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Coronavirus & La Tomatina


Posted by Stoke Media Team
7 months ago | April 3, 2020

Coronavirus & La Tomatina

La Tomatina 2020 has been cancelled due to to COVID-19. Plan your 2021 La Tomatina tour with a risk-free €1 deposit. Throw tomatoes in coronavirus’ face! 

Obviously at this time we’re unable to say whether La Tomatina 2020 will go ahead (UPDATE 22nd April: La Tomatina has been confirmed to be cancelled), or whether the coronavirus will cause it to be cancelled. What we do know is that as of time of writing, the whole of Spain is going through the worst of this pandemic, and that the country has been almost completely locked down – if La Tomatina was scheduled to take place in the coming days, or weeks, that it definitely would be cancelled. Too many people jammed into too small a space – it’s an epidemiologist’s worst nightmare. 

But we’re optimistically confident that by the last week of August, when La Tomatina is held every year in the village of Buñol, just outside of Valencia, the coronavirus should have cleared and La Tomatina will be on. That’s what we believe, optimistically. 

But that doesn’t give you confidence, nor should it. That is why Stoke Travel is offering symbolic €1 reservations until we have some clarity as to what the situation will be. That means that you can start not only daydreaming about your post-lockdown travels, but start booking them too, and without any risk. We want you to spend some of your time in isolation planning for a time when social distancing is a thing of the distant past. 

If you have to fly in to Spain to enjoy La Tomatina, most airlines are now offering you complete flexibility on any travel booked during this period, so you could book your stay and your flight without any real concerns about losing money if plans change.

And while we have no idea on how the coronavirus will handle exposure to high-velocity tomatoes, we can assure you that not only is hurling tomatoes at strangers deeply therapeutic, but that the party that comes with it is second to none and heaven knows that we’re going to be needing a party by August, and there are no parties finer than Spanish fiestas! 

So come on, let’s look forward to the good times around the corner and start planning some risk-free post-coronavirus travel. La Tomatina is just what we need. 

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