Nosara is full of opportunities to contribute to the community. Together, with Friends of Nosara, the organizations below are working hard to make sure Nosara and all of its inhabitants (both animals and humans) are living and growing in a responsible way that is true to the Nosara lifestyle that we all love and value.

 Friends of Nosara Is a non-profit organization based in Nosara, Costa Rica founded in 1999 to encourage US expats and visitors to support Nosara's volunteer organizations addressing the impacts of development on this beautiful beach and jungle community. Gifts to Friends of Nosara are deductible as charitable contributions by US taxpayers.

Friends of Nosara Is a non-profit organization based in Nosara, Costa Rica founded in 1999 to encourage US expats and visitors to support Nosara's volunteer organizations addressing the impacts of development on this beautiful beach and jungle community. Gifts to Friends of Nosara are deductible as charitable contributions by US taxpayers.

NON-PROFIT ORGaNIZATIONS IN NOSARA

   NOSARA ANIMAL CARE    NAC's mission is to provide quality health care for Nosara’s most vulnerable animals. They rehabilitate homeless, injured, and sick animals and find them loving homes. They also provide have a low-cost spay/neuter program and offer low-cost veterinary care for at-risk animals living in low-income homes. 

NOSARA ANIMAL CARE

NAC's mission is to provide quality health care for Nosara’s most vulnerable animals. They rehabilitate homeless, injured, and sick animals and find them loving homes. They also provide have a low-cost spay/neuter program and offer low-cost veterinary care for at-risk animals living in low-income homes. 

   AMOR DE ANIMALES    Amor de Animales aims to provide people with the resources and education they need to take care of their animals properly. Through conducting studies on the local animal population, Amor is focused on determining the underlying factors that influence the relationship between animals and the community. 

AMOR DE ANIMALES

Amor de Animales aims to provide people with the resources and education they need to take care of their animals properly. Through conducting studies on the local animal population, Amor is focused on determining the underlying factors that influence the relationship between animals and the community. 

   TORTUGUIONES    TORTUGuiones is a community and volunteer-based sea turtle conservation project in the Guiones Sector of the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge that provides sea turtle conservation, outreach, and education to protect sea turtles and their habitat within this part of the refuge.

TORTUGUIONES

TORTUGuiones is a community and volunteer-based sea turtle conservation project in the Guiones Sector of the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge that provides sea turtle conservation, outreach, and education to protect sea turtles and their habitat within this part of the refuge.

REFUGE FOR WILDLIFE

Founded in January of 1999 the refuge has been a place for the injured, displaced and orphaned wildlife from Nosara and the Nicoya Peninsula region of Costa Rica for 18 years. Their mission is to rescue, rehibilitate, and release.

 
   BOMBEROS DE NOSARA    The Bomberos keep Nosara safe from more than just fires. Snakes, accidents, you name it these folks are here to help. There are 10 Bomberos, and two pumps to provide for all of Nosara and the surroudning beaches. 

BOMBEROS DE NOSARA

The Bomberos keep Nosara safe from more than just fires. Snakes, accidents, you name it these folks are here to help. There are 10 Bomberos, and two pumps to provide for all of Nosara and the surroudning beaches. 

   COSTAS VERDES    Costas Verdes non-profit was founded in 2009 by a group of young professionals (with a passion for surfing) who decided to bring back the native forest to some of Costa Rica’s most important surfing beaches. Particularly, Playa Hermosa and Playa Guiones - both which had remained barren for decades after being deforested.

COSTAS VERDES

Costas Verdes non-profit was founded in 2009 by a group of young professionals (with a passion for surfing) who decided to bring back the native forest to some of Costa Rica’s most important surfing beaches. Particularly, Playa Hermosa and Playa Guiones - both which had remained barren for decades after being deforested.

   NOSARA FOOD BANK    The Nosara Food Bank helps low-income families throughout the Nosara District. Items can be dropped off at the Super Nosara

NOSARA FOOD BANK

The Nosara Food Bank helps low-income families throughout the Nosara District. Items can be dropped off at the Super Nosara

NOSARA FIRE AND SECURITY

The Nosara Fire and Security group works to prevent crime and to educate visitors on safe practives. 

 

ESCUELITA DE NOSARA

Escuelita de Nosara is a non-profit association, providing SUMMERSCHOOL with varied creative and sportive educational opportunities to the children of Nosara and Santa Mart

   ESCUELITA DE VERANO LA ESPERANZA    Esperanza is a community on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. The Esperanza School Summer Camp provides a nutritious hot lunch and structured summer camp activities for the children of Esperanza.  Summer vacation is in January in Costa Rica. 

ESCUELITA DE VERANO LA ESPERANZA

Esperanza is a community on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. The Esperanza School Summer Camp provides a nutritious hot lunch and structured summer camp activities for the children of Esperanza.  Summer vacation is in January in Costa Rica. 

DAVID S KITSON LIBRARY

The David Kitson Library has been a great contribution to the community of Nosara, opening doors and opportunities for citizens of all ages.

   DEL MAR ACADEMY    Their mission is to award local children in Nosara, Costa Rica, with scholarships to attend Del Mar Academy, and to integrate Del Mar Academy and its many international students within this incredible community. The goal is that local children on scholarship comprise at least 10% of the student population.

DEL MAR ACADEMY

Their mission is to award local children in Nosara, Costa Rica, with scholarships to attend Del Mar Academy, and to integrate Del Mar Academy and its many international students within this incredible community. The goal is that local children on scholarship comprise at least 10% of the student population.

 
   SIBU WILDLIFE SANCTUARY    SIBU’s mission is to rescue injured, orphaned, and displaced wild animals and provide them immediate medical care, rehabilitation, and eventual release into the wild. Animals unlikely to survive in the wild receive a permanent enriching habitat for their life-term care.

SIBU WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

SIBU’s mission is to rescue injured, orphaned, and displaced wild animals and provide them immediate medical care, rehabilitation, and eventual release into the wild. Animals unlikely to survive in the wild receive a permanent enriching habitat for their life-term care.

NOSARA CIVIC ASSOCIATION

The Nosara Civic Association (NCA) is a group of Nosara area residents and businesses dedicated to protecting the beaches of Nosara and the surrounding environment. Now celebrating its 40th year, the NCA promotes an understanding of that environment’s fragility and the need for careful community development through advocacy, conflict resolution, and communication of relevant information.

PACK FOR A PURPOSE

Fluency in English is a key component to success in finding good employment in Costa Rica. Pack for a Purpose works with through travelers in order to bring much needed supplies to the local area. 

   NOSARA RECYCLES    In 2008 a group of concerned residents formed the ADN (Asociación de Desechos y Reciclaje de Nosara)  in response to the degradation of our immediate environment and natural resources. Our goal is to maintaina high quality of life by introducing modern and sustainable waste management practices in the Nosara area and beyond, while educating these communities on the importance of their participation in proper waste management.

NOSARA RECYCLES

In 2008 a group of concerned residents formed the ADN (Asociación de Desechos y Reciclaje de Nosara)  in response to the degradation of our immediate environment and natural resources. Our goal is to maintaina high quality of life by introducing modern and sustainable waste management practices in the Nosara area and beyond, while educating these communities on the importance of their participation in proper waste management.

 
 

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