Valencia

City Guide

The Vienna of Spain. Stylish and classic city with a Spanish sangria-soaked twist. Fans of street festivals and oranges.

Population: shitloads
Language: Catalan, Spanish and every other language under the sun
Nationalities: yes
Surf report: barrels at the Turia fountain at Plaza de la Virgin. Bring your GoPro for some tunnel shots

Cookie-cutter must see’s: feeling serious? Here’s the serious sights:
Plaza del Reina – the central plaza surrounded by beautiful buildings and cute shops and restaurants
City of Arts and Sciences – 6 futuristic buildings by local architects. They are most impressive at night when the lights are on
Central Market – food market where Valencians shop for local produce of all sorts
Valencia Cathedral and the Holy Grail – The church of Plaza del Reina that’s said to house the cup that Jesus drank from

The alternative cool shit: feeling avant-garde? Here’s the Stoke choices:
Water and wine – we take you here too if you like, to the tiny town of Requena where people are so keen on wine that they douse each other in it…. all the while marching to the tune of the trumpet and horn in their marching brass band.
Paella night at our beachside campsite – Valencia is the home of paella and this here campsite is where our chefs were first instructed on the fine art of paella preparation. All to tantalise your taste buds
After(pool)party – pick this add-on to really sum up an incredible experience. We’re getting wet and wild at a massive club with pools and palm trees and babes galore

Under no circumstances does Stoke recommend….
Going down the superslide at camp with your bum bared to give you some speed

No seriously, Stoke does not recommend:
Wearing flipflops to the tomato fight – you will lose them in the pulpy mass that is the ground beneath your feet

The Water And Wine Festival In Requena

Another fun fiesta/food fight the night before La Tomatina Spain has so many wine regions. There’s the famous La Rioja, the less famous, but better, Priorat; the fortified wine known as sherry can only come from Jerez, kind of like a champagne from Champagne kind of deal. One of the lesser known Spanish wine regions […]

Stoke Travel’s Proven Hangover Cures

Hangovers are a part of life! They are the universe’s way of punishing you for having too much fun, and you can and will have hangovers from excessive anything! Too much sex? Rooting hangover. Too many smiles? Sore face hangover. But the main hangover we deal with is the too much booze hangover. The hangover […]

Tomato’s Effect On Each Of Your Orifices, Examined

La Tomatina is coming soon, and with it all of your body’s holes filled with tomato pulp! Glorious! Tomato seeds, tomato juice, tomato skin, all combining and getting deep inside you following the hour or so of delightful mayhem that is throwing salad fruit at each other. Not many punters know much about the manifold […]

Is La Tomatina Dangerous?

Dangerously fun! Are you on the fence about La Tomatina? Does fighting with tomatoes concern you? Well we’re here to get you off that fence and on your way to Valencia. The tomato fight is the best! It’s absolutely unique to this village in this part of Spain on this one day of the year, […]

Upgrade Your Stoke Travel Trip

Disclaimer: there’s nothing wrong with regular Stoke Travel trips, in fact they’re already major upgrades on everything else offered out there. A Stoke Travel trip is an upgrade on life! So read on if you want to upgrade your upgrade. Pimp your upgrade. Upgrade inception. There comes a time in every traveller’s life when they […]

La Tomatina Hotel VS La Tomatina Campground

With Stoke Travel you can do both! But which one? Well, let’s pit our La Tomatina hotel against our La Tomatina campsite to see which accommodation type is the best way to sleep and stay at the world’s biggest food fight. Comfort Not often a high priority for travellers, a more comfortable stay at La […]

La Tomatina Needs To Be On Your Bucket List

And here’s why. Hurling tomatoes is consequence free(ish) and extremely cathartic Humans are bred for warfare. For conflict. For battle, for hurling projectiles at each other, be they rocks, spears, arrows, bullets or missiles. It’s evolution, baby. Fortunately, here in Europe and most of the west we’ve been essentially war free for a couple of […]

La Tomatina Hotel Or La Tomatina Campsite

By now you know that this year Stoke Travel is offering Valencia hotel stays for La Tomatina as well as our legendary beachside campsite. Now everybody loves the campsite, because it’s been completely confirmed as the best time in Valencia EVER, but did you know that you can stay at our in-town hotel and still […]

La Tomatina FAQs

La Tomatina is Spain’s famous tomato fight and the world’s biggest food fight. Stoke Travel operates two La Tomatina tour options – either at our beachside party camp, or in a hotel in Valencia city. We are the best option for travellers who want to get the party started and are looking to hang out […]

Three Reasons Why You Should Stay In A Hotel For La Tomatina

We love our camps! All of them, especially the La Tomatina beachside camp, just north of Valencia with its pool, and the playa, and onsite bar and restaurant and the huge parties we throw there and the even huger paella we cook… But sometimes we need a little hotel in our lives, and that’s why […]