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LA TOMATINA???? QUESTIONS...any help appreciated!!

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1. Posted by maridod (Full Member 114 posts) 9y

Does anyone know if you have to wear shoes to La Tomatina? I was debating whether or not I needed to bring my running shoes with me. I went to the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona and there were literally thousands of broken champagne bottles on the floor....very dangerous!!! I did not want to have a repeat of Pamplona and have the wrong shoes. Any info would help. Also, would anyone know of any cheap accomodation still available in Valencia. Seems that all accomodation was booked up months ago and now I cannot find a decent cheap room! Thanks for your help. Cheers!!

Grace

2. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Hi Maridod.

I was watching a programme on La Tomatina the other day. OK, I was watching "Airline" and there was a group of guys off to La Tomatina. You'll be running through the streets, which will end up slippy, so, yes! Take running shoes!

3. Posted by lulu29 (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

Yes! You need shoes for slippery floor...and if they are old, much better, because the tomatos are very stainy

4. Posted by Cpt_Smooth (Budding Member 34 posts) 9y

The tomato juice would get quite deep in some places (maybe 6 inches), so you have to be prepared to have your shoes fill up. I wore thongs (flip flops) when i went, and i didn't have any problems, though it was so crowded i don't think there was any chance of slipping over as there was no room to fall.

I would suggest trying a cheap hotel in Valencia if the hostels are all booked, they usually don't fill up as quickly as the hostels. Try booking.com if you do go the hotel option, it has a lot of places in Spain.

5. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

It is advisable for women travellers to join in the action at La Tomatina? Although I would really love to experience it, it looks really rough!

6. Posted by blue crush (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

Quoting Not Lost

It is advisable for women travellers to join in the action at La Tomatina? Although I would really love to experience it, it looks really rough!

Now that you've mentioned it, would it be safe for women to join La Tomatina? I saw pictures of this before that showed mostly men who were in nearly knee-deep of tomato juice! Gosh, I would looove to be a part of this crazy festival!!!

7. Posted by Cpt_Smooth (Budding Member 34 posts) 9y

I would compare it to a mosh pit at a rock concert, so if you're comfortable with that then you'd enjoy La Tomatina. Having said that, it's only the very centre of the action that is like that, if you want to hang round the edges a bit more i'm sure you'd still have fun and still get soaked in tomato juice:)

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 29, 2007, at 1:30 PM by Cpt_Smooth ]