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What do all those acronyms mean?

You may have seen references to various plans, commissions, councils, and other bodies in Costa Rican media, including our Facebook posts. Here’s a guide to the plans and the acronyms used to describe them. PGM: Plan General de Manejo (General Management Plan), a document containing general guidelines for management of [...]

2020-05-11T13:49:18+00:00October 25, 2017|Featured|

Feeding the Neediest Among Us

Nosara is unique, according to Steve Mack of the Guanacaste Community Fund, in the number of local organizations that have come into existence to make ours a good place to live for everyone. This month we highlight two of those organizations and the woman behind them, Linda Tarlow. Shortly after [...]

2020-05-11T13:52:27+00:00September 20, 2017|Featured|

Cicadas, the forest’s choir

By Felipe López Have you ever wondered who makes that unusually loud buzzing noise you hear every day? A lot more often heard than seen, male cicadas serenade Nosara from nearby forests with their strangely romantic song that female cicadas find irresistible. Males sing by flexing their tymbals, which are [...]

2020-05-11T14:17:10+00:00May 15, 2017|Featured|

Costa Rica’s Solid Waste Management

This week's Guest Blog, by Jessica Sheffield of Nosara Recicla, first appeared in the Foro section of La Nacion on February 22. As Jessica points out, problems with trash management are not limited to Nosara! Costa Rica is known worldwide as a country that is "essentially natural" and "without artificial [...]

2020-05-11T14:24:35+00:00March 31, 2017|Featured|

How the Green Zones Nosara project came about

Jenny Kendler, Harmony Artist in Residence, created Green Zones Nosara as a community-sourced photography project that began this month. She describes below how she came up with the idea. "I visited Nosara for the first time in July 2015, to begin to get a sense of the special nature of [...]

2020-05-11T14:29:34+00:00February 22, 2017|Featured|