What water shortages? One Nosara resident’s quest to prevent us going thirsty

Despite what the brochures would have you believe, Costa Rica is not made up entirely of lush, tropical jungle. Nosara is located in the countries driest region – Guanacaste. September and October here witness torrential rain on a daily basis, and other than the odd downpour in the months proceeding September and October the rest of the year is drier than a camels flip flop. This creates pressing dilemmas for local water authorities, and often leaves residents subject to water shortages due to local businesses efforts to prevent tourists going unwashed and thirsty. Despite efforts from the local ASADA team that work hard – often in the face of overwhelming odds to meet Nosaras growing water needs, shortages are still a problem. Although professional engineering teams have assured residents that the necessary infrastructure is in place to keep Nosaras water flowing for decades, the water system still faces a number of problems including outdated tanks, fractured pipes and underfunded management. Many with close ties to the issue feel that Nosara has been neglected at both the regional and national level and have taken it upon themselves to take the necessary steps. One such person is Nick Mcalpin. Born in North Carolina, Nick and his wife moved to Nosara in 2008. The combination of a desire for an off the grid lifestyle, along with a yearning to do something he enjoyed while serving the needs of the community inspired Nick to focus his expertise on the impending water challenges Nosara faces. Nick began by installing rainwater catchment systems on his property in Nosaras L Section. After word of his achievements spread Nick experienced a wave of requests from local residents experiencing water issues and thus requesting similar technology to that which Nick had set up in his home. Nick began his

Nick Mcalpin's pretty serious when it comes to water

Nick Macalpin’s pretty serious when it comes to water

quest to help people out and so began the organic birth of ‘Finca Pica’. If further validation was needed concerning whether Nick made the correct business choice one need only look at his work schedule – which doesn’t contain an opening until some time after June 2015. Nosara Real Estate Report recently sat down with Nick to get the lowdown on the  Nosara water situation, and discuss ways in which problems are being tackled.

NRER: So, I’ve heard you’ve been busy.

Nick: Slammed.

NRER: You’re building water systems around Nosara?

Nick: Yeah. The idea was to go into business primarily designing and building rainwater harvesting systems, and help people get started filtering their water supply, but with the constant pressure issues we’ve been having the last couple of years, I’ve been forced to focus mainly on tank and pump reserve systems.

NRER: Are you selling the tanks too, or just installing them?

Nick: No, we’re not selling tanks. We’re helping people get tanks at a discount. I’ve been working directly with la Casa del tanque in the Central Valley, which allows me to purchase tanks for about 40% of what they’re priced at locally. When several people need tanks at the same time i organize an order so everyone can split the transport costs. There’s no profit on the tanks themselves


 NRER: So how do the reserve systems work?

Nick: For people worried primarily about complete outages, we’ll have a tank somewhere on the property being fed by a small line coming from the house’s main water supply. When the water goes out, the homeowner can close a valve to shut off the ASADA feed, and open a valve to allow the pump at the base of the tank to pressurize the house. If the tank’s big enough, the homeowner can generally run off the tank until the ASADA provides water again. For people in neighborhoods with chronic pressure issues, which is slowly becoming more common, we have the ASADA feed run directly into the tank, and a pump / pressure tank system receives water from the holding tank and sends it to the house. The idea is that even though there’s not enough water pressure for the house’s water system to function properly there is generally enough pressure to keep a tank full, even at a trickle. Generally, the tank level will do most of it’s catching up at night when demand is low.


NRER: Can’t people elevate tanks, and use the elevation for pressure?

Nick: A column of water exerts about .43 psi per foot of elevation. A tank 10 feet tall on a tower 10 feet high, would only exert 8.6 pounds of pressure at ground level. A lot easier with a pump.


NRER: And the water coming from the reserve tanks needs to be filtered?

Nick: I worry more at my house about what I’m putting in the tank, rather than what’s coming out. The tanks are a closed system – tight caps, screened vents, three layer polyethylene. Sunlight can’t even get in. I begin with the basic idea that ASADA water should always be filtered, period. The first thing ASADA water should come in contact with on your property is a filtering system. Clean water in the tanks, clean water out.

