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5 Music Festivals In Central America You Must Experience

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

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If you’ve ever dreamed of attending a global festival where spirituality and human connection meet music and artistic expression, then head to one of these magical Central American locations for an experience of a lifetime. 

Envision Music Festival

Where: Uvita, Costa Rica

Taking place in the stunning Pacific coastal town of Uvita, Envision is a 4-day festival and celebration “dedicated to awakening our human potential. Envision Festival provides a platform for different cultures to collide harmoniously in regenerative community.” Expect to not only experience live music, but people from all over the world gather to explore art, spirituality, yoga, dance, performance, education, regenerative strategies and our “fundamental connection with nature.”

Photo via envisionfestival.com

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Tribal Gathering Panama

Where: Playa Chiquita, Panama

Experience music from around the planet along the northern coast of Panama. This almost three week festival brings together 60 tribes from 30 countries for the most international gathering of tribes on the planet. There are wellness practitioners on site offering massages, sound healing, and life coaching as well as art activities like carving, weaving, and making spears and arrows for a truly unique experience. 


Garifuna Tribe at Tribal Gathering | Photo via tribalgathering.com

Ocaso Music Festival

Where: Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Labeled “the best underground music festival in Central America,” the Ocaso Music Festival just celebrated its second year in bringing together some of the best DJs in house and techno music from around the world. Tamarindo is one of the most popular party spots along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast and a global destination for surfers and beach lovers. 

Empire Music Festival

Where: El Jocotillo, Guatemala

Empire is a two-day mega-rave and Guatemala’s Premier EDM Festival. Not only do you get to spend time in one of Guatemala’s most stunning areas, but you will enjoy non-stop beats from world renowned DJs. 

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Cosmic Convergence Festival

Where: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Bring in the new year at this 4-day gathering celebrating Mayan culture and conscious living. Cosmic Convergence was started “with the intention of bringing people together from different cultures to rediscover and celebrate our ancestral roots in the historical heartland of the Maya civilization.” During your experience, enjoy music, performances, workshops, art installations, local foods, healing, ancient Mayan traditions, ecological and social impact activities.

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