Annual Envision Festival Epitomizes Costa Rican Pura Vida
Seeking an Enlightenment of Consciousness
Since 2011, the Envision Festival, set to kick off February 25th, has brought thousands of people seeking an enlightenment of consciousness mixed with fun and excitement to Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast. The venue, located near Uvita, is a celebration of music, the arts, self-expression, and the bringing together of different cultural backgrounds. For 4 days, activities run virtually 24/7, and vary from music by Central America’s best artists, interpretive dance, and fire and juggling performers, to numerous workshops on yoga, meditation, and healing. All of these activities are set amid a backdrop of beautiful beaches, unspoiled rainforest, and, of course, the indigenous wildlife so plentiful in Costa Rica.
All are Welcome!
People from all walks of life and from around the world come to the festival to be challenged to raise their consciousness of their relationship to the environment, learn valuable lessons to improve their health and well-being, and simply have fun doing it. It’s a party with a purpose! Children are welcome, making this a great family experience. (Children under 12 are admitted free with their parents, and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult parent.)
For those who want to add some adventure to their time at the festival, Costa Rica offers a multitude of activities for attendees. For water buffs, the area boasts some of the world’s best snorkeling, diving, and surfing. If dry land is your thing, then zip-lining along the canopy of virgin rainforest, hiking or riding horseback to magnificent waterfalls, or even hopping on your own ATV and riding along the backtrails of the rainforest and along the mountain rivers are some of the available ways to see the beauty of Costa Rica.
Provisions and Accommodations
Food—including locally grown organic fruits and vegetables—is available on the festival grounds, and water is provided free (as long as it holds out). A store (mercado) is set up for essentials, so it’s not necessary to leave the venue for the entire 4 days in most cases. Sleeping arrangements range from tents and hammocks on the beach to large vacation rental homes and villas for a VIP experience.
According to officials, this year’s Envision Festival is nearly sold out. Check the website http://www.envisionfestival.com/ for last-minute availability. And we can help you plan for Envision 2017. There are a lot of intriguing areas to explore and enjoy in Costa Rica. Come and see for yourself. Pura Vida!