NRER: What are you so concerned with filtering out?

Nick: Sediment always comes first. We have a ton of sediment in the Nosara water supply. Sediment’s what sent me down the path of researching all the available filtering options for our house to start with. I guess i got tired of taking aerators off all the faucets and dumping sand and debris out every few days.

NRER: What comes after the sediment?

Nick: We have a filter house next to our meter with two 10″ canisters. The first is a 25 micron sediment filter, and the second is a 10 micron carbon filter for chlorine reduction, and taste and odor issues. Once the water leaves there we’re plumbed to run through a salt free conditioning unit that will arrive in a few weeks, and the last stage is a 50 GPD (gallons per day) reverse osmosis unit in our kitchen.

NRER: What’s the idea behind the conditioner and the reverse osmosis?

Nick: The conditioner is for the calcium scaling. I didn’t want a conventional softener that i would have to add piles of salt to every year and have to supply with electricity. The salt free conditioners simply crystallize the calcium particles so they can’t bind together. It’s like the calcium’s not there as far as your appliances and glass surfaces are concerned, but it’s still in the water for everyone arguing the whole blue zone thing. The reverse osmosis unit just filters the water to a ridiculously fine point, and then runs into a separate faucet i mounted in the sink for filling glass bottles. the conditioner will help the reverse osmosis unit, as does the carbon filter outside, and the additional carbon filter on the unit itself. Two of the worst things for an reverse osmosis membrane are calcium scaling and even the slightest bit of chlorine.

NRER Isn’t the whole reverse osmosis thing overkill?

Nick: I’ve seen loads of sediment come down the line after a break in the main. I’d imagine any diesel, gas, transmission fluid, etc. that may possibly leak from this fine fleet of automobiles we see on our roads and run into the ditch with the rains can’t be far behind. I’d rather be safe than sorry.

NRER: Where are the pressure issues and outages coming from?

Nick: Growth in the tourism sector and development out-pacing upgrades to the system.


NRER: Is that where the whole rainwater thing came from, the water outages?

Nick: I knew for a few years i wanted to have a rainwater system, and was starting to feel pressure to have a good reserve system in place after running out of water several times last dry season. Once i figured out how to make one system out of the two concepts, i got it done.



NRER: So your rainwater system doubles as a reserve system?

Nick: Yeah. basically, we have a 4200L tank used solely to store ASADA water, three 1950L tanks connected directly to the gutters in the back yard, a 1950L rain tank in the side yard, three 55 gallon olive barrels off the front porch, and another 55 gallon olive barrel we intend to use to catch a.c. condensation after we change out the side porch to a metal roof for solar. That’s a little over 8000L of capacity in the rainy season, and once we run the rain barrels empty during the dry season in the gardens, we can just fill them with ASADA water for emergency use. well over 12,000L of storage all together. The long-term plan is to start a storage system up on one of our hilltops so when the rain tanks around the house fill up early in the rainy season, we can cut the pump on and send all the water up top to storage, emptying the tanks and making room for more collecting. you do that a few times during the rainy season and you can start stock-piling serious amounts of water.



NRER: You could actually fill tanks several times?

Nick: When you start doing the math, it gets pretty crazy what’s possible. I always use a 1000 square foot roof as an example to keep it simple. a 1000 square foot roof will shed 640 gallons of water for every 1″ of rain that falls on it. Guanacaste, on average, receives about 117″ of rain during the wet months. From 117″ that same 1000 square foot roof will shed around 74,880 gallons of water. You start figuring in bodegas, greenhouses, bus stops, hardware stores, and everything else with a roof on it and Nosara’s collective rooftops probably shed more water each year than we actually consume as a community.

NRER: Could most people actually catch everything that’s coming off their roof?

Nick: No, the average homeowner would most likely only catch a fraction of what’s available due to the cost of the tanks, and the space available to add more tanks. This is just a small piece of a bigger puzzle. even if you’re only catching a couple thousand gallons a year, that’s water the ASADA didn’t have to pay I.C.E. outrageous fees to pump, and your plants will love you for it.

