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17 photos that prove the La Tomatina festival is the sauciest one on Earth | Buñol, Valencia, Spain | Tomato food fight festival

17 Photos That Prove the La Tomatina Festival is the Sauciest One On Earth

The 2017 La Tomatina festival has ended and you survived! Well, maybe—the final news reports aren’t in yet. And actually, the whole thing does look like one massive crime scene. Hmm. Well, if you didn’t make it there this year, you really don’t know what you’re missing. A...
Spanish Words and Phrases to Help You Survive La Tomatina festival in Buñol, Spain

Spanish Phrases to Help You Survive La Tomatina

Buñol is a small village near Valencia in Spain and every year local Spaniards (and many, many visitors) take to the streets that end up becoming a battleground for their specific weapon of choice – tomatoes! The La Tomatina festival begins on the last Wednesday in August and is...
Spain's Baby-Jumping Festival

Spain’s Baby-Jumping Festival Is the Weirdest One We’ve Seen Yet

Spain is pretty… umm… let’s say “unique”. They’ve got a long list of weird festivals, the abstract stylings of Antoni Gaudí and Pablo Picasso, and a borderline unhealthy relationship with ham. Even their baptisms are off-the-charts bananas. It’s that last one that I’m here today...
La Tomatina--The Great Food Fight

La Tomatina Festival: The Great Food Fight

Of course no one would ever say Spain is short of weird and crazy festivals; especially those who have witnessed the pyrotechnics of Las Fallas or the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. And La Tomatina in Bunol is right up there with the weirdest! La Tomatina is essentially a huge...
What is there to do in Valencia, Spain besides La Tomatina?

What ELSE is there to do in Valencia?

Wait just a minute… you mean there are other things to do in Valencia, Spain than chuck tomatoes at each other? Believe you me, there’s plenty to explore. And you may even learn a thing or two… before getting all sense knocked out of you by projectile produce. Still counts....
The Tomato: An All Important Ingredient in Spanish Cuisine

The Tomato: An All-Important Ingredient in Spanish Cuisine

Most people have heard about the La Tomatina festival held every August in Bunol, in Valencia, Spain. Some fortunate people have actually been to this unusual, but very exhilarating, festival and survived the experience! If you haven’t found your way there yet but you love the...

Time to Get Weird: Spain’s Other Food Fight Festivals

So a little something interesting I’ve learned about Spain… they like to throw food! What exactly led to this culinary conduct? This lifestyle of left-overs? Was it pent up aggression? Lack of table manners? Sincere enjoyment of being covered in goo? Whatever the reason, I think...
Getting to La Tomatina festival in Bunol, Spain

Getting to the La Tomatina Festival

So, need information on getting to the La Tomatina festival? Let’s first discuss where the festival is held. Bunol is a small town situated 38km outside Valencia with a population of approximately 9,000 people. Getting to the La Tomatina Festival From Valencia A lot of people...
La Tomatina Packages

What to Pack for La Tomatina (and What to Leave Behind)

I’m the worst packer. I have two defaults: pack everything I own but wear only one outfit repeatedly or attempt to travel light then spill hot dog mustard on my one pair of jeans the first day. Packing requires a certain level of focus and anticipation reserved for chess...
Spanish Tomato Festival

Check out the Spanish Tomato Festival in 2015

Making your way to Spanish Festivals in 2015? Head straight to Buñol  for the 2015 Spanish Tomato Festival where you’ll have a blast-of-a-time (or a blast to the face…) painting the town red – literally. A Tasty Tomato Tradition There’s no tomato tastier than the bright...
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