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La Tomatina Festival 2018

Buñol, Spain | 28th August - 1st September

Spain’s Tomato Fight

Stoke Travel likes nothing more than hurling a tomato at a friend’s face. It’s therapeutic, squashing and throwing salad vegetables, knowing that nobody’s going to get (too) hurt. This summer, in August, Stoke Travel will again descend on the Spanish Mediterranean city of Valencia, with the intention of throwing as many tomatoes as we can at each other, at strangers, at locals and at ourselves.

Chances are that you’ve heard of La Tomatina, the Spanish fiesta that sees thousands of revelers fill the streets of Buñol, a small village outside of Valencia, with the intention of partaking in what is probably the world’s biggest food fight.

The tomato fight only goes for a couple of hours, but Stoke Travel likes to make the most out of our days in Valencia. We’ll explore the city, swim at the beach, try Valencian paella, go the Water and Wine festival (optional), play beach games, shake the tomatoes off us at the official La Tomatina after party and our legendary campsite parties.

Our La Tomatina campsite parties feature DJs and bands, our bar is fully stocked with unlimited, cold beer and sangria, and you can drink as much as you want, during opening hours, for only €10 a day. When you do La Tomatina with Stoke Travel you will meet people from all over the world, and then throw tomatoes at their faces. It’s an amazing deal.

LA TOMATINA ACCOMMODATION

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 weekend’s drinking and antics, including a world-class paella the night before the fight. And as always, we’ll be hosting the best and biggest party outside of the party, and you’re all invited. There is a pool, bar and restaurant on site, and we’re less than five minutes walk from the beach. The Stoke Travel crew are expert tomato throwers and even better at having fun, and our campsite parties are legendary. Join in as much fun as humanly possible with open-minded international friends at La Tomatina Festival 2018.

LA TOMATINA TOURS

Stoke Travel’s campsite is open from the 28th of August until the 1st September. For your La Tomatina trip you can stay for the whole time, or for a minimum of two nights.

Meet us there or jump on one of our private return transfers running from Barcelona, Madrid and San Sebastian. Not ready to leave us yet? Jump on the Tomatina to Ibiza trip!

LA TOMATINA INFORMATION

When: Stoke Travel’s La Tomatina camp is open from the 28th August until the 1st of September. The festival is on the morning of the 30th August and begins with the crowd trying to climb a greasy pole and claim the ham at the top. Once the ham is secured the Tomato Fight starts, which is usually around 10am on the 30th August and lasts for two hours. The Water and Wine Fight is the night of the 29th and the official La Tomatina After Party is on the night of the 30th.
Where: Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, about 3.5 hours south of Barcelona. The Stoke Travel beachside camp is located in Puçol, to the city’s north, and the tomato fight is in Buñol, in the hills behind the city.
How: Valencia is serviced by most budget airlines, Spain’s national rail service, and many coach companies. Stoke Travel also operates private coaches from and returning to Barcelona city centre.

WATER AND WINE FIGHT | 29TH AUGUST

The night before La Tomatina Festival 2018, 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. 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. Later, 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.

LA TOMATINA ONLINE !

Get Snapchat famous at La Tomatina! On Snapchat? For the tomato fight on August 30th, 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?

  • Tomato-proof your phone to capture the mid-battle action (waterproof cases, ziplock bags, condoms for that special filter)
  • Load up with data so you can submit
  • 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 for just € 15
  • 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.

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Key Features

  • Where: Buñol, near Valencia, Spain
  • When: 28th August - 1st 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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28th August - 1st September

Meet Us There

per night

Stoke Travel

£ 53

€ 60

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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
  • La Tomatina traditional outfit for € 25
  • Tomatina bracelet for €17.50
  • Water and Wine fight on the night of Aug 29th – for only €20 including return coaches and boxes of wine to get you into the spirit of things.
  • Official afterparty for €15 – includes return bus transport and entrance, while the public price is €20
  • Solo tent upgrade €20 per night
28th - 31st of August
29th August - 1st September

Tomatina 3-Night Package

Squeeze the most Sauce out of La Tomatina

Stoke Travel

£ 195

€ 220

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Trip option: Tomatina 3-Night Package

Includes: 

  • 3 nights Camping accommodation (pre-erected, twin-share tent w/ mattress and sleeping bag)
  • Hot breakfast daily
  • 2 Dinners 
  • Transfers to and from tomato fight
  • Experienced guides to lead you through the mayhem
  • Massive Stoke campsite parties
  • Beach games
  • Bloody Mary on the morning of La Tomatina
  • Official La Tomatina ticket
  • La Tomatina Official After Party ticket and transport