NRER: And the water’s clean?

Nick: With a well designed system, the water going into the tanks should be free of debris. At the end of our downspouts, just below the gutters, we have screened downspout diverters that help the system shed leaves and any other large debris that could clog up our first flush systems. The first flush system just below the diverters is a long tube that catches the initial water coming off your roof when a rainstorm rolls in. The initial water coming off your roof is the dirty stuff containing bird crap, mosquito eggs and dust that collects between storms. Once the first flush tube fills up with the dirty water, a plastic ball floats to the top, seals the first flush tube, and the clean water runs into the tanks. We also have screened overflow outlets so the insects can’t simply fly into the tank through the drain. After the rainstorm, the first flush tube slowly drains itself through a bleeder at the bottom, ready to go to work when the next storm arrives.


NRER: How much water has to be diverted?

Nick: Between 12.5 and 50 gallons per 1000 square foot of roof space being collected from., depending on the severity of local pollution. Our rooftops are fairly polluted once our dust problem is factored in, so i tend to figure Nosara at around 35 gallons per thousand, a little more with tile roofs, which are a whole issue unto themselves.

NRER: Does the first flush make the water drinkable?

Nick: No. the first flush makes sure the water is free of debris and isn’t a dengue factory. How far a homeowner takes water purification after that is strictly up to them, depending on what they intend to use to water for. We’re experimenting with ours now, and have a whole filter system dedicated solely to the rainwater. For irrigation, no further filtering is needed.

NRER: So is rainwater collection something the ASADA should be pursuing?

Nick: No. Rainwater collection is an individual choice. It’s one of multiple steps towards a homeowner’s individual water security, although it would be great to see a big rain tank sitting next to the ASADA building itself. It would be a strong message to the 11 or 12 people who actually show up during elections.

NRER: So what are some other steps people should be taking?

Nick: I know it may not be an option for folks close to the beach, or in the densely packed neighborhoods, but out where I’m at, the first step is putting in a well. I won’t argue publicly for or against actually permitting the thing. I think there are strong arguments on both sides of the conversation, but nothing will push you harder towards individual water security than finding and utilizing your own water source. A good well system and you most likely won’t even need an ASADA hook-up. Once you start adding raintanks around all your structures with rooftops, and utilizing grey water more efficiently you can really see the whole self-sufficient thing start to take shape.

NRER: What do you mean by utilizing grey water?

Nick: Grey water’s the stuff, for the most part, without all the nasty stuff mixed in – washing machine discharge, kitchen sinks, showers and tubs. A guy in Tucson named Brad Lancaster has the best setup ever in his laundry room. Instead of the washing machine discharge hose being jabbed into a pipe that makes it’s way to the septic system, he has a whole set of pipes, each one labeled with the name of a different fruit tree. Every time he washes clothes, you just stick the drain line into a different pipe, in essence watering a different tree every time you do laundry. Water from outdoor showers can be diverted to different plants in the same manner. With the right use of organic and non-toxic soaps, shampoos, and laundry detergents, most grey water can be sent directly to fruit trees and native plants, helping keep hillsides green and roots strong and ready to hold delicate soils in place when the first rains return, all with little or no additional water use.


NRER: What about the nasty stuff? The black water?

Nick: Black water in Nosara, until very recently, has been ignored as a source of water. Conventionally in this area, you flush the toilet, and the black water runs into a septic tank, where the anaerobic bacteria naturally found in your waste, breaks the waste down before it is allowed to leach into the ground. When it hits the ground it comes in contact with aerobic bacteria in the soil and breaks down completely over time. People are finally exploring the use of 2 and 3 tank aearated septic systems around town. The 1st tank is like normal where the anaerobic bacteria does it’s work. In the 2nd tank, a small aerator is used to introduce aerobic bacteria into the waste – kind of like the pump blowing bubbles in a fish aquarium. The aerobic bacteria from the pump can do the work much faster than would naturally occur in the soil, and treat the water to an almost drinkable quality. You can then use the water for irrigation. Imagine if every time you flushed the toilet, you were stabilizing hillside vegetation, rather than leaching waste into the ground.


