Do You Know What Our Dream Is?

To build a community that values the well-being of all living things.

Since its inception in 1975, the Nosara Civic Association has been at the heart of the Nosara community: promoting planning, civic activism, and conservation.

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

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

The magic of Nosara is no accident.

Much of its charm is the result of the hard work of the Nosara Civic Association.


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.

Luis Pardo

Kuki Araya
Vice President

KeriDawn Solner

Nice Alterman

Bart de Graaf
Vocal 1

Nicole Quesada
Vocal 2

Fritz Elmendorf
Vocal 3

Andrés González


Francisco Jiménez

Program Director

Geographer. Masters Degree in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing

Roberto Acuna

Communications Coordinator

Journalist and Producer

Juan Ignacio Chaves


Economist and Administrator. Masters in Business Administration

Rafael Díaz

Parklands and trails caretaker

Boanerges Montiel

Parklands and trails caretaker