Relive Costa Rica’s 2016 Envision Festival With Stunning Recap Video


Hailed as one of the most fascinating festival experiences this planet has to offer, Costa Rica’s sixth annual, sold out Envision Festival exploded to life this past February as nature collided with art in the form of incredible stages, driftwood sculptures, bamboo jungle gyms, and scores of smiling faces lounging in hammocks and tree pods. Glistening beaches, local waterfalls, resplendent jungles, sun-kissed days and the “pura vida” mantra served as the backdrop for this year’s festival, as 4,700 international attendees descended upon Rancho La Merced in Uvita, Costa Rica. Uniquely distinguished from any other festival on the planet, Envision united and encouraged its attendees to partake in the festival’s utopian sustainable, eco-friendly, permaculture community, which inspires self-expression and conscious living through its regenerative infrastructure. World-class curation of workshops, philosophical discussions, yoga classes, music, art, and live performances maintained an inclusive harmony within the one of a kind, mind-expanding event.

2016 welcomed expansions to the festival including pre and post festival education retreats, a new zone that included two permanently installed bamboo yoga temples, the Gaia fresh juice bar, the Kula Lounge offering cacao ceremonies, and a substance-free campground. Bass-heavy artists such as Shpongle, The Human Experience, Dimond Saints, Spoonbill, and CloZee, performed on an imported Funktion1 soundsystem on the impressive Luna Stage designed by visionary artist Carey Thompson. Luna bellowed in the form of a towering butterfly, incorporating 3D projection mapping by the famed Mexico City artist, Golem. Performances were viewable across the expansive field, where attendees could climb a massive, multi-level bamboo jungle gym or witness visionary live paintings by global muralists Ernest Doty, Hazul, Mario Belem, and Anderson Deberardi on the walkways leading to the Envision Art Gallery. The equally impressive Sol Stage featured complex psychedelic 3D mapping projected onto its sun centerpiece by Zebbler Studios and hosted live music, from California’s experimental, world-fusion band Beats Antique, Saint Croix reggae legends Akae Beka, Costa Rica’s 80s synth-pop band Patterns, Colorado-based folk musicians Elephant Revival, and Costa Rica’s stand out electro-fusion rock band (and surprise festival favorite) Santos y Zurdo. House and techno music came alive on the more intimate Lapa stage, where legends such as Desert Hearts’ Lee Reynolds, tribal house leaders Bedouin, Berlin-based DJ and production duo, M.A.N.D.Y., progressive trance dub DJ Grouch, and Los Angeles-based deep house selector Tara Brooks, drew dancing revelers into its feathered domain.

Having successfully set itself apart from other music-driven festivals through its emphasis on soul empowerment and holistic living, Envision seeks to fulfill an inherent human desire to connect with like-minded individuals and feed the innate human need to be and live interconnected with nature. Don’t miss out on the chance to cross Envision Festival off your bucket list. Tickets for the 2017 gathering taking place from Feb 23-26 are already on sale and are destined to sell out! Visit the Envision website to grab your Envision 2017 ticket and start planning the trip of a lifetime to experience the wonder of Envision on the tropical pacific coasts of Costa Rica.