Taking place on the stunning beaches of Costa Careyes, Mexico from October 27-30, Ondalinda is a boutique music and lifestyle festival embarking on its first journey this year with the goal of awakening the senses of those that attend. On the grounds of one of the world’s most coveted travel destinations will arise a community bound by alluring music, captivating activities alongside the waters of Mexico’s coastline, and a deep dive into the local Huichol culture during Dia de los Muertos weekend.
Transforming a private beachfront resort, Ondalinda will bring around 400 individuals together to experience an international music lineup that will include ethereal vocals and minimal production from Vienna duo HVOB, deep global instrumentations from Berlin based producer NU, groovy basslines from Barcelona’s own Audiofly, mesmerizing tribal soundscapes from female duo BLOND:ISH, and luscious deep house vibes from LA producer Sabo, along with LUM, Gandalla, MENDRIX, and The Happy Show.
Beyond the announced musical acts, those in attendance can look forward to no shortage of surprises along the way. They can also look forward to witnessing the legendary Mayan Warrior return to Mexico for the main event on Saturday night after its triumphant takeover of Burning Man 2016, which included a performance alongside the ubiquitous Robot Heart bus. Originally painted by visionary artist Alex Grey, the art car recently received millions of dollars worth of mind blowing improvements with awe-inspiring lasers and a visceral sounds system to transport onlookers to the very origins of Mexican culture.
In addition to the music, guests are also provided the opportunity to immerse themselves in complete relaxation and separation from the real word. Explore the transformative beaches of Careyes, travel the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean while paddleboarding or kayaking, or even journey beneath the surface and explore the colorful underbelly that awaits below while scuba diving. After a day of playing in the water, guests looking for rejuvenation call take part in jungle yoga while those seeking tranquility can enjoy spa services such as mud baths, massages, and ritual healing ceremonies.
Other highlights will include exquisite dinners hosted with delectable local cuisine, a cocktail party at Playa Rosa, an ocean sunset ceremony, and exclusive access to “El Cocodrilo” Beach Club every day from noon till sunset. Ondalinda will also join forces with Mexico-based entrepreneur and artist Philippe Moellhausen to transform Teopa Beach with monumental art pieces, vibrant decor, dazzling costumes, and indigenous live performances for guests to partake in.
Above all, Ondalinda aims to honor authenticity by showcasing the art and teachings of the local Huichol culture. A portion of net profits from the festival will be donated to the Huichol to support their mission to preserve sacred land through the organization UNESCO, and an exclusive collection of Huichol art by the name “Los Navegantes del sueño” will be displayed with never before seen masterpieces that reflect the cosmovision of this mystic community.
Guests can also take part in talks led by a world-renowned Huichol expert Humberto Fernandez and 35.000 community leader Santo, enjoy a screening of the award-winning film “Eco de la Montagna,” purchase artisan crafts from the Huichol people in the Plaza throughout the weekend, witness a Huichol shaman and local musicians open the exhibition to invoke the Gods and bless the event, and learn about the Huichol art and its meaning from the local tribe themselves.
When it comes to finding your home for the weekend, guests can choose from the many luxurious accommodation packages including breathtaking Castles, luxurious Villas, and beautiful Casitas. Whether you’re looking for a private villa framed by lush tropical gardens or an ocean castle featuring panoramic ocean views, Costa Careyes has an option to best suit your needs.
Join us on our journey into the hidden paradise of Costa Careyes for a truly transcendent experience. For more information on securing your tickets, please visit the Ondalinda x Careyes website. Please remember that space is limited and both tickets and accommodations are filling up fast.