HappE: Wow, that was one of the best festivals I have ever been to, that is saying a lot because I have definitely been to a lot of festivals.
Envision Festival takes place in Uvita, Costa Rica and is nestled in the jungle right on one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. There were 3-4 music areas, camping, workshops and lots of art everywhere. People used the natural surroundings like bamboo and coconuts to make structures and art with the land.
The festival brings in many people from Los Angeles (my friends) and many more people from around the world. This creates such a wonderful cultural experience too. Different cultures from around the world living together, connecting, dancing and sharing a common love for this beautiful country, PURA VIDA!
It truly felt like burning man in the rainforest, yet more intimate and WATER (bman needs more water, lol). It was surreal to see familiar faces though. We have been in this country for a year and 4months (that’s right!) and have not seen my friends in so long. So walking around seeing familiar faces and giving hugs felt like I was in a dream or back in California… but then I look up, smell the air and re-realize i am in the jungle again, and my wonderful friends are here with us. SQUEEE!!!!
We rented a an OPEN house near the festival. This is where most of the house is outside. The living room/hang out area are outside and the bedrooms and kitchen inside. Though, the inside walls are covered in screen and there are no real walls in the entire house. It actually was pretty nice.
This house was right by the ocean, just about a half a mile up a hill. It was so beautiful and we had a nice ocean breeze for the hot part of the day. Our good friend Nick aka Pumpkin was spinning at the event and stayed with us, it was so nice to share time with him. We also brought Helix. He Loved it! He was a free dog in the jungle, no fence, no leash…. just a really good dog. He listened extremely well, stayed close and always came when I whistled for him. Such a happy dog.
Pumpkin makin’ the people dance and hug.
Getting Muddy to Pumpkin
(I personally did not take many pictures of the event. So I added these pictures below that I found from the Envision page)
Truly wonderful experience.