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Be Inspired: Discover Costa Rica

Costa Rica, located in Central America, is bordered by Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador, the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It embraces all of the components of an IDEAL place to visit, with a unique cultural identity, breathtaking scenery and a wide array of wildlife, eco-tourism and adventures for everyone.  The rainforests are teeming with wildlife, including insects, birds, sloths and monkeys. The coastlines offer breathtaking beaches with rainforest backdrops. 

Costa Rica has a strong folk music tradition, which you will have the opportunity to experience throughout your stay. Dance and music go hand in hand in Costa Rica and salsa, samba, merengue and cumbia are popular styles of dance music. The marimba features strongly alongside Latin style rhythms.  Book a Music Tour to Costa Rica

 

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Flight to San José. Arrive and check in, 3 nights.

Day 2 / 3: City tour, sightseeing, rehearsal and concert

Days 4 – 6: Travel to Arenal National Park. Hotel in La Fortuna, 3 nights.

Sightseeing to include jungle trek, coffee plantation, sky walk. Rehearsal and concert.

Days 7 / 8: Travel to Punta Leona, a stunning beach location. Rehearsal and concert. Hotel, 2 nights.

Day 9: Check out, and travel to San José. Overnight hotel, 1 night.

Day 10: Travel day. Fly to UK

Day 11: Arrival in UK

VENUE HIGHLIGHTS

Your performances can take place in churches, auditoriums and museums with audiences made up of locals, tourists and officials welcoming visiting musicians. We can hire instruments throughout the year . Venue highlights include:

The National Auditorium Theatre at the Children’s Museum * The Metropolitan Cathedral of San José * Iglesia Luz del Mundo * La Fortuna Church * Teatro Melico Salazar

EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS

Mystico Arenal Hanging Bridges

El Silencio Trails lookout and observatory
El Castillo Butterfly Conservatory

Wildlife Jungle Cruise

Shopping for handicrafts and souvenirs at Galeria Namu, San José

Visit to a coffee plantation

EXTEND YOUR STAY IN COSTA RICA

Visit to Tortuguero: Accessible only by boat, the Leatherback Turtle National Park is 3 hours from San José.

Visit the Monteverdi Cloud Forest: Adventure activities in a stunning location with Skywalk hanging bridges and zip-lining, 4h from San José

What are you waiting for? Contact us for more details about when to travel, how to get there and how much to budget!

Be Inspired: Discover our Latin America Portfolio

Developing and discovering new places to take groups on a concert tour and nurturing relationships around the globe, is something that we’re very good at. Let OneStage take you on a new adventure, out of Europe and across the Atlantic to Latin America. We are proud to present our new Latin American Portfolio, and begin by presenting our first destination, Argentina & Uruguay. Here is a flavour of what OneStage can offer: Music Tour to Argentina & Uruguay

Discover Argentina & Uruguay

Argentina is a nation built on centuries of immigration, where cultures have combined to form a unique language, cuisine, music and dance. The hub of Argentina is its capital, Buenos Aires, with its distinctive neighbourhoods (48 ‘barrios’ in all), where you can lounge in colourful cafes and people-watch. Buenos Aires has been dubbed the “Paris of South America” with its European nature and its myriad of cultural happenings. There are theatres in abundance in Buenos Aires and the Argentinian love of Tango encompasses their expressive and passionate natures. As well as Tango, Argentine Rock (a blend of Latin American Jazz, Mambo, and Tango) is extremely popular. Discover an exciting city with a great big cultural heart, willing to invite you to perform and share its musical beat.

Other main cities to explore are Salta (a 2h20 flight) and Rosario, birthplace of Che Guevara.  A short boat trip across the Rio de La Plata, lies Montevideo, capital of Uruguay. From here, 2h by road, you reach the city of Colonia del Sacramento, who’s historic quarter (Barrio Histórico) is full of gorgeous old stone houses, cobbled streets, antique cars and is a UNESCO world heritage site.

It’s the sheer size of Argentina, its abundance of wildlife and spectacular natural wonders which offers so much possibility. Here is our simple approach to discovering a very small area of South America:

Venue Highlights in Buenos Aires:

The Pope’s Cathedral
Basilica Santisimo Sacramento
Iglesia San Carlos
El Salon Dorada
Festival “La Noche de los Museos

  

Sample 10-day itinerary:

 Day 1: Flight to Buenos Aires (BA) – overnight flight

Days 2 & 3: Arrival. Check in to a hotel in Buenos Aires for 2 nights. City tour and Tango show. Rehearsal & concert

Day 4: Fast ferry to Montevideo, Uruguay & check in to a hotel in Montevideo, 2 nights

Day 5: City sightseeing, Rehearsal and concert

Day 6 & 7: Travel to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site & check in to hotel, 2 nights. City sightseeing in Colonia. Rehearsal and concert

Day 8: Check out, full day ranch visit en route to BA. Overnight Buenos Aires, 1 night

Day 9: Travel day. Fly to UK

Day 10: Arrival in UK

EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS

Museo Evita
The Recoleta Cemetery & the tomb of Eva Peron
Teatro Colón (Opera house)
Argentinian cattle ranch day – have the full ‘Gaucho’ experience
Tigre Parana Delta
La Plata Cathedral (rooftop lift)

UNESCO historic quarter, Colonia

Extend your itinerary with some of these travel ideas:

Visit Rosario: with its fantastic waterfront city lined with neoclassical buildings & fabulous green spaces.
Visit Mar del Plato: a stunning seaside destination with spectacular beaches & a picturesque port.
Add an extra flight to visit the famous Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian border
Or explore more of South America and discover Chile: Buenos Aires to Santiago is only 2h20 by plane

Contact us to find out more about when you should travel and what to budget to plan your next tour, with OneStage, to South America

Photos courtesy of Buenos Aires City Tourist Board – buenosaires.gob.ar/turismo

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