NRER: Well, what about the neighborhoods near the beach and the more densely packed areas?

Nick: If i lived in one of the neighborhoods now experiencing chronic pressure issues, the first thing to do is get a reserve system. 25 pounds of pressure for several months straight, for me, just won’t cut it. I think it would be pretty smart for a lot of these neighborhoods to start working together for water security, much the same as they do for break-ins. In many of these neighborhoods where the pressure always struggles, you can find deep, heavy producing wells. I’ve seen wells down near the beach that would provide for 10 or 20 houses. I know you can’t legally sell your neighbors water, but a group of neighbors could definitely cooperate with each other to help improve their situation. If the entire neighborhood can’t be brought together, people could start on a 2, 3, or 4 house level and go from there. In the neighborhoods with the worst pressure issues, folks may want to consider getting together in groups, and collectively purchasing the last available lots near them, before they’re sold and built on, adding to the problem.

NRER: What about the ASADA problems as a whole, and the need to upgrade the system? What now?

Nick: There’s a small army of folks exploring every option available to try and get ahead of this issue. New wells are being drilled and tested. Alternate sources of water are being looked into. Broad funding is being lobbied for. The engineer’s plans have been submitted. If approved, this gives the ASADA some breathing room, and also helps them get out of the shadow of the whole voluntary rate system and move towards a more financially sustainable model. Does the planned overhaul of the system go far enough when you take into account per person water usage in the project? Probably not even close, but it gives us a starting point. A regional dialog has also been initiated in hopes that eventually the 6 or 7 sister ASADAs in our immediate area can begin to work together to solve problems, and in the long term, share water in times of crisis through a well integrated system. If the major obstacle we always run into is regulation, maybe we should start thinking on a national level and try to change what’s preventing the fixing of water issues. Helping keep everything up and running however does start on a local level. Its laughable to see everyone bitch about water issues on Nosara rant and rave facebook page, only to have 25 of us, out of 500 and some odd meters, actually show up to vote for who gets to run the show and interact with all these agencies.

NRER: So this won’t all just fix itself if we give it time?

Nick: No!

For more information contact Nick Macalpin at alwaysurf@gmail.com
















Condos are king as Nosara property prices rise

As Nosara property prices climb real estate offices are witnessing a growing number of clients wishing to experience the Nosara lifestyle while avoiding paying the kind of money that regular property ownership requires. This has lead to an upswing in inquiries about condominiums in Nosara. Here’s a few reasons why the condominium ownership option is more attractive than ever:


Many Nosara property owners are foreigners who choose to use their home only certain times of the year. They often spend only a small portion of their time in Nosara, and so managing their property from overseas can seem daunting. However condo owners have no such worries. One of the leading benefits of owning a condo in Nosara is that the vast majority of the day to day maintenance is taken care of by a Home Owners Association (HOA).


Condo Del Sol - An Incredible location at a great price

Condos Del Sol – An Incredible location at a great price

Renting your condo out to either long or short term visitors to Nosara is a fantastic way to offset ownership costs. Due to a number of factors including expanded flights into Liberia Airport and increasing media coverage of Nosara as a tourist destination vacation short term rentals have experienced a significant boost in recent times. Nosara boasts a number of highly acclaimed international schools which has been a catalyst for more and more families to able to spend greater amounts of time here. This has lead to a significant increase in long term rentals. Given their location and affordability condos often represent the best choice for both short and long term renters.


One of the spacious bedrooms at Villa Las Palmas

One of the spacious bedrooms at Villa Las Palmas

Many foreign investors arrive in Nosara with dreams of owning an incredible beachfront luxury home or swanky ocean view residence. The reality is that the price of these properties is beyond the reach of many of these visitors, particularly when their Nosara property will not be their primary home. Condos however afford the owner the opportunity to enjoy all of these benefits at a fraction of the price. Many of the condos available in Nosara are close to the restaurants, nightlife, shops and last but not least – only steps from the beach.