Extra

  • La Tomatina traditional outfit for € 25
29th - 31st of August

Ride With Us I

From Barcelona

Stoke Travel

£ 195

€ 220

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Trip option: Ride With Us I

Includes:

  • Round trip coach from Barcelona
    • 29th August 1pm: From Barcelona to La Tomatina (Arrive 45 mins early to check in)
    • 31st August 1pm: From La Tomatina to Barcelona
  • 2 nights camping accommodation (pre-erected twin share tent w/ mattress and sleeping bag)
  • Hot breakfasts prepared by in-house chef
  • 2 delicious dinners
  • Transfers to and from tomato fight
  • Official La Tomatina entry ticket
  • Bloody Mary on the morning of La Tomatina
  • Experienced guides to lead you through the mayhem
  • Massive Stoke campsite parties
  • Beach games 

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day
  • La Tomatine Official Afterparty €15
  • La Tomatina traditional outfit for € 25
  • Water and Wine fight on the night of Aug 29th – 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
  • Solo tent upgrade €20 per night
    ** You can add a stay in Barcelona to your trip – ask us how at info@stoketravel.com
30th of August

Day Trip From Barcelona

Stoke Travel

£ 84

€ 95

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Trip option: Day Trip From Barcelona

Includes:

  • Round trip transportation to the festival from Barcelona
    • 30th August 3.30am: From Barcelona to La Tomatina (Check in at 02:45)
    • 30th August 7pm: From La Tomatina to Barcelona (arriving around midnight)
  • Time to chill out at the pool/beach after the fight at the Stoke Beach campsite
  • Experienced guides
  • Complimentary sangria on arrival
  • Tomatina entry bracelet

Add-ons:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria on the campsite for €10.
  • La Tomatina T-shirt for € 15
28th August - 4th September

Tomatina & Ibiza

from Valencia

Stoke Travel

£ 514

€ 580

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Trip option: Tomatina & Ibiza

Includes:

  • 3 nights at our Tomatina camp just outside of Valencia (pre-erected, twin share tent w/ mattress and sleeping bag)
  • Tomatina ticket
  • Bloody Mary-‘s on day of tomato fight
  • Transport to and from the festival in Buñol
  • Transport and overnight ferry from Valencia to Ibiza
  • Ticket to Legendary La Tomatina After-Pool Party
  • 3 nights camping accommodation at our Ibiza beach camp (pre-erected, twin share tent w/ mattress and sleeping bag)
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners from our master chefs
  • Open bar access to beer and sangria 11am-11pm (10€/day)
  • Awesome guides
  • Daily use of snorkeling gear & morning yoga sesh
  • Coastal hikes and cliff jumping
  • Guided party trips & discounted club entry
  • Visits to various hippie markets

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 a day
  • Water and Wine fight on the night of Aug 29th – 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.
  • La Tomatina traditional outfit for € 25
28th - 31st of August

Ride With Us II

From San Sebastian or Madrid

Stoke Travel

£ 239

€ 270

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Trip option: Ride With Us II

Includes:

  • Round trip coach from San Sebastian/ Madrid
  • 3 nights camping accommodation (pre-erected twin share tent w/ mattress and sleeping bag)
  • Hot breakfasts prepared by in-house chef
  • Two delicious dinners
  • Transfers to and from tomato fight
  • La Tomatina ticket
  • Bloody Mary on the morning of La Tomatina
  • Experienced guides to lead you through the mayhem
  • Massive Stoke campsite parties
  • Beach games 

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day
  • Water and Wine fight on the night of Aug 29th – 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
  • Solo tent upgrade €20 per night
  • La Tomatina traditional outfit for € 25

 

  • 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 Ticket for €17.50
    • Water and Wine fight on the night of Aug 29th – 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 After-Party Ticket 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 €17.50 (included in package trips). This change means increased security at the festival, a better entry area and greater organisation.
  • 28th August

    10am – Departs San Sebastian

    4pm – Departs Madrid

    29th August

    Ride with us trips from Barcelona departs for Stoke La Tomatina Campsite

    10pm – Bus leaves to water and wine fight (€20 extra)
    3am – Bus returns to campsite

    30th August

    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!

    31st August

    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!

    Campsite Address:

    Camping Pucol
    Camí Riu Turia 3
    46530
    Puzol Playa
    Valencia

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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! €220-270 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, 28th and 29th of 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.

    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 on 30 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 29th and will leave the campsite at 1pm on the 31st 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 €17.50 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, 28th and 29th of 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 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.

    • 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.

    • Roxsanne says:

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

    • 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.

    • Clara says:

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

    • Aden says:

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

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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 2018 - 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

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