The seventh edition of Costa Rica’s Ocaso Festival will happen at the turn of the new year, Jan. 4-8, in Playa Lagarto, located in the country’s Pacific-facing Guanacaste region.
The underground house and techno focused festival will also host a flurry of other globally known dance/electronic artists including 8Kays, Adam Ten, Brina Knauss, Cassian, Deer Jade, Hannah Wants, Hunter/Game, Julya Karma, Konstantin Sibold, Mano Le Tough, Mind Against, Mita Gami, Tini Gessler, Tony Y Not and Zombies In Miami.
Previous iterations of Ocaso have hosted artists including Solomun, Dixon, Âme, Michael Bibi, Maceo Plex, Adriatique, Jamie Jones, Bob Moses and Damian Lazarus.
The phase two festival will be released in the coming months. Tickets for Ocaso 2024 are available now and start at $259.
Moving to a new location in 2024, Ocaso will take place on a 200-acre beachfront ranch, The Bohemian Lagarto, offering overnight camping and beachside glamping options as well as hotel rooms. Shuttle service from the regional airport to the festival is available.
The environmentally-focused festival is plastic free and hosts beach cleanup events during the event. Playa Lagarto is also located roughly two hours from Santa Rosa National Park, where festivalgoers can explore tropical forests, surfing, bird watching and more.
Costa Rica is a relative hotspot for New Year’s-adjacent electronic music festivals, with Envision and BPM both also happening in the country each January.