
  • Load up with data so you can submit
  • Make your phone ketchup proof (waterproof cases, condoms, sandwich bags…)
  • Follow StokeTravel on Snapchat
  • Send us your Snapchat username so we can flag your account with the Snapchat Story Editor
  • Grab your Stoke Travel t-shirt from the Guru tent
  • Further Live Story instructions

PRICE: €60| AU$ 87 | US$ 67 | £52 per night

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Eligible for a 3-night all-inclusive stay including unlimited beer and sangria.

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Key Features

  • Where: Buñol, near Valencia, Spain
  • When: 29th August - 2nd September
  • How: Meet us there or take our private shuttle from Barcelona and join us for a Barcelona stay before or after too if you like
  • Age: Young at heart traveller 18+. Free trip if you bring your grandma
  • Sleep: Camping accommodation (pre-erected twin share tent, mattress, sleeping bag)
  • Eat: Tasty breakfasts each morning and a hearty dinner every second night

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  • Includes:

    • Transfers to and from the Tomato fight
    • Camping accommodation in pre-erected twin share tents with mattress and sleeping bag provided
    • Tasty breakfast each morning
    • Hearty dinner every second evening
    • Experienced guides to lead you through the mayhem
    • A Bloody Mary on the morning of La Tomatina Festival
    • Massive Stoke campsite party
    • Beach games

    Extras:

    • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day
    • Tomatina bracelet for €10
    • Water and Wine fight on the night of Aug 30th – for only €20 including return coaches and boxes of wine to get you into the spirit of things. Coaches leave at 10pm from the campsite.
    • Official afterparty for €15 – includes return bus transport and entrance, while the public price is €20
    • Solo tent upgrade €20 per night
    • Special Stoke printed T-shirts for €15,-

    THINGS TO NOTE:

    • Bring a change of clothes on the bus especially on the day trip, or you won’t be getting past the driver.
    • Please note the Spanish Government are now charging for La Tomatina Festival entrance, so the bracelets are €10 (included in package trips). This change means increased security at the festival, a better entry area and greater organisation.
  • Tuesday 30th August

    Bus from Barcelona departs 12 noon outside Hard Rock Cafe on Plaza Catalunya. Bus from San Sebastian leaves 11am from Kursaal Opera house, goes via Madrid for a 16:30 departure from Plaza de Toros Las Ventas.
    People start arriving at the campsite
    10pm – Bus leaves to water and wine fight (€20 extra)
    3am – Bus returns to campsite

     

    The Ride with Us trip will leave at 11 AM from Kursaal Opera house in San Seb, goes via Madrid for a 16:30 departure from Plaza de Toros Las Ventas & return to Madrid around 17:30 and San Sebastian at 8pm (ish).

    Wednesday 31st August

    Bus from Barcelona departs for day trip at 3:30am outside Hard Rock Cafe on Plaza Catalunya.
    6am – Wake up
    6am – 7am – Tasty breakfast with Bloody Marys
    7am – Buses leave for Tomato Fight
    1pm – Buses leave to head back to camp
    6pm – 8pm – Dinner at campsite
    8pm – Buses head to Valencia for partying at a club with swimming pool! Official After Party!

    Thursday 1st September

    2am – Buses return from Valencia party
    8am – 10am Breakfast
    1pm – Ride with Us trip back to Barcelona leaves.

    Buses arrive in Madrid around 17:30 and San Sebastian at 8pm (ish).

    *Free time options: Suntan, play beach volleyball, practice your Spanish on a local and fail, try to explain French kissing to a Spaniard… And fail… So show them instead. Or maybe rugby, touch rugby, just touching, football, swim, go to Valencia to do a walking tour and take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful city.

  • WHERE THE WILD ORANGES ROAM

    We stay just north of Valencia city, in a beach town called Puzol (Puçol in the local lingo – it’s pronounced Puthol though, confusing right?) Puzol is well connected to Valencia city, and we have our own private shuttles for La Tomatina Festival and for visits to town. Puzol is located on a stretch of beautiful Mediterranean beaches and every year we arrive and blow the town’s collective mind.

    Our camp is beachside… you can get out of your tent, make a beeline for the beach and be splashing about within 5 minutes of opening your sangria-soaked eye sockets. The campsite is not wild in the slightest, with full-time security, a bar, restaurant and shop onsite, a great swimming pool with slide, clean amenities, great authentic Spanish atmosphere (it’s not uncommon to be invited into a family’s caravan for a meal of authentic local paella).

    And there is so much more to the region outside of the festivities! Valencia has a wonderful old walled city, great modern architecture, clubs, restaurants, beaches and bars. It’s just wonderful! Come and see it! You’re going to love it! We adore it!

