Plaza del Pueblo|3 Plaza del Pueblo, Buñol, Spain | Map
Wear white for visual impact
This festival gets messy! Be sure to wear clothing that you do not mind staining.
Make sure your camera is waterproof
Everything you have is going to get wet and messy–plus the high acidity of tomato juice can do real damage.
Protective eyewear and gloves are mandatory
While this is a free-for-all of flying fruit, it’s still a city-sponsored event.
Squish tomatoes before throwing
Safety first–unbroken tomatoes hurt!
Bring a change of clothes
Preferably sealed in a tomato-proof plastic bag for after the battle.
Fly into Valencia
Directly or arrive alternatively from Barcelona or Madrid, then organize an overnight bus trip to Valencia. From Valencia, it’s a short bus ride to Buñol. If you plan to stay in Buñol, be sure to book a room early. The small town cannot accommodate all the festival’s participants (most stay in Valencia).