Hotel near Buñol for La Tomatina party

Hotel near Buñol for La Tomatina party

Hotel near Buñol for La Tomatina party.

The party of La Tomatina de Buñol is celebrated on the last Wednesday of the month of August within the week of festivities of the municipality of Buñol. This year will take place on August 29, 2018. For those who do not know it yet, the participants throw tomatoes at each other.

The success of La Tomatina de Buñol has been such that it was declared in the year 2002 Festival of International Touristic Interest. This makes the affluence of tourists interested in living the festival of La Tomatina grow year after year, that’s why finding a hotel in Buñol for La Tomatina becomes an impossible task if you wait until the last moment.

History of La Tomatina de Buñol festival

Although there is now a large organization around the party, it actually arose spontaneously. In the year 1945, during the parade of giants and big heads of the festivities of Buñol, a group of friends got into the middle and this made those present there to took tomatoes from a vegetable stand and thus began a great vegetable battle. The following year the young people wanted to repeat the experience, but this time taking the tomatoes from their home. Year after year they repeated, in spite of the fact that the police always dissolved these altercations, even being banned at the beginning of the 50s, which did not dissuade their participants who even got arrested.

It was in the year 1980 when the city council decided to organize the party.

Its popularity has not stopped growing to become one of the Spanish festivals with the greatest international impact. Tourists of all nationalities meet to launch the 150 tons of tomatoes that are distributed from six trucks among the attendees.

Since 2013, to avoid crowds, the municipality of Buñol decided to limit the capacity of the party to 22,000 people to ensure greater comfort and security for attendees.

Since then it is necessary to buy tickets to participate. Tickets must be purchased through an official distributor.

How is La Tomatina de Buñol celebrated?

The battle begins at eleven in the morning and lasts exactly one hour. The entire square is dyed red. Participants are recommended to wear goggles and gloves. In order for the tomatoes do not hurt anybody, you have to crush them first before they are launched.

The tomatoes are cultivated expressly for this celebration and the acidity of the tomato disinfects the streets of the town that are of cobblestone. At the end of the battle the cleaning teams begin the cleaning process using water hoses that the attendees take advantage of to remove the remains of tomato from the body and thus give themselves a first wash.

Hotels for La Tomatina de Buñol

The high hotel occupancy during these dates means that we find all the hotels in Buñol and surrounding with all the rooms booked.

We recommend booking a hotel for the La Tomatina party in 2018 well in advance to guarantee the accommodation for La Tomatina de Buñol.

The Hotel Sorolla Centro is located less than 40 minutes by car from Buñol, so if you are looking for a hotel for the Tomatina at the best price do not hesitate to make your reservation directly from our website.

If you prefer, you can also make a reservation through our telephone number 963 52 33 92, our email or by filling out the contact form on our website.

Do not miss La Tomatina de Buñol 2018 party. Book your stay now before all the rooms for La Tomatina are sold out.

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