    Campsite Address:

    Camping Pucol
    Camí Riu Turia 3
    46530
    Puzol Playa
    Valencia

  • Stoke road trips

    Why not ride with us there? Stoke has buses cruising in from Barcelona, Madrid and San Sebastian, which are not only easy as tomato pie, but fun and gosh darn cheap also. €195 gets you your return transport, your festival transfers, La Tomatina bracelet’s, 2 nights’ accommodation in tents, breakfasts, one dinner, and for only €10 a day more, you get unlimited beer and sangria!

    On limited time? 
    But we thought you were on holidays… In any case, we’ve got the thing for you. Our day trip buses from Barcelona run down through the night, getting you to tomato central in time for the madness, before whisking you back again, with pulp in every orifice, a changed person. And we can do it all for only 90 big ones!

    MEET US THERE

    Aeroplanes are fast

    Fly to Valencia and then make your way to our camp. A train will take you into the city centre (Estación del Norte) from the airport and another train from there to Puçol. From Puçol, we pick you up, yeah buddy. Check out the little hint below for details of your Valencia – Puçol* commute.

    Trains are simple

    It was once considered glamorous to travel by train. These days it’s merely considered to be faster, yet more expensive, than buses and slower, but often cheaper, than planes.
    Same deal. Estación del Norte is the main station. Just get a ride to there, jump on a local train to Puçol* and we do the rest.

    FOR QUICK, CHEAP AND EASY TRAINS CHECK OUT EUROVENTURE.

    Buses take you places

    Same thing again. Just make sure you get a ride to Valencia and not somewhere else, like Palencia, which is on the other side of Spain, but presumably full of pals.

    Valencia to the Campsite:

    You buy your ticket to Puzol (Puçol, pronounced ‘Puthol’) from the Main Hall of Estación del Norte. They cost 2 bucks, which is bubblegum money. There are two ticket counters, one air-conditioned glass box that sells long distance trips and one right smack bang in the middle of the main hall that sells short journeys. Puçol is just up the road from Valencia, so make sure you sweat it out in the main hall, OK? The ticket waitress will tell you the platform.

    Once you reach Pucol, give us a call on 0034 625 304 703…
    We will be doing pick-ups every hour from 9am-8pm on the day before La Tomatina. If you arrive on other days or outside these times, you can call us between 9am & 8pm for a pick-up. After that, you just jump in a 5-minute cab. Same deal for if you arrive before 9am or after 8pm.

    Campsite Address:

    Camping Pucol
    Camí Riu Turia 3
    46530
    Puzol Playa
    Valencia

  • Enter all of your questions in the Ask a Question Tab and we’ll answer them here…

    Where do the buses from Barcelona leave from and at what time?
    The buses leave from Plaza Catalunya in front of the Hard Rock Cafe. The Day Trip leaves at 03.30am and leaves from Bunol at 1pm, returning to Barcelona by roughly 7pm on the day of Tomatina. The Ride with Us trip will leave at noon on the 30th and will return at 1pm on the 1st arriving in Barcelona at 7pm(ish).

    Should I bring a change of clothes?
    Yes, especially if you are on the day trip. The bus driver will not let you on in tomato pulp. If you’re not on the day trip, maybe just bring a black plastic bag so they’ll let you on the bus back to camp. Also, be sure to stand directly in front of one of the hose-holding locals and let the beautiful, cold water clean you of excess fruit baggage before you head back towards the bus.

    What else should I bring? 
    Sunglasses and sunscreen as it gets pretty hot, a pillow and torch for your tent, goggles, condoms, a waterproof camera, swimmers to have a dip in the pool afterwards, old shoes that can be thrown out after the madness, and shampoo if you don’t want your hair stained red for the next month. Oh and don’t forget a towel.

    Are the shuttles to and from Tomatina and the other Water & Wine festival included in the price?
    Yes and no. The shuttles to and from Tomatina are included. It’s €20 extra for the transportation to and from the Water & Wine fight. We also throw in some boxes of red wine to get you started. Please note the Tomatina bracelet is not included in the Meet Us There price, but is €10 extra. This is not our choice! The town council has imposed this extra charge. It is included in the package deals.

    Do you provide transport from Valencia centre?
    No, but getting to Puzol from Valencia is easy peasy and we pick you up from the train station there. We have set pickup times (9am – 8pm on the hour) and outside of that, just let us know when you are on the train from Valencia’s central station to Puzol and we’ll jump in the car and head over. See how to get there details for more info.

    What is the breakfast like?
    Breakfast is bacony and eggy and delicious. Sometimes there’a pancake or two thrown in for good measure. Our chefs are pretty fricking good at food.

