Posts in Impact Brokerage
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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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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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 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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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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Guiones Beach Clean Up

On April 18, 2017 the Wanderlust Realty team joined in on one of Harmony Hotels monthly beach clean ups. Harmony organizes 3-4 beach clean ups a month, one in Guiones, Pelada, Nosara and Garza. Volunteers meet early in the morning to collect the trash that’s been left behind by visitors or washed up onshore.

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Top Reasons We LOVE Nosara

...Nosara is in every sense of the word a frontier community. The old timers paid the hardest dues and things have certainly gotten much easier in the last 10 years, but our town is still creating itself. We love and respect that we play a role in shaping the identity of our community and most of our neighbors do too...

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A Call to Arms. Or legs. Or breasts…

     Nosara is at her core a feminine being. Her waters warm and embracing. Yet they can swell in size and strength that give even the most confident human pause. Her breezes are nearly always caressing and gentle, but, every once in a while

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