Ondalinda 2016 Aftermovie Shows Intimate Mexican Festival's Strengths: Watch
Destination festivals are all the rage, and each exotic event becomes more beautiful, more intimate, and more “magical” than the one before. Ondalinda might be one of the most fanciful and personal festival experiences yet, with a full capacity of 450 representing cities as wide as New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Los Angeles, and Mexico City.
The inaugural four night excursion hit the Mexican beaches of Costa Careyes Oct. 27 through Oct 30 of 2016, with significant aesthetic and spiritual emphasis on the ancient Mayan culture and Dias De Los Muertos for which the festival was leading up. Dinners, jungle yoga sessions, and spa treatments kept attendees busy between musical performances from Blond:Ish, Sabo, NU, and more. There were even sculptural elements from Burning Man, courtesy of Mexico City's Mayan Warrior collective.
The event was presented in collaboration with the Careyes Foundation, who's president Filippo Brignone said called Ondalinda “an incredibly curated event.”
“(It) succeeded by breathing new energy into Costa Careyes,” Brignone is quoted in a press release, “a great fit for our already existing art and film events and our education programs with the local communities while remaining focused on the area's natural beauty. I'm proud to say that all the settings throughout the event were built and gathered by the members of the local communities surrounding Careyes.”
Watch the official Ondalinda after movie below to catch a glimpse and learn more.