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 38.64 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 63.89 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36.61 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 38.39 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20.16 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 23.21 (Low)
  • How safe is Bunol for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bunol.

    • Burglary and Theft 36.28 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.15 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 32.01 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 73.78 (High)
    • Car Stealing 31.65 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 43.83 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 31.1 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50.91 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.27 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65.55 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.49 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25.61 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.78 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Bunol is 170.93 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61.24 (High)
    • Climate Index 93.84 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 43.76 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.48 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 54.64 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 82.1 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.56 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 85.3 (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 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.15 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 72.2 USD

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

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