If there aren’t already enough reasons to visit Costa Rica, an event held October 13-16 should entice you to make the trip. The 2007 Costa Rican Music Festival features the members of TCR with special guest Jonas Byland and takes place at a beautiful mountain resort outside San Jose. Airfare is generally very cheap; I booked a round-trip ticket from O’Hare for $263 last year. Attendance fees are also quite reasonable, especially when compared to festivals in the US and Europe.
Do not be afraid if you are not fluent in the Spanish language. During last year’s festival, we were able to communicate musically and learn from each through non-verbal communication. If you have ever wanted to visit Costa Rica maybe now is the time to do so.