For over forty years, the Nosara Civic Association (NCA) has been dedicated to preserving the character of the place we all love. Our work is focused in three areas: parkland protection, beach protection and community planning. We invite you to join with us in our efforts.

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.

Ethel Araya


Economist, Community Engagement Manager for Harmony Projects.

Nice Alterman

Vice President

Leadership and Board Consultant Retired

Fritz Elmendorf


Retired. Business entrepreneur. Owner of Organico Grocery Store.

Gustavo Hernandez


Business Manager. LHC Constructora

Anne Michel

Vocal 1

Teacher. Retired.

Luis Pardo

Vocal 2

Business Manager. General Manager for Olas Verdes Hotel.

KeriDawn Solner

Vocal 3

Event producer. venue manager and environmental & community activist. Co-owner Soccer coach.

Andrés González


Lawyer. . Founding partner IBL Consultores


Francisco Jiménez

Project Coordinator

Geographer. Masters Degree in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing

Roberto Acuna

Communications Coordinator and Membership management


Rafael Díaz

Parklands and trails caretaker

Boanerges Montiel

Parklands and trails caretaker