“There is no nationwide advisory in effect for Costa Rica. However, you should exercise a high degree of caution due to crime.” — Government of Canada

I can’t remember why I was browsing the Canadian government’s travel advisory page the other day, but it probably had something to do with the fact that I wish I was hanging out in Costa Rica surfing right now. It’s not that the waves haven’t been amazing here in Tofino recently, because we’re legit back up to 20 ft faces on days (not that I’d be diving in to those conditions in the homeland…).

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But I was juxtaposing the official federal outlook on the Central American region with the email I just saw coming through my inbox the other day — the one that gave the Frequency Horizon a heads up on a fairly new electronic music spectacle about to take place in Costa Rica. It’s not that it will be the first time a music festival is launched on the region. In fact, I’m pretty sure the actual native resident are pretty used to hippies with hula hoops and dreadlocks by now. But you know thisĀ one is gonna be a blast because it includes Mala, Space Jesus and Ill Gates — among others.

costa rica festival promo

It’s called Bamboo Bass Festival and here’s what you can expect:

“The 3-day event brings participants from around the globe to Jaco Costa Rica to join together in building an atmosphere of sharing, inclusion and celebration while revelling in world-class bass music, live painting and art exhibits, dance and flow performers in unique stage environments” — official release.

The event is slated to take place at the Jaco Ropes Adventure Park, minutes away from Jaco Beach — a 10 minute walk from a surfable break.

Artists involved:



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