Discover 5 Unmissable Summertime Festivals in Costa Rica

Costa Rican summertime—also known as dry season—is probably the best time to be in the country. Between December and April, the weather is sunny yet breezy, making Costa Rica a terrific host to various festivals, concerts, and outdoor activities.

Costa Rican summertime—also known as dry season—is probably the best time to be in the country. Between December and April, the weather is sunny yet breezy, making Costa Rica a terrific host to various festivals, concerts, and outdoor activities.

Depending on the vibes you’re looking for, the season offers a wide variety of festivals around the country. Take a glimpse at some of the events that take place in the country during this season:

Labryinto (December 27th – 31st)

Recognized as one of the standout festivals of 2022, Labryinto is an immersive four-day festival nestled in Playa Lagarto, Guanacaste.

Offering unique electronic DJ sets amidst nature, it delivers a beach-jungle ambiance where attendees can relax and revel in exceptional music. Last year, its vibrant and creative decorations provided a truly distinct experience for the audience.

More Info: https://www.instagram.com/labryinto/

Ocaso (January 5th – 6th)

If you’re in the Tamarindo area of Guanacaste, you might have heard about the Ocaso Festival. This is an exceptional experience for enthusiasts of music and festival vibes, showcasing both local and international DJs who elevate the energy levels.

The scenic venue further enriches the crowd’s experience within the stunning natural landscapes of Costa Rica.

More info: https://ocasofestival.com

BPM Festival (January 24th – 28th)

For those unfamiliar with the BPM Festival, here’s your chance to be a part of one of the world’s most exhilarating electronic festivals. Originating in Mexico, BPM has propelled the music scene to extraordinary heights.

After facing a few cancellations due to COVID restrictions in previous years, BPM Costa Rica is back this year with a unique lineup. The festival will grace Tamarindo at the end of January.

More information: https://thebpmfestival.com/costa-rica/

Envision (March 4th – 11th)

Envision Festival has emerged as one of the most significant ‘hippie’ festivals in the region.

Originating a decade ago, this concept has attracted numerous individuals seeking yoga, healthy cuisine, surfing, music, and various alternative counterculture narratives.

It’s a space for fostering a sense of global community while engaging in activities that foster personal growth. Additionally, the stages and music performances never fail to captivate.

More information: https://www.envisionfestival.com

Picnic Fest (January 28th – February 4th)

Returning to the city, the largest and most prominent festival in Central America kicks off at the end of January. If you’re keen on witnessing the current top mainstream artists, this is the festival to attend.

This year’s highly anticipated lineup boasts over 60 local and international artists, covering a wide range of music styles. The festival is so vibrant that it spans two consecutive weekends, allowing attendees to fully immerse themselves in the vibes.

More information: https://festivalpicnic.cr

At CR Nomads we want to you to enjoy all that Costa Rica has to offer. Stay tuned for more information on events, experiences, places to visit and more!

Andres Vedova

CR Nomads Commercial Director

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