Bunol Tourism

About the 38 kilometers west of the much more popular city of Valencia, Bunol is an unassuming looking town. The River Bunol flows by, and the region is surrounded by three mountain ranges - La Sierra de Las Cabrillas, la Sierra de Dos Aguas and la Sierra de Malacara y Martes.

Archaeology suggests the region was settled since at least 50,000 years ago. During Medieval times it was an Islamic majority place, but eventually was taken over by Christians. The location of the Castillo is strategic, and used to have great military significance.

The town is mostly famous for the August Tomatina festival. It's not certain how the Tomatina Festival, which has been going on since 1945, began, though theories ranged from a spontaneous food fight or the spoils of a lorry that spilled its fruit.

Essential travel information and Bunol tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: UTC/GMT + 2 hour
  • Currency: EUR
  • Electricity and Internet: 220-240 Volts & Primary Socket Type – Europlug, Schuko.
  • Languages: Spanish, English
  • Security: The emergency number for police, ambulance and the fire brigade is 112.
  • Off-Beaten Path: Cueva Turche
  • Tipping: 5% at restaurants if you liked the service.
  • Customs: During The Festival: No hard objects, shirt ripping, throwing non-squashed tomatoes. Wear disposable, closed shoes and clothes you intend to throw away. Goggles are a good idea. Stop throwing tomatoes as soon as indicated by a shot.
  • Know the pollution level of Bunol before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 37.86 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 38.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 61.21 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36.61 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 35.83 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20.45 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 22.5 (Low)
  • How safe is Bunol for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bunol.

    • Burglary and Theft 24.15 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 20.74 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 17.61 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 61.08 (High)
    • Car Stealing 17.06 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.63 (Low)
    • Attacks 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 39.2 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.47 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 78.98 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 21.84 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10.51 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 36.93 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Bunol is 177.75 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 74.32 (High)
    • Climate Index 93.84 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 43.13 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.24 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 53.67 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 78.54 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.59 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 83.07 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bunol

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.23 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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