Crazy Tomatina this August, enjoy it!

Enjoy La Tomatina Festival this August with Be Hostels! La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Bunol. Thousands upon thousands of people make their way from all corners of the world to fight in this ‘World’s Biggest Food Fight’ where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets.

 

Anywhere from 20,000 to 40,000 people come to this huge tomato fight, greatly expanding Bunol’s normal 9,000 person population. There is limited accommodation for people who come to La Tomatina, so many people take the easier option of staying in nearby Valencia just 38km to Bunol by bus or train. In preparation for the dirty mess that will ensue, shopkeepers use huge plastic covers on their storefronts in order to protect them from the carnage.

The Tomatina fight is around 1h duration, and there are some things you must know.

The Rules

  • Do not bring bottles or hard objects as they can cause accidents and hurt other participants
  • Do not rip other people’s T-shirts
  • You must squash the tomatoes before throwing them as this reduces the impact
  • Ensure you keep a safe distance from the lorries
  • As soon as you hear the second shot, you must stop throwing tomatoes

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Useful Advices

  • Wear closed shoes that you don’t mind throwing away afterwards. If you wear flip-flops, you may get hurt, or you could lose them easily during the battle
  • Wear old clothes, or clothes that you aren’t planning to wear again. They will most likely end up damaged from being ripped or incredibly dirty
  • You may find goggles useful. However, it is safer if you just ensure that you always have something clean to wipe your eyes with. The best thing is if you tuck your T-Shirt into your shorts to keep the bottom part of your T-shirt clean and dry
  • If you are planning to take pictures, bring a waterproof camera!
  • As soon as you hear the second shot, you must stop throwing tomatoes
  • Stay safe and enjoy the festivities as much possible

Now you’ve decided to visit Bunol and the Tomatina fight, you must know that you can sleep with us in Barcelona before going to this crazy experience. Choose Be Hostels, another experience you will never forget.

 

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