    Do we have the option of flying to Barcelona and taking one of your buses to the camp site outside of Valencia?
    Yes, you absolutely do. You can fly to Barcelona in time for the Ride With Us trip which departs at noon on 30th August and returns 19:00 on 1st September. You can also do the Day Trip from Barcelona, which leaves early in the morning on the day of Tomatina (31st August at 03:30) and returns to Barcelona late afternoon. It just depends on whether you can get cheaper flights to Barcelona or Valencia and if the difference will be less than taking one of our shuttles.

    It said on the website that it is a twin tent. Can it fit two people?
    Yes, the twin tents are two-man tents. We have two-man tents, so if you are in a group of three, one of you will be tented with a new friend of the same sex. Tents are allocated on arrival, so just let us know your preferences when you arrive. We also have an option to have a private tent for a small additional fee – just in case you don’t want to share…. or if you want to leave space for the hottie you’re going to meet at our campsite… You never know…

    And what amenities are offered at the camp site?
    The campsite is awesome! It has a giant pool, a playground, a cafe/restaurant, a little shop, hot showers, laundry area, parking, drinkable water, and it’s a five-minute walk from the beach.

    Are there lockers where we can put our passports or other important items?
    The campsite itself has no lockers, but we a campervan which gets locked every night and we can put small valuables in there during the festival and when we’re away from the campsite.

    If someone throws a tomato at my head can I kick them?
    Only if you kick them hard in the shins.

    Will the tomato be good for my skin?
    If by good you mean sting like hell but still be worth it, then yes.

    If we are camping does that mean we’ll be attacked by wild animals?
    We serve unlimited alcohol at our camps. You, my friend, will be the wild animal.

    Are these questions really the most frequently asked?
    No, but if you have any specific questions you must email info@stoketravel.com – the guys in the office know absolutely everything about anything.

  • Reviews & ratings

    • Sam says:

      ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I’VE DONE WHILST IN EUROPE! I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND LA TOMATINA AND CAN’T WAIT TO TRAVEL WITH YOU GUYS AGAIN IN 2016.

      5
    • Christine says:

      VERY, VERY GOOD PRICE FOR A LAST MINUTE BOOKING FOR LA TOMATINA. WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE ALL THE TRANSPORT ORGANISED FOR THE WATER AND WINE FEST AND LA TOMATINA. REALLY LOVED THE BEACH NEAR THE CAMP SITE.

      4
    • Roxsanne says:

      THE ATMOSPHERE WAS REALLY COOL AND I FELT WELCOME AS SOON AS I WALKED THROUGH THE ENTRANCE TO THE PLAYGROUND.

      4
    • Savannah says:

      IT FELT LIKE I WAS A PART OF A BIG PASTA SAUCE AND I LOVED IT. EVERYTHING WAS COVERED IN TOMATO JUICE AND NO ONE CARED! IT WAS BETTER THAN I HAD IMAGINED.

      5
    • Clara says:

      EVERYONE WAS LAUGHING, TALKING AND MAKING NEW FRIENDS, IT WAS GREAT.

      4
    • Aden says:

      THERE WAS A COOL PARTY ATMOSPHERE AT THE LA TOMATINA CAMPSITE AND YOUNG, OUTGOING STAFF WHO LOVE TO PARTY WITH YOU!

      5

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  • One of the best things I've done whilst in Europe! I would definitely recommend La Tomatina and can't wait to travel with you guys again in 2016 - Sam, Australia

  • Very, very good price for a last minute booking for La Tomatina. We were able to have all the transport organised for the water and wine fest and La Tomatina. Really loved the beach near the camp site - Christine, France

  • The atmosphere was really cool and I felt welcome as soon as I walked through the entrance to the playground - Roxsanne, Germany

  • It felt like I was a part of a big pasta sauce and I loved it. Everything was covered in tomato juice and no one cared! It was better than I had imagined - Savannah, USA

  • Everyone was laughing, talking and making new friends, it was great - Clara, Russia

  • There was a cool party atmosphere at the La Tomatina campsite and young, outgoing staff who love to party with you! - Aden, Belgium

>>> Trip Options <<<

29th August - 2nd September

Meet Us There

per night

Stoke Travel

€ 60

More Info Book Now

Trip option: Meet Us There

Includes:

  • Transfers to and from the Tomato fight
  • Camping accommodation in pre-erected twin share tents with mattress and sleeping bag provided
  • Tasty breakfast each morning
  • Hearty dinner every second evening
  • Experienced guides to lead you through the mayhem
  • A Bloody Mary on the morning of La Tomatina Festival
  • Massive Stoke campsite party
  • Beach games

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day
  • Tomatina bracelet for €10
  • Water and Wine fight on the night of Aug 30th – for only €20 including return coaches and boxes of wine to get you into the spirit of things. Coaches leave at 10pm from the campsite.
  • Official afterparty for €15 – includes return bus transport and entrance, while the public price is €20
  • Solo tent upgrade €20 per night
30th August - 1st September

Ride With Us I

From Barcelona

Stoke Travel

€ 195

More Info Book Now

Trip option: Ride With Us I

Buses are for legends and you should join us on this journey.