Featured below is a selection of some of the fantastic condo ownership opportunities currently available in Nosara:

Villa Las Palmas

vLP1Located in a tranquil corner of North Pelada the Villa Las Palmas luxury condominiums are situated as close to the beach as Costa Rican law will allow. Villa Las Palmas offers a serene, luxury lifestyle and comes with fully tended gardens, large pool, laundry room and VLP224 hour security. Villa Las Palmas features modern amenities and lots of living space. There are currently lots of options available to own a condo at Villa Las Palmas, with some of these homes priced well below market value. Prices start at $185,000. Click here to see our Villa Las Palmas listings.

Condos Del Sol

CDS3Only a minutes walk away from the ‘palm tree entrance’ to Playa Guiones Condos Del Sol are located in the H Section in a 10 condo boutique style development. Condos Del Sol come fully equipped with modern furnishings, a state of the art kitchen, beautiful pool and rancho area and are CDS2within a stones throw of local restaurants and shops. If you’re searching for the ultimate Nosara location that offers substantial rental income potential at a price that won’t break the bank then Conds Del Sol is a great option. Prices start at $249,000. Click here to see our Condos Del Sol listings.

Villa Del Sol

VDS4The Villa Del Sol development are the current jewel in the crown of the Nosara condo market. They sit within a thirty second walk from a stunning (and private) beach. They are constructed according to the latest European standards and include the highest quality fixtures and finishings. These are the VDS2newest condos to hit the Nosara market and in terms of construction and aesthetics they are unmatched. Big, comfortable and private (gated community). Villa Del Sol has garnered a great reputation for solid rental income and has a first class management team all ready in place. Prices start at $265,000. Click here to see our Villa Del Sol listings

Although condo ownership in Nosara is not for everyone, the location, convenience, and potential to generate solid income continues to appeal to a wide range of foreign investors. If you are thinking of embarking on a Costa Rican adventure and feel that a condominium could be right for you contact us now to help you decide which property is for you.



5 ways to ruin your visit to Nosara

Drive like a jerk

rallyThe smoothing out of the Nosara roads has long been a source of contention among residents, with valid arguments both for and against the paving of the roads. Irrespective of what is, isn’t, should or shouldn’t be happening the fact remains that the dusty, potholed roads that currently connect Nosara can be perilous for drivers, pedestrians and local residents in more ways than one. If you catch yourself plodding along in your car behind a motorcycle, waiting to shoot past them while thinking “what in the hell is wrong with this town?” then a quick glance in the mirror should answer your question.

Remedy: Take a breath, remember where you are and ask yourself whether you really need to be there 30 seconds earlier.

Set up business with the first person you meet

beachcryRemember that guy at Tropicana feeding you guaro shots while promising two hundred percent annual returns in the land of Pura Vida? Well, you’ll definitely remember him when the hard earned cash you dropped on that ‘investment opportunity of a lifetime’ mysteriously disappears, leaving you to wonder whether it was the incredible sunsets, hot locals or stunning ocean views that prompted you to leave your business brain at home in a jar. Granted, Costa Rica is abundant with honest, well intentioned individuals pitching genuinely alluring business opportunities. But like anywhere there’s always the bad apples, and it’s amazing how many well educated, street smart visitors are happy to chew on those apples when they descend into ‘Costa Rica’ mode.

Remedy: If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. Don’t think the business acumen you’ve acquired in your native country qualifies you to outsmart the Costa Rican system. Don’t mix business with pleasure, and when it comes to making big decisions trade the local nightclub for the local attorney’s office.

Disrespect the local environment

plasticbeachAs the international travel media spotlight focuses more and more on Nosara phrases such as ‘holistic hotspot, undiscovered Shangri-La’ and ‘jungle paradise’ get reduced to off the cuff, snappy advertising jingles. This doesn’t make them any less true. Nosara is all of these things and more because the residents – both human and non-human are creatures who genuinely care about the unique, fragile and increasingly threatened place they call home.

