The Envision Festival is set to launch its seventh edition on Feb. 23-26 in southern Costa Rica.
The faces of this year’s Envision Festival.
The festival hosts approximately 4,000 people for four days, with many staying on as tourists beyond the festival dates. While this provides an economic boost to the community, the people protesting against the festival see it as a threat to Costa Rican culture and a bad example for their kids.
Yoga? Music marathons? Hug dealers? The sixth edition of the Envision Festival had it all.
First-time Envision Festival-goer? Here’s a list of what you need to know before you head down to Uvita in February.
The world-renowned Envision Festival, to be held in Uvita, Costa Rica in February, announces the music and arts lineup for its sixth edition.
“It took me eight hours to get food last night because I went back to my group and found them all on acid. They couldn’t make a decision and every time we tried to leave one of them would wander off and disappear.”
More than 5,000 people descended on the Southern Pacific village of Uvita last week for the annual Envision Festival.
Envision Festival kicked off its fifth edition Thursday in the Southern Pacific beach town of Uvita with a long line but mostly high spirits. It took some attendees as long as five hours to get into the sold-out event, but they weren’t letting the hot sun and long wait get them down.
Popularity has long been a conundrum for festival organizers, as throngs of Costa Ricans, expats, and international travelers cram into a small patch of rain forest and beach.