Includes:

  • Transfers to and from La Tomatina Festival
    • 30th August noon: From Barcelona to La Tomatina
    • 1st September 1pm: From La Tomatina to Barcelona
  • Round trip coach from Barcelona
  • 2 Nights camping accommodation in pre-erected tents with mattresses and sleeping bags provided
  • Tasty breakfasts prepared by our in-house chef
  • One dinner on the night of Tomatina
  • Tomatina bracelet
  • Experienced guides to lead you through the mayhem
  • Massive Stoke campsite party
  • Beach games
  • A Bloody Mary on the morning of La Tomatina Festival

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day
  • Water and Wine fight on the night of Aug 30th – for only €20 including return coaches and boxes of wine to get you into the spirit of things. Coaches leave at 10pm from the campsite
  • Official afterparty for €15 – includes return bus transport and entrance. (The public price is €20)
  • Solo tent upgrade €20 per night
    ** You can add a stay in Barcelona to your trip – ask us how at info@stoketravel.com
31st of August

Day Trip From Barcelona

Stoke Travel

€ 90

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Trip option: Day Trip From Barcelona

Short on time? Don’t worry we’ve got it sorted for you

Includes:

  • Round trip transportation to the festival from Barcelona
    • 31st August 3.30am: From Barcelona to La Tomatina
    • 31st August 7pm: From La Tomatina to Barcelona
  • Experienced guides
  • Complimentary sangria on arrival
  • Tomatina entry bracelet
    *We leave Barca at 3.30am and return by 7pm
30th August - 4th September

Tomatina & Ibiza

from Valencia

Stoke Travel

€ 460

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Trip option: Tomatina & Ibiza

Includes:

  • A 2-night stay at our La Tomatina Festival camp just outside of Valencia (in-tent accommodation with mattress and sleeping bag provided)
  • Transport to and from the Tomatina festival in Buñol
  • Return ferry from Valencia to Ibiza
  • A 3-night stay in the accommodation at our Ibiza hippie camp (in tent accommodation with mattress and sleeping bag provided)
  • Tasty breakfasts each morning prepared by our in-tent chef
  • Daily lunches at Ibiza Beach Camp
  • One dinner on the night of La Tomatina Festival
  • A Bloody Mary on the morning of La Tomatina Festival
  • The La Tomatina Festival entry bracelet
  • Massive Stoke campsite parties with experienced guides
  • Party trips with guides and discounted club entry
  • Visits to various hippie markets
  • Beach games and daily yoga sesh

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 a day
  • Water and Wine fight on the night of Aug 30th – for only €20 including return coaches and boxes of wine to get you into the spirit of things. Coaches leave at 10pm from the campsite.
  • Official afterparty for €15 – includes return bus transport and entrance. (The public price is €20)
30th August - 1st September

Ride With Us II

From San Sebastian or Madrid

Stoke Travel

€ 195

More Info Book Now

Trip option: Ride With Us II

Includes:

  • Transfers to and from La Tomatina Festival
  • Round trip coach from San Sebastian or Madrid
    • 30th August 11am: From San Sebastian to La Tomatina
    • 30th August 4.30pm: From Madrid to La Tomatina
    • 1st September 1pm: From La Tomatina to San Sebastian
    • 1st September 1pm: From La Tomatina to Madrid
  • 2 Nights camping accommodation in pre-erected tents with mattress and sleeping bag provided
  • Tasty breakfast each day prepared by our in-tent chef
  • One dinner on the night of La Tomatina Festival
  • Tomatina bracelet
  • Experienced guides
  • Massive Stoke Travel campsite party
  • Beach games
  • A Bloody Mary on the morning of La Tomatina Festival

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day
  • Water and Wine fight on the night of Aug 30th – for only €20 including return coaches and boxes of wine to get you into the spirit of things.Coaches leave at 10pm from the campsite.
  • Official afterparty for €15 – includes return bus transport and entrance. (The public price is €20)
  • Solo tent upgrade €20 per night

The Ride with Us trip will leave at 11 AM from Kursaal Opera house in San Seb, goes via Madrid for a 16:30 departure from Plaza de Toros Las Ventas & return to Madrid around 17:30 and San Sebastian at 8pm (ish).

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