The lifeless body of a 30-year-old man was discovered at Envision Festival this morning in Uvita, effectively harshing the buzz of everyone in the vicinity. Since the body presented no signs of violence, it is assumed that the man overdosed on drugs, or drowned, but most likely overdosed, at least according to one expert in the comment section.

And at least one doctor was quick to agree: “Because of the background we already have of this festival, many patients have been admitted under the effects of drugs, with traumas and other things. Previously several patients have been intubated and transferred to another medical center,” said doctor Keylor Barrantes, a local doctor who obviously knows what he is talking about. 

Although some of the details surrounding the man’s death remain unclear, most likely due to the witnesses being rrrrreal fucking high on drugs, a call was made around 7 am reporting a body on the shore of the beach. A private paramedic unit transported the victim to Hospital Tomás Casas in Ciudad Cortés where the man was pronounced dead on arrival.

Awakening Human Potential

According to the Envionsion Festival website, “Envision is a celebration dedicated to awakening our human potential through the collective participation in art, spirituality, yoga, music, dance, performance, education, regenerative strategies and our fundamental connection with nature.”

And lots and lots of drugs:

According to Security Minister Carlos Hidalgo, local police arrested 11 festival goers for violating Costa Rica’s Psychotropic Law. Hidalgo also commented that 293 marijuana buds, 33 doses of cocaine, 37 grams of crack, 66 ecstasy pills and nearly 200 dosis of other drugs such as ketamine, LSD and “molly” were confiscated over the weekend. 





  1. Thats why with time I tend to get away from “BIG” festivals, rather like small gatherings of people that will take care of each other. All the joy and friendship may be an illusion as well, fueled by the substances and the thought that we are more or less changing the world in those events, are we? Or are we just fueling capitalism in a different way? is not envision just another way to get rich? Do they really care?

  2. Whilst the thoughts go out to the family and friends of the man that died, the festival cannot be brought to bear the responsibility for the actions of a single man. Personally, I think they go to great lengths to look out for each other and the participants. They also do a huge amount to change the way people think in the world. I’m sure this death will not be in vain and will serve as a reminder of the dangers of drugs. I have no doubt that the dangers of drugs will be on the agenda for workshops and talks in 2019.

    Once again thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this man.

  3. What led a young man to adopt, and follow, the pattern of addiction? I guess it isn”t too hard to fall into addiction, particularly when some of one”s peers, and adults, take on that style of living. Bu what troubles me more, is how do reasonably intelligent people “overdose. Well, for one, street suppliers are not “precise or knowedge about the components they mix. Users flirt with overdosing every time they indulge. I would think that if precise dosages were legally available without prescriptions (think aspirin) overdosing would be largely eliminated, and deaths would be avoided. But then there is the treatment of overdosing addicts. Just why is access to countermeasures difficult? These options should be allowed in battling the drugh scourge.