Envision Festival has allotted times throughout the festival where you can venture off-site for a thrilling excursion. Whether it’s horseback riding, waterfall adventures or jungle parkour, these adventures will allow for your wild-side to discover the depths of the Costa Rican beauty and landscapes, as well as crossing items off your bucket list.
Envision Excursions will be taking you to cultivate an even richer and deeper experience while in Uvita for the festival. Sneak away to explore hidden local gems, push your edge with immersive offsite adventures and get some R&R away from the craziness. When in Uvita!
This excursion takes place on March 3 during Envision Festival. Get in touch with your primal self in the most authentically natural environment you can imagine. Let your wild side roam free as you learn from Rafe Kelley firsthand his specialized method covering the full spectrum of primal human movements. All this excitement to start the day off right and you’ll still get back to the festival grounds in time for an entirely full day of yoga, workshops, music and art! Pura Vida!
Remember your favorite recess jungle gym from back in the day? What if you could make the actual jungle your gym? Come run, jump and play with us! For the first time ever, Envision is excited to offer a unique Parkour Excursion, led by industry pro Rafe Kelley from Seattle! Rafe brings a passion of helping people build the physical practice that will help make them the strongest, most adaptable and resilient version of themselves in movement and in life. This tour includes all private shuttle transportation and parkour excursion led by expert Rafe Kelley! This trip is $125 and includes Parkour Excursion Led by Expert Rafe Kelley, Private Transportation Shuttle and new adrenaline junkie buddies!
Sunday Funday! Let’s hit the day running. Our small group will take a private shuttle to Pachamama’s au naturale parkour jungle gym in the morning while we’re feeling energized. We’ve scouted a local Uvita river that has the ideal makings for a playground paradise. Parkour expert and owner of Evolve Move Play, Rafe Kelley, will lead our intimate group on a 2-hour long high adrenaline, interactive movement workshop that will teach you to rough house, play, move and explore. All experience levels welcome! No parkour background necessary.
Every day of the festival until 5 p.m. there are rotations taking the epic trip to a nearby waterfall for only $25. The Uvita Waterfall, also known in Spanish as “La Catarata Uvita”, is possibly the biggest attraction in town. With a gorgeous waterfall which creates a natural water slide, crystal clear swimming holes, and a lush jungle canopy, you’re in for a treat! We recommend hanging out at the waterfall for 2-3 hours and we’ve planned our available shuttle schedule between Envision and the Waterfall accordingly.
Multiple morning and afternoon departures will be available from Thursday, February 28th – Sunday, March 3rd. Our shuttle schedule will be emailed to ticket holders one week before the festival. Pro tip: Be sure to wear water shoes with good traction as there are sometimes somewhat slippery steps to get down to the waterfall once our private shuttle drops you off at the entrance. Transportation, entrance fee and gorgeous, relaxing ambiance & new friends to chill and explore with!
Multiple time slots are available Thursday-Sunday of the festival for our different horseback riding excursions. The Tropical Rainforest Waterfall Horseback Riding Excursion and the Playa and Sunset excursions are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity we offer to our guests.
Whether you’re a born and raised equestrian or a first time rider, you’re sure to love all of our horseback offerings. This excursion is located just down the beach or road (depending on your preferred method of transportation) on the same property Envision calls home, Rancho La Merced. Our horses are carefully trained for you to have a pleasant experience as you adventure through the refuge amidst the forest, on the beach or in the river. You may visit Playa Hermosa, adjacent to Ballena Marine National Park, ride in the tropical rainforest toward the waterfall for a refreshing dip, or enjoy an astonishing sunset. All of these within the beautiful reserve!
Children aged 7+ are welcome — we have saddles for children 7 years and older. Helmets are complimentary for all as a safety measure. All equipment is provided, as well as professional tour guides and horse handlers, and beautiful well-cared for horses to ride. For only $55 max you can attend a private riding excursion.
Pro tip: The Tropical Rainforest Waterfall Horseback Riding Excursion starts at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm everyday. The Playa Hermosa and Sunset Beach Excursions have variable start times dependent on the ocean’s tide that day. The Sunset Beach Excursion typically begins at 4:00 pm, but if you prefer to book the Playa Hermosa and/or the Sunset Beach Excursions, please check in with us at an Envision Info Desk, our Immersions Desk or by calling Rancho La Merced to confirm the start time that day.
For more tours and travel times for during your stay at Envision Festival visit Rancho La Merced’s tour site here:
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