Do you need insurance that covers getting hit in the eye with a ripe tomato?
With a few hundred thousand tomatoes now quietly growing for use at La Tomatina (TIP: The largest food fight in the world is always held on the last Wednesday of August each year) this summer, we thought we’d remind you to not only save up to cover your airfare and stay in Spain, but to put aside another $30-60 for a good international medical insurance policy.
We have a bunch of good ones on this site, however you should know that some plans will deny coverage if you are proven to be intoxicated.
Because running on slippery concrete along with 40,000-60,000 other people, and throwing fruit (are tomatoes fruit?) can lead to nasty injuries (like pitchers’ elbow) and while we want you to have fun, we’d also like you to be safe (A broken pelvis is not fun, BTW).
So besides a couple links to get you started, we also thought we’d post the rules (for those considering attending the event, who also read):
1. The tomatoes have to be squashed before throwing to avoid injuries.
2. No other projectiles except tomatoes are allowed.
3. Participants have to give way to the truck and lorries.
4. The festival doesn’t allow ripping off T-shirts.
5. After the second shot indicative of ending the tomato hurl, no tomatoes should be thrown.
There’s also a “no-idiots” list, or set of guidelines, here: http://www.toursoktoberfest.com/no-idiot-rules/
Getting to Bunol:
If you don’t feel like being pelted by 140 tons of tomatoes during the event (Remember everyone is a target and cameras especially get pelted by festival goers), and are simply planning to visit Bunol, Spain off season, or Portugal, or maybe the South of France, we can still help. Our travel insurance policies are some of the most inexpensive, while offering great benefits regardless of your nationality or where you call home.
Just fill out a quick quote here and we’ll get right back to you!
Because we help you travel smarter, travel safer.
The staff at Good Neighbor Insurance