2 night buses start departing from Barcelona at 1pm sharp from outside Hard Rock Cafe on Plaza Catalunya (please arrive 45 minutes early to check in, check in with your friends to guarantee you are on the same bus)
10pm – Bus leaves for Water and Wine fight (€15 extra)
3am – Bus returns to campsite
Daytrip buses start departing from Barcelona at 3:30am outside Hard Rock Cafe on Plaza Catalunya ((please arrive 45 minutes early to check in, check in with your friends to guarantee you are on the same bus)
6am – Wake up
6am – 7am – Tasty breakfast with bloody Mary’s
7am – Buses leave for Tomato Fight
2pm – 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!
2am – Buses return from Valencia party
8am – 10am Breakfast
1pm – Ride with Us trip back to Barcelona leaves
*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 + 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!
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Where do the buses from Barcelona leave from?
All Buses leave and drop off in Front of Hard Rock Cafe in Plaza Catalunya. Make sure to arrive one hour prior to departure for check in. The buses will not wait for latecomers.
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 & 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 ticket 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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com – the guys in the office know absolutely everything about anything.