Mission: To honor and promote a sustainable future for the Nosara area.

Vision: A model community that values ​​the welfare of all living beings.


Between 1969 and 1972, American developer Alan Hutchinson purchased three farms with a total area of ​​1,110 hectares (2,718 acres) in the community of Nosara – a small community of farmers and ranchers. Hutchinson subdivided the properties into 700 construction lots with views of the mountains or ocean. His plan was to offer forest reserves, parks, shopping areas, a sports center, tennis courts, and a golf course to those who bought some of the lots.

When Hutchison could not fulfill his agreement to provide these amenities, owners united to form the NCA in 1975, with the purpose of protecting the environment and providing residents with basic services.

“The purpose of the Association is to promote the maximum material and intellectual growth of all inhabitants of the area known as “Nosara Beaches”, without any distinction; Promote the progress of the region without interference with the local culture of its oldest inhabitants and the scenic beauties of the area. It will also ensure the protection and conservation of the flora and fauna of the region, striving to maintain the natural ecological balance. It shall be responsible for the organization and operation of the services or services necessary to fulfill the above-mentioned objectives.”

NCA Status, 1975

Over the past 40 years, the NCA has contributed greatly to the community, from providing electricity and water to donating beachfront properties, to expanding the Ostional Wildlife Refuge. Today, we continue to support local organizations working to protect our fragile environment.


The term of office runs from April 1 to March 30. The board has seven voting members and the President Emerita, pictured below.

NCA board members

From left to right:

Attorney: Andrés González, President Emerita: Bobbi Johnson, Vice President: Virginia Wheaton, President: Ethel “Kuki” Araya, Secretary: Fritz Elmendorf, Treasurer: Nice Alterman, Member: Gustavo Hernandez, Member: Anne Michel. (Not in the photo- Vocal: Nick Fairman)