La Tomatina is one of those things that has been in my peripheral vision since I was a child. I vaguely remember seeing something about the festival on the news when I was really young and thinking it looked like the best thing ever. So this summer, I finally went!
Fuerteventura is the second largest Canary Island, yet it only takes 3hrs to drive from the northern tip to the southern tip. If you hire a car, you can pretty much get anywhere- even Cofete. The island was declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 2009. I lived there from 2005- 2009 working all sorts of jobs including DJing, waitressing, and estate agent. The resort I lived in was El Castillo (The Castle, in English) & it was a popular tourist destination.
Welcome to the charming village of Sutton Bingham.
Yes, that's it, right there.
No, you can't see it? Well, alright, fair enough. You can't actually see the charming village of Sutton Bingham.... since it's under the water. It's like Somerset's own Atlantis, a village lost under the water- and I'm not talking about so- called localised flooding like we suffered a couple of years back there. No, this village was purposely lost.