Remedy: Recycle, don’t throw litter, and if you see litter then tap into your inner altruist and pick it up. If you buy real estate remember that the ‘it won’t hurt if I just cut this one tree down’ attitude is the reason you might find yourself sitting in your dream house ten years later wondering why the natural beauty and abundant wildlife that seduced you in the first place has ‘mysteriously’ disappeared.

Only do things that you’ve done before

cpSure, your hotel room is ridiculously comfortable and the TV comes with 150 channels of witless gibberish. But did you really come all the way to Nosara to watch “Robocop” with subtitles? One of the most common travel regrets involves the phrase “If only I’d have done that when I had the chance.” In Nosara that thing you didn’t do could be anything from reeling in a monster marlin to barreling down the beach watching sunset from atop of a horse

Remedy: Leave your comfort zone behind. Get out and try one of the many activities Nosara is renowned for. Your TV will still be there when you get home.

Throw money around yammering about how you’re gonna turn this hick little town into the new Acapulco

greedydeveloperIf you’re looking for the express lane to becoming a social pariah this is the best place to start. Boracay in the Philippines, Honolulu in Hawaii, The Bukit peninsular of Bali – The list of once dreamlike locations that fell victim to a lethal combo of questionable local leadership, entrepreneurs for whom ‘enough’ is an alien concept, and goose1tourists who feel entitled to their ‘slice of paradise’ goes on and on. While the majority of visitors see the beaches, sunsets, wildlife and stunning beauty of Nosara as the ultimate reflection of the amazing planet we call home, a minority look at the same natural beauty with a dollar sign attached to it. It’s only natural that visitors to Nosara become enchanted by it’s inherent magic. However it might befit us all to remain mindful of Aesops famed Ancient Greek fable that spoke of another naturally occurring magical wonder: A goose that laid golden eggs – Ring any bells?


If you have the money to throw around, throw it at charitable causes such as local wildlife and education.

How to survive the Jungle – Top 5 medical complaints for Nosara tourists.


As visitor numbers to Nosara increase annually so does the number of patients walking (sometimes limping) through the doors of Playa Guiones Paradise Medical Centre. Although accidents invariably happen some basic planning and precautions can help keep you happy and healthy during your travels. Nosara Real Estate Report recently spent some time with Paradise Medicals resident Doctor Alejandro Gutierrez to get the lowdown on the most common complaints and how to avoid them.

1. Ear infections / Swimmers ear

KSsurfersearEar infections and swimmers ear is the complaint that Paradise Medical deals with the more than any other. Nosara visitors spend a lot of time in the water. The water can get trapped which creates humidity in the ear canal leaving the area open to infection. This is a case where prevention really is better than cure, and the simplest way to prevent it is placing a few alcohol drops in the ear after being in the water.

2. Gastro intestinal issues – Travellers diarrhea.

washvegThis one can really ruin your vacation. Restaurants in Nosara generally have a very high standard of hygiene, but if you’re cooking at home sometimes vegetables may contain certain bacteria. The same goes for the water. Even though the water here is great, it may contain bacteria that visitors digestive systems are unfamiliar with. For a few people it can take time to adjust. If you’re preparing food at home be sure to wash all vegetables thoroughly.

3. Allergies and skin complaints.

sunburnSkin issues are a common complaint here, and are usually the result of sunburnt skin combining with the dust. A lot of tourists underestimate the strength of the Guanacaste midday sun. Be careful to wear the right clothes, and to apply some solid PF45 sun cream before outdoor activities, particularly if you just rolled into town and your skin hasn’t had time to acclimate.

4. Surf related injuries.

dropinThere are days when I walk down to the beach, see the conditions, and just know that there will be surf casualties arriving at the office that day. Most surf injuries happen on smaller days in strong offshore winds. The small size attracts beginners which means people start dropping in and ditching their boards rather than duck diving. Also, the windy condition mean surfboards often get blown back and hit people. It’s a tough one to prevent. People are always going to want to surf, but a good start would be for the surf schools to teach students etiquette and how to read conditions.

