The vibrant beach area of Nosara, Costa Rica will welcome one of the country’s most important music festivals from April 16 to 18, 2015. You won’t want to miss the 2015 Caricaco Music Festival in Costa Rica.
Located on the Nicoya Peninsula in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, the Nosara area includes the town of Nosara and the beaches of Playa Nosara, Playa Pelada and Playa Guiones – recommended as a best place to go worldwide by CNN. Natural Geographic Adventurer declared Playa Guiones to be one of the world’s Top 20 surf locations.
The festival’s name, Caricaco, comes from the Costa Rican Spanish word for hermit crab – common to see on Nosara’s beaches. This year’s annual festival showcases more musical groups than in previous years, and big-name Costa Rican bands like Passiflora, Sonambulo, Alphabetics, 424 and Cocofunka.
Another change this year is that the festival will be held in different places. On Thursday, April 16, DJ’s Fernando Melo and Fran Soto will play at Eskina Skate Park in Playa Guiones. On Friday, April 17, Sonambulo and Alphabetics will play at Solo Bueno Bar and Restaurant, also in Playa Guiones. All other bands will give their concerts at Finca Austria in Nosara on Saturday, April 18.
You can see a map of the event and area, and all of the attractions, on Voice of Guanacaste. There will be a food court and camping area.
Music groups (in order of appearance):
- DJ Fernando Melo and DJ Fran Soto
- Sonambulo Psicotropical (Tropical Electronic)
- Alphabetics (Indie Dance Punk)
- Patrick Cooke (Rock)
- Mumble Riot (Rock and Roll)
- Ave Negra (Rock and Roll)
- Passiflora (Gypsy Folk)
- 424 (Indie Rock)
- Un Rojo (Reggae)
- Cocofunka (Ska Fusion)
- The Chinese Beasts (After Party Music)
Tickets for the 2015 Caricaco Music Festival
Advance purchase tickets cost 18,000 colones ($33.50). The price includes entrance to all three days of the festival. Tickets are available at in the Nosara area at The Frog Pad, Sunset Shack and La Bodega; and in San Jose, Costa Rica at Ruta Urbana in Multiplaza Escazu and San Pedro. If you pay at the entrance on event day, tickets will cost 24,000 colones ($44.70). There is a VIP Package which includes round-trip transportation from San Jose to Nosara and entrance to the three days of the festival. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Where to stay in Nosara
L’acqua Viva Resort & Spa in Playa Guiones – Nosara is your place to stay for the Caricaco Music Festival. The 4-star Costa Rica luxury hotel is a green oasis of Bali-style gardens and pools between the coastal foothills and the beach at Playa Guiones. L’acqua Viva Resort is an Enchanting Hotel of Costa Rica.
L’acqua Viva Resort is a sponsor of the 2015 Caricaco Music Festival. There will be a Pre-Party with music at L´acqua Viva during the day on Saturday, April 18.
See how to get to Nosara and Playa Guiones.
Article by Shannon Farley