Summer is the season when Spain comes alive. The sun is shining and the country conducts events for everyone. The beaches are ripe for swimming and sunbathing. Be it throwing ripe tomatoes at your friends or partying until the sun comes up, holidays in Spain in the summer are undoubtedly all about having fun. I recommend you participate in the traditional local festivals, discover the magic of the nation's most beautiful cities and party on a beautiful island. Here's an interesting list of exciting things to do on your trip to Spain this summer which include the aforementioned experiences.
1. Participate in the Tomatina Festival
The end of August is a very special time in Spain because it marks the start of the unique Tomatina Festival. Held in the small Spanish town of Buñol, the Tomatina festival is a food fight beyond your wildest dreams; with thousands of ripe tomatoes thrown and mashed across the town. The festival has become so popular, with over 40,000 visitors attending the festival every year, that it has been recognized as the world's largest state-sanctioned food fight. Now that's one experience you just cannot miss on your Spain vacation! But the key thing to note is that the festival isn't about just one day dedicated to the many things to do in Spain in August. Instead, it's all about the build up! From about a week before people start arriving in Buñol and the festival atmosphere is in the air. There are enormous Paella cooking contests, parades and firework displays even before you see one tomato. However, the day of the festival is the most exciting. Everyone is ready to get pummeled with tomatoes and have fun – it's time to be a kid again! It all starts with a greasy pole and a slice of ham. As soon as the ham has been dropped from the pole the whole square in this tiny town descends into chaos. Huge trucks carrying squishy ripe red tomatoes enter the square and the fight begins. There's no way to avoid the throwing, and whatever happens you will be covered in tomato juice. So make the most of it and get throwing!View this post on Instagram