5. Flu

fluThis one can be difficult to avoid. Flu is contracted in so many different ways. People coming through airports, changes in climates, exposure to dust etc. The best way to avoid the flu is just through basic care and hygiene. Wash your hands as often as possible and if you develop symptoms, come and see us at Paradise Medical, get some meds and then be prepared to stay home and see it through.

healthinsureCosta Rica provides citizens and permanent residents levels of health unparallelled anywhere on Latin America. However, if you’re neither a citizen or resident and you get sick or injured you have two options – either fall back on the health insurance policy you wisely invested in prior to your trip, or be prepared for the kind of expenditure that will potentially leave your bank balance in tatters.

ATV“Nosara is renowned for physical, outdoor activities – surfing, ATVs, horseriding – which although fun can and do lead to heavy injuries” says Dr Guttierez. “I’ve overseen people being taken out on helicopters at night with emergency doctors on board which runs into tens of thousands of dollars. Even though that kind of situation is rare, it’s often the case that ambulances have to take tourists to the nearest hospital in Nicoya. Although the facilities in Nicoya hospital are generally good, there are certain injuries they aren’t equipped to deal with. For instance there is no neurosurgery unit , MRI or catscan facilities at Nicoya, so depending on your injury, you may then have to be transferred to Liberia or San Jose, and it gets extremely expensive. It seems that in the excitement of planning a vacation people think that nothing can possibly go wrong and it’s amazing how many people come to me in need of care with no medical travel insurance.

Hopefully the following information won’t be necessary, but for more information on the services available at Paradise Medical services call 2682-1212. For emergencies call either 8865-7892 or 8823-1355



Sunset Peak – One more reason Nosara is first choice for retreat organizers

Sunset Peak is currently for sale. Click this link to view the 

SPKAs Nosara further cements it’s position as one of Central Americas leading holistic hotspots it’s no surprise that the local retreat centers are taking a precedent setting number of reservations. Whether it be yoga, surf, health and fitness, or conferences and weddings, rest assured that there’s a place in Nosara which has you covered. Well now there’s a new kid on the block and if early reports are any indication it’s already set to be one of the local retreat industry forerunners.



SPPOne year ago, after prospective buyer Luis Davila saw the practically limitless potential of the property now known as Sunset Peak he immediately knew he’d discovered a place, that with the correct nurturing could soar above and beyond the competition. After signing on the dotted line with full confidence that a little tender loving care was all that was needed to awaken the latent possibilities inherent in this stunning property, he went from prospective buyer to proud new owner. “In a place as SPQincredible as Nosara you don’t have to search too far to find bliss, particularly when many of your clients are traveling from places where constant sunshine, warm breezes, perfect waves and natural beauty aren’t as abundant as they are in Nosara” said Luis. “But there are certain places to stay around the world where the management mission statement is to take guests beyond bliss. The level of customer service needed to achieve this is immense, however just as important is the location. As soon as I saw Sunset Peak I knew that having this as a location for a multipurpose retreat center was a no brainer.”

SPMOne Glimpse from the Rancho at the edge of Sunset Peak’s expansive outer Terrace is enough to appreciate what Luis was thinking. Set back from the huge pool, and scattered with native wood furnishings it serves as the perfect place for anything from a yoga class, to a dining location unparalleled for treating guests to the sublime light show of a Pacific Sunset.

SPOThe 2 acres on which Sunset Peak sits comprises a large main house with 4 bedrooms, and a second living area with 2 bedrooms. Sunset Peak can comfortably accommodate up to 15 guests. As well as being perfect for retreat groups, Sunset Peak is also available as a vacation rental. For more information check out the new website, or contact Nosara Real Estate Report.











Tennis is now a true lifestyle option at 506

cIts no secret that in addition to yoga and surfing Costa Rica offers an immense range of outdoor activities to get the heart racing. In a country where you can find fun ways to exercise at every turn it comes as no surprise that tennis in Costa Rica is proving such a hit, and spearheading this surge in popularity is the town of Nosara. While this may seem a bold statement one need look no further than the fact that in a town so small there now exists three separate areas housing tennis courts. In 2008 there were only 3 tennis courts in Nicoya, 2 in dTamarindo and a small number of others in private residences scattered around the Guanacaste peninsular. It is courtesy of Club Colibri, Nosara Tennis club and the continuous improvements being made at the 506 community development that only six years later Nosara has more courts than any other town on the Guanacaste peninsular. In a town famed primarily for surfing and yoga one man is confident enough in the future of Nosara as a Central American tennis mecca to put his money where his mouth is.

aIn the three years since North Carolina expat Sam Carver broke ground on the 506 tennis development it’s already played host to a Costa Rican national doubles final and the Costa Rican equivalent of the Davies cup. In addition to attracting high level coaching clinics from the United States 506 has made significant moves to encourage local talent, and now holds regular clinics specifically aimed at grooming local youngsters into serious competitors. “I always knew there were kids in Costa rica who would be great at tennis if they were given the opportunity” says Sam. “We now run affordable clinics for 7-9 and 9-11 year old local kids. bIt’s very exciting to see this really becoming part of the community and it’s encouraging that it’s got so popular in such a short time. Three years ago we had a big field and a plan to build two tennis courts and develop it from there. 3 years later we’ve got 3 tennis courts and we have the condo project.”

gWhile 506 is helping youngsters realize dreams of tennis stardom, the ‘condo project’ Sam is referring to is helping people to realize another dream – owning a great coastal property at an affordable price. The Hidden Palms condos are a mere 30 second walk from the tennis courts, and if any further proof was required that this place was truly a tennis flovers dream, one need simply check out the tennis court shaped swimming pool around which the condos have been created. “The condos are something for people who love tennis, who love Costa Rica and who want to invest in a community they can enjoy for the rest of their lives” says Sam. “This week we’ve had people staying from Australia, Chile, Greece, France, Argentina and Costa Rica. eThere’s a really eclectic international mix of people brought together by a simple love of tennis. Eventually there will be a total of 12 condos all of which represent a great option for those looking to live here, retire here, generate rental income or just visit for a fantastic vacation in paradise.”

kSo if you’re a tennis lover, yogi, surfer or just someone searching for an opportunity to own a slice of paradise at a price that doesn’t break the bank, a viewing of the Hidden Palms development should be at the top of your to-do list. For more information on how to be a part of this exciting new project contact us now.


New businesses set to go in Nosara!!

 The hotels are filling up, the dust masks are standard issue and seldom does a single wave go unridden. The 2014 Nosara high season has started with a bang, and the increase in visitors has given rise to some cool new businesses up and running in town. Check out the Nosara Real Estate Reports guide to the latest offerings from it’s business community.


La Bodega Mercado

labodeg3What – Anyone recall Panchos? Well forget whatever you remember because the whole spot now has a brand new face courtesy of the of the team that dreamed up La Bodega Mercado. The love that’s gone into the place is evident as soon as you step in. From the incredible wine selection, the full range of superfoods, the spice and flour range, the brand new dĂ©cor, through to the tunes that will have you dancing while you shop.

The new owners have left no stone unturned in their quest to provide Nosara residents with fresh and alternative produce at unbeatable prices. La Bodega has just opened and is already a hit with local residents. Expect more great things in the very near future including a deli section featuring the full range of outrageously tasty juices from Go-Juice.

labodega2Where – Left turn coming from Playa Guiones at 5 points, midway down the road to Playa Pelada on the left

When – Weekdays and Saturday 8AM-7PM Sunday 10AM-5PM

Contact – 2682-0282



crbarWhat – Rumblings regarding whats happening with this as yet nameless space have been traversing the Nosara coconut wire for some time now. After speaking with the team taking over the place Nosara Real Estate Report can confirm that plans are underway for a Costa Rican Gastropub with a ton of heart, designed to remind people that despite the westernization of Playa Guiones, we still live in Costa Rica. Expect great music, awesome food, insane beers and unforgettably good times at prices that reflect the true Costa Rican experience. Be excited!!

Where – Next to el ferreteria

When – Soon enough!

Contact – TBA

El Centro Comercial

bombaWhat – The new Nosara commercial center currently has a Liquor store/Minisuper and a souvenir shