Nosara Real Estate Map & Sections

As a newcomer it can be difficult to navigate Nosara due to the lack of road names and street signs, but fear not. You can download our real estate map to make it easier, and read a short description of each section, complete with points of interest, to get you on your way to finding the neighborhood fits your needs best. Whether your dream property lies within steps of the world famous Playa Guiones surf break, or it’s a secluded ocean view property perched on a mountain, we can help you find it.

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The Magical Arribadas of Playa Ostional

One of the most profound and beautiful biological encounters any wildlife enthusiast can experience locally is an “arribada”. An arribada is a Spanish term used for “arrival” and in the Nosara area, the word is synonymous with the mass synchronized nesting of Olive Ridley sea turtles on the black volcanic sands of Playa Ostinal. Just a few kilometres north of Playa Guiones, within the World Wildlife Fund’s recognized conservation site of the Ostinal Wildlife Refuge, this year round phenomenon takes place to the delight of locals and tourists alike. 

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7 Reasons Why We Love Rainy Season

In Costa Rica, there are two distinct seasonal times of the year: the “Green Season” and the “Dry Season”. Green Season runs from May to mid-November and is referred to as the country’s winter. While mid-November to April is referred to as the Dry Season and is considered their summer. Both have their advantages and it is just matter of a simple perception shift to enjoy both.

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A Guide to Vacationing in Nosara with Kids

Nosara is the perfect vacation destination for families.   It’s simply awesome no matter what age you are!  Costa Rican culture is family oriented and kids are always welcome.  With direct flights arriving daily into Liberia, Costa Rica from most major cities in North America, traveling here is manageable for the entire family.  Here are some family friendly activities in Nosara to make your vacation exciting and memorable for everyone.

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Costas Verdes & BarriGuiones

Wanderlust Realty has teamed up with Costas Verdes and BarriGuiones to create this inspirational video in appreciation of all that they’ve done for the Nosara community. Their mission is to conserve and restore coastal ecosystems on public lands, including protected areas, publicly owned portions of beaches, mangroves, riverbanks and wetlands. Since Costas Verdes was founded in 2008, they have become Costa Rica's leading coastal reforestation organization. Today they have returned the coastal forest to two beaches of great national importance, Playa Hermosa and Playa Guiones - creating a real and tangible benefit in local communities. Among the benefits are: economic (more tourism), social (active participation of the community, including schools, schools, local businesses and government entities) and environmental. They have become the catalyst of the interests of the Costa Rican’s in recovering the coastal forest of our country.

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Nosara Yoga Guide

Nosara has a rich yoga culture and a practice location to match every preference!  Ranging from hip, simple spaces to grand structures - there is something for everyone and the instructors are top-notch no matter where you go!  Keep reading to find some of the area’s best locations to zen out.  

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Buying Property in Costa Rica

Interested in buying property in Costa Rica? Want to know where you should start? This blog is a great introduction into the purchasing process. As always, our team of dedicated and knowledgable staff is here to help you along the way.

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Stop the Shocks Monkey Race 2018

On June 24th, the members of the Nosara community put on their running shoes in support of the Stop the Shocks Project, whose mission is to prevent wildlife electrocutions on uninsulated transformers and power lines. The annual Stop the Shocks Monkey Race has been a favorite among the local and expat communities for 6 years running now.

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Nosara Talks: The Value of the Ostional Wildlife Refuge

Wanderlust Realty was happy to host Vanessa Bezy for her discussion about what “sustainable” means and the challenges Nosara faces to promote sustainability in the current tourism and development boom. She used sea turtles as an example of the value of protecting nature and wildlife to the local community and economy. She also covered broader environmental, social, and economic aspects but focused on identifying concrete ways that community members can make a difference in their day-to-day lifestyle to minimize their impact on local wildlife and promote sustainable practices in Nosara.

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Nosara's Dynamic Duo: Yoga & Surf

Where the jungle meets the ocean there is a unique marriage of tranquility and liveliness.  This yin - yang bond parallels the lifestyle that many people adopt here.  It’s pretty obvious that surf and yoga are a large part of the Nosara community and it’s easy to see why.  Both of these popular activities go hand in hand and draw people from all over the world!  

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Buying Your First Used Car in Nosara

Buying your first car in Costa Rica can be an intimidating process, but we are here to help guide you. We’ll give you the breakdown on everything from choosing the vehicle, to the legal purchase process.

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Wanderlust Quick Guide to Nosara Schools

Moving your family to a foreign country can be challenging, but finding your child's school options shouldn't be. We've put together this quick guide to schools in the Nosara area to save you time and help make the process a bit less intimidating. For a small town, Nosara has a diverse array of schools with a variety of educational philosophies. 

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Nosara Talks: Rethinking Our Relationship With Water

We were proud to host a community discussion led by Nick Mcalpin & Ray Moss. They helped us to gain a greater understanding of rainwater harvesting and stormwater management.

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Vive El Sueño Entrepreneur Showcase 2018

On Saturday, March 3, 2018, Vive El Sueño held their first annual Entrepreneur Showcase event, which gave it's graduates a chance to showcase their businesses to the local community. Attendees enjoyed live music by the Mini Supers while browsing the exhibits, and sampling  local and specialty food and drinks offered by participating businesses. Admission proceeds and raffle ticket sales went towards supporting the program. 

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Client Spotlight: Tom Walker

Tom and Karen Walker are our first friends to be featured in a Client Spotlight video.  Fortunately for us, they agreed to the project on the condition that the interviews happen on location at their favorite fishing spot, 100 miles off the coast of Playa Garza. We jumped on the opportunity and were blessed with 4 days of epic catch/release fishing. In total, there were over 39 marlin successfully released during our adventure. Enjoy!

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Nosara Talks: The Power of Aligning Private Business with Community Causes

Rebecca Saltman joined us to speak about the importance of Social Entrepreneurship. The idea that businesses and non-profits must work together to achieve mutual goals for their community.

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Nosara Talks: Sustainable Construction

Wanderlust Realty was proud to host a community discussion wth Roberto Meza, president of SPHERA Sustainability Consulting. With the pace of development in Nosara, we felt it necessary to bring in his expertise - sustainable construction and conservation.

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Nosara Talks: Costa Rica Solar Solutions

On April 25th, 2017 Wanderlust Realty hosted our first Nosara Talk. Scott Benson, from Costa Rica Solar Solutions, joined us to speak about how we can become a more sustainable community through implementing renewable energy sources such as solar power.

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