All Ride with us trips depart for Stoke La Tomatina Campsite
10pm – Bus leaves to water and wine fight (€15 extra)
3am – Bus returns to campsite
Day Trip Bus from Barcelona departs at 3:30am outside Hard Rock Cafe on Plaza Catalunya.
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! Official After Party!
2am – Buses return from Valencia party
8am – 10am Breakfast
1pm Ride with Us trips depart for Barcelona, San Sebastian and Madrid
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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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 too! €220 gets you your return transport, your festival transfers, La Tomatina bracelet’s, 3 nights’ accommodation in tents, breakfasts, two dinners, a ticket to the Official La Tomatina After Party, 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 between the hours of 9am-8pm on the 27th and 28th August from the Train station of Puzol. 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.
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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 on 29th August and leaves from the Stoke campsite at 7pm, returning to Barcelona by roughly midnight on the day of Tomatina. The Ride with Us trip will leave at 1pm on the 28th and will leave the campsite at 1pm on the 30th 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 €15 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 on the 27th and 28th August) and outside of that, email us 24 hours in advance and we’ll do our best to pick you up. If not, it’s a short taxi ride. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – the guys in the office know absolutely everything about anything.