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This year’s Ocaso Underground Music Festival Tamarindo will take place January 2-7, 2019, in three picture-perfect (literally!) Tamarindo locales

What do you get, when you blend the great beats with tropical vibes, an awesome festival with Costa Rica’s best music? Answer: The Ocaso Underground Music Festival, a world-renowned music festival that grows bigger by the year.

Whereas Ocaso was once a one-venue, three-day kind of festival, it has fortuitously become a much bigger, much grander, and yet, still intimate kind of event: This year – well, technically nextyear, as the festival kicks off on January 2, 2019 – Ocaso Underground Music Festival, which is produced by Native Events, will span six days and six venues, with dozens of DJs, artists, and other musical events.

It’s about more than music, though: Ocaso promises to be a place where the world comes together and where spirits meld, together to celebrate the mystical energies of the Costa Rican forests, beaches, and mangroves.

Ocaso Underground Music Festival: Locations

Ocaso Tamarindo Beach Party

The festival kicks off (and sends us off) with an epic Tamarindo beach party. Can you think of a more picturesque beach spot?

This year, the Ocaso Underground Music Festival promise six nights of events that will take place at three area venues – each as magical, as spectacularly acoustic, and as photo op-worth as the next.

Note that each locale will host two nights of events: El Be on January 2ndand 7th; Tamarindo Vista Villas on January 3rdand 6th; and La Senda’s labyrinth on January 4thand 5th. If you have a special favorite, be sure to coordinate your attendance (and your tickets) for the venue of your choice.

  • El Be Beach Club: Located directly on the beach, El Be promises an excellent spot for a sunset drink and the official kick-off (and later, send-off) to the festival.
  • Tamarindo Vista Villas Pool: Located at the Best Western Tamarindo, Vista Villas offers incredible ocean views and a pool deck built for a great time.
  • La Senda Jungle Amphitheater: We can imagine no better locale than this middle-of-the-jungle location – a mesmerizing labyrinth!

Details are subject to change, so please confirm the schedule closer to January 2, 2019.

Ocaso Underground Music Festival: Schedule of Events

Ocaso at Tamarindo Vista Villas

Festivities continue with a pool party at Tamarindo Vista Villas, a venue that does good on its promise of vistas and a party pool

First things first (or seconds things second, if we’re getting technical): What is the Ocaso Underground Music Festival and what should you expect? To start, a house and techno mania – some of the best chest-pounding, heart-thumping, on-the-floor tunes to ever hit Costa Rica’s beaches. There will also be special performances from flutist Joaqopelli and sitarist Sidartha Siliceo.

So, wondering whether you should show up on Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 – or 1 through 6? The just-released and now-official schedule should help with that:

Day 1

Date: January 2nd, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 am

Location: El Be! – Beachfront Tamarindo

Featuring: Ali, Dusty Carter, Papa Lu, Charpentier, Crocodile Time, Hassan, Heilyn, Maf, Silky Thunder, Vicher, and Yohan Vindas

Day 2

Date: January 3rd, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 am

Location: The Crazy Monkey Bar – Pool Party

Featuring: Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Nathan Barato, and a sunset session with Andreas Henneberg, plus: Jon Lee, Lisbona Sisters, Andromo, Nikita, Karim, and Brenda Segura

Day 3

Date: January 4th, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 am

Location: La Senda – The Costa Rican Jungle

Featuring: Damian Lazarus, A-Z, Guy Gerber, Gene Farris, Sach Robotti, Uner, Mobius Strum bs. David Berckley, Fredo, Eleazar Delve, and Jee Bear

Day 4

Date: January 5th, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 am

Location: La Senda – The Costa Rican Jungle

Featuring: Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Hosh, Doc Martin, Kevin Knapp, Frankie Bones, Dances with White Girls, Thee Cool Cats, Desostoa, Alex Orias, and Frigid

Day 5

Date: January 6th, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 am

Location: The Crazy Monkey Bar – Pool Party

Featuring: Magdalena, Karmon, Beth Lydi, M.O.N.R.O.E., Tone of Arc, Zach Walker, Josh Billings, Nonfiction, Missy B, Slurm, Gil Montiel, and Artro

Day 6

Date: January 7th, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 am

Location: El Be! – Beachfront Tamarindo

Featuring: A secret guest DJ for the closing set, plus: Nim, Desostoa, Alex Orias, Brett Ballou, Pablo Garcia, Samu, The Ticket, Javee, Burika, Oneiro, and Richard Salazar

How to Get Tickets to Ocaso Underground Music Festival

Ocaso Costa Rican Jungle Amphitheater

Sandwiched in the middle of the festival, you can’t help but love (and plan your attendance around) the Costa Rican Jungle Amphitheater and Labyrinth. It’s truly once-in-a-lifetime!

This is the easy part: Tickets are available via Eventbrite and range in cost, as of this writing, from about $120 to $175. (Prices subject to change.)

But, beware! 6-Day, Tier-1 Tickets are already sold out. Translation: Buy your tickets soon!

There are two basic ticket types: the Friday and Saturday Pass, which includes access to all Friday and Saturday events – every day and night party hosted by Ocaso. The still-available Six-Day Tier 2 Tickets include all six days of events, plus access to all pool parties, pre-parties, and main events.

Among other read-the-fine-print details, note that:

  • This event is suitable for adults 18+. Valid ID is required.
  • All schedules and artists are subject to change. All sales are final.
  • Inclusions vary by package. Do read the fine print!
  • Costa Rican nationals and/or legal residents will receive a discount. Your cédula # is required.
  • Ocaso promises to be a safe space and festival. The use of any illegal narcotics, in or around the event premises, is strictly prohibited.
  • If you don’t receive a confirmation email, either it’s hit your spam folder or you didn’t complete your purchase. You must receive confirmation of your purchase because you must present this confirmation to receive your festival wristband.
  • All tickets are non-transferable.

Attend Ocaso: Spend New Year’s in Tamarindo

Ocaso 2019 promises to be an incredible festival. Much of Tamarindo and surrounds has been booked for months, especially our luxury vacation rentals and the choicest hotels in the region.

That doesn’t mean you’re out of luck, though! Please get in touch to see if we have any inventory left for New Year’s and Ocaso week – if not this year, then for Ocaso 2020! Because this is the underground festival that keeps on growing and we think it’s safe to say, each year promises to be even better than the last!

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