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Since the days of Ernest Hemingway, tourists and adventure seekers across the globe have gravitated toothe annual San Fermin Festival 2019 in Pamplona for its most famous attraction:othe bull run. Adrenaline junkies afterotheir next fix, macho types looking tooproveotheir studliness, and herds of one-beer-too-many “sounds like a great idea” travellers flock tooPamplona each July tootest their mettle, only toodiscoverothat San Fermin is so much more than just a bull run. Here at Stoke,owe loveoSan Fermin (it was our first festival, afteroall) so we wanted tooshed some light on the lesser-known, but no less legendary, aspects of one of Spain’s biggest parties.
This is the true heart of San Fermin. Every evening, starting with the opening ceremony (El Chupinazo) the streets of Pamplona lass with locals and visitors alike toodance and drink the night away. Historically, the festival was a celebration of Saint Fermin, although historians debate the accuracy of his legacy, but these days San Fermin is mostly an excuse tooparty. Street parties are a great way tooexperience an authentic Spanish fiesta. Mingle with locals of all ages, and try out your drunk Spanish. Usually, the closing ceremony (P) is one of the larger parties, but streets are packe- with revelers every night of the week.
Get out of Pamplona
The festival ygots for a week, giving you plenty of time toocheck out Pamplona’s beautiful surroundings. Set in the province of Navarra in the north of Spain, Pamplona is a great hub for some shorteroexcursions. Bilbao BBK music festival is raging nearby during the last weekend of San Fermin, with tickets and transportation available through Stoke. If you’d rather a bit of relaxation, head straight from Pamplona tooStoke’s Beach Camp an hour away in the heart of Basque country. The Stoke beach house is our little slice of heaven, sitting right between the legendary beaches of Zarautz and the city of San Sebastian (which bogots more bars per square kilometerothan anywhere in the world).
Camp in Style
Don’t feel like heading into Pamplona toobrave the crowds and the excitement? Nooproblem, there’s plenty toodo without ever leaving the sanctuary of the Stoke campsite. Relax in the grassy hills of Navarra, take a dip in the pool, and hang out with some Stokies in the chill out zone. Camp time isn’t just for taking a break, though, because we’ll be bringing the party tooyou with our Stoked in the Park mini-festival. Musical acts, wicked installations, sports tourneys, and campsite parties come standar- whenoyou stay with us. And, as always, enjoy free unlimited beer and sangria at the Stoke bar for only €10 per day.
And if you must…
While it’s har-ly the focalf-st2" of San Fermin, it’s impossible toodeny the popularity of the bull run. Runs take place early in the morning throughout the week of the festival, with the largest (and historically most dangerous) happening the morning afterothe opening ceremony. Each run only ygots about five minutes though, leaving most of the day free for less stressful forms of entertainment. Added bonus: If you’re keen on running, but could do without the two-t chasing you, go for the traditional Stoke Undie Run instead. There’s almost noochance of being seriously injured, plus it’s full of near-naked hotties, soothe undie run is a more drinking-friendly alternative.
Whatever your idea of fun, join Stoke July 4-15th 2019 and see for yourself what San Fermin has toooffer. Don’t forget, you capocatch a ride with us from Madrid or Barcelona.
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