CELEBRATIONS

CELEBRATIONS

SPECIAL AND UNIQUE

Ondalinda is centered at the intersection of music, art, culture, sustainability, and place. We focus on the merger of each of these elements to create something truly special and unique. Our Ondalinda x Careyes edition celebrates the magic of Mexico honoring each of these components. This edition plays into the natural wonder of Careyes allowing guests to experience all that this spectacular location has to offer. From it’s stunning properties, private coastline, delicious restaurants, and natural wonders, guests are encouraged to explore throughout the event.

SPECIAL AND UNIQUE

Ondalinda is centered at the intersection of music, art, culture, sustainability, and place. We focus on the merger of each of these elements to create something truly special and unique. Our Ondalinda x Careyes edition celebrates the magic of Mexico honoring each of these components. This edition plays into the natural wonder of Careyes allowing guests to experience all that this spectacular location has to offer. From it’s stunning properties, private coastline, delicious restaurants, and natural wonders, guests are encouraged to explore throughout the event.

SPECIAL AND UNIQUE

 

Ondalinda is centered at the intersection of music, art, culture, sustainability, and place. We focus on the merger of each of these elements to create something truly special and unique. Our Ondalinda x Careyes edition celebrates the magic of Mexico honoring each of these components. This edition plays into the natural wonder of Careyes allowing guests to experience all that this spectacular location has to offer. From it’s stunning properties, private coastline, delicious restaurants, and natural wonders, guests are encouraged to explore throughout the event.

Our 2018 theme was Alebrijes and Spirit Animals, a story which was tied into each day’s celebration. Shamans from around the world have looked towards the wisdom, guidance, and symbolism of spirit animals for thousands of years. Alebrijes derive their meaning from Zapotec cosmology where according to the sacred Zapotec calendars, we all have a tona - an animal that accompanies us throughout our lives. It is believed that this companion influences and shapes the very core of our personality as we organically adopt and acquire the character of that specific animal we’ve been assigned at birth. In Zapotec culture, their beliefs are rooted in destiny and manifestation and it is the union of the animal with the human where this merging of personalities takes place.

 

Throughout this year’s celebration, we encouraged guests to explore the different animals that encompassed each night's theme and to connect with their inner spirit animal as we journeyed together throughout each day.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR 2018 EDITION BELOW...

Our 2018 theme was Alebrijes and Spirit Animals, a story which was tied into each day’s celebration. Shamans from around the world have looked towards the wisdom, guidance, and symbolism of spirit animals for thousands of years. Alebrijes derive their meaning from Zapotec cosmology where according to the sacred Zapotec calendars, we all have a tona - an animal that accompanies us throughout our lives. It is believed that this companion influences and shapes the very core of our personality as we organically adopt and acquire the character of that specific animal we’ve been assigned at birth. In Zapotec culture, their beliefs are rooted in destiny and manifestation and it is the union of the animal with the human where this merging of personalities takes place.

 

Throughout this year’s celebration, we encouraged guests to explore the different animals that encompassed each night's theme and to connect with their inner spirit animal as we journeyed together throughout each day.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR 2018 EDITION BELOW...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Opening Reception at Playa Rosa Beach Club | 7 PM - 2 AM

Theme: Coquillages & Crustacés (Sea & Shells)
Dress: Beachy Chic

Welcome cocktails provided by Veuve Clicquot and dinner will be served at Playa Rosa Beach Club as we gather for our opening celebration. Following dinner, we will be hosting rising star, Victory, to open the event with a live vocal performance. Signed to ROCNATION, her music has been compared to the likes of Tracy Chapman and Nina Simone with sounds rooted deeply in jazz. After her performance, KMLN will keep us dancing with an uplifting DJ set, setting the tone for the days ahead.

Opening Reception at Playa Rosa Beach Club | 7 PM - 2 AM

Theme: Coquillages & Crustacés (Sea & Shells)
Dress: Beachy Chic

Welcome cocktails provided by Veuve Clicquot and dinner will be served at Playa Rosa Beach Club as we gather for our opening celebration. Following dinner, we will be hosting rising star, Victory, to open the event with a live vocal performance. Signed to ROCNATION, her music has been compared to the likes of Tracy Chapman and Nina Simone with sounds rooted deeply in jazz. After her performance, KMLN will keep us dancing with an uplifting DJ set, setting the tone for the days ahead.

Opening Reception at Playa Rosa Beach Club | 7 PM - 2 AM

Theme: Coquillages & Crustacés (Sea & Shells)
Dress: Beachy Chic

Welcome cocktails provided by Veuve Clicquot and dinner will be served at Playa Rosa Beach Club as we gather for our opening celebration. Following dinner, we will be hosting rising star, Victory, to open the event with a live vocal performance. Signed to ROCNATION, her music has been compared to the likes of Tracy Chapman and Nina Simone with sounds rooted deeply in jazz. After her performance, KMLN will keep us dancing with an uplifting DJ set, setting the tone for the days ahead.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Opening Reception at Playa Rosa Beach Club | 7 PM - 2 AM

Theme: Coquillages & Crustacés (Sea & Shells)
Dress: Beachy Chic

Welcome cocktails provided by Veuve Clicquot and dinner will be served at Playa Rosa Beach Club as we gather for our opening celebration. Following dinner, we will be hosting rising star, Victory, to open the event with a live vocal performance. Signed to ROCNATION, her music has been compared to the likes of Tracy Chapman and Nina Simone with sounds rooted deeply in jazz. After her performance, KMLN will keep us dancing with an uplifting DJ set, setting the tone for the days ahead.

Ceremonial Celebrations on Teopa Beach | 9 PM - 4 AM

Theme: The Deer
Dress: Tribal chic. We recommend boots or close-toed shoes that are comfortable in the sand.

Following the Official Ondalinda Opening Ceremony (6 PM to 8 PM at the Plaza), we will come together on the wild beaches of Teopa for a very unique spiritual journey. This evening will be inspired by the Deer, which for many indigenous tribes is one of the most sacred animals, representing spiritual guidance and mysticism. Fire reds, vibrant oranges, and luminous yellows will set the tone for the evening, lighting the way for this celebration.

Thursday evening will hold a ceremonial space outlined by candles shaped as the Chakana symbol; a universal symbol of wholeness. Each point, representing one of the 4 cardinal directions and one of the 4 elements of nature, will have a tent that will host a ceremony or ancient tradition sacred to Mexican culture.

Earth Tent

Pachamma
Ceremony

We will honor Mother Earth with
offerings of seeds, fruits, flowers and
prayers. Participants will create a mandala
with the offerings.


Water Tent

Water & Cacao
Ceremony

We will be honoring Water and Cacao with
sons and prayers. Participants will receive
a Huichol Limpia cleansing and personal
blessing.


Opening Reception at Playa Rosa Beach Club | 7 PM - 2 AM

Theme: Coquillages & Crustacés (Sea & Shells)
Dress: Beachy Chic

Welcome cocktails provided by Veuve Clicquot and dinner will be served at Playa Rosa Beach Club as we gather for our opening celebration. Following dinner, we will be hosting rising star, Victory, to open the event with a live vocal performance. Signed to ROCNATION, her music has been compared to the likes of Tracy Chapman and Nina Simone with sounds rooted deeply in jazz. After her performance, KMLN will keep us dancing with an uplifting DJ set, setting the tone for the days ahead.