When a city goes from 200000 people up to 1,5 million, of course some bad people come. So please be safe here while San Fermin.
I don´t want to freak you out with this post. San Fermin is a safe party. I have been here all my life and nothing has happened to me or any body of my family.
I want to starts saying that Pamplona is a very safe city. During the year Pamplona is almost a village (200.000 people) where everybody knows everybody, but during this week, Pamplona goes international and we welcome over 1 million people. 99% of this people just want to have fun as you do.
Just 1% will want to have your money, so do not let them ruin your party.
Are you coming to Pamplona to enjoy the running of the bulls 2019?
Here some advice for you.
Tips for you in San Fermin 2019:
1- Do not carry your passport, ID, driver’s license with you. Make a photocopy of one of them and keep it with you. That is all you need. Leave the rest at your hotel room.
2- Do not carry too much money with you. What I do is I take 50 euros in my pocket and 50€ extra inside of each one of my shoes. 150€ for a night is more than enough.
3- Don’t wear your 24k diamond engagement ring or your Rolex watch with you. Do you really need them? I don’t think so.
4- Credit cards are tempting to carry with you but if your hotel or car is nearby leave them there and go back to get them whenever you really need money.
5- Telephones are the “hit for the thieves”, I know it is hard to leave them behind, but please, really take care of them.
6- If you have your car keys, and specially if you have a remote, that thieves can find your car easily, don´t just put them in your pocket, tie them up to a shoe lace and that to your pants.
If you have been robbed, you should report it to the police at General Chinchilla 3 (phone: +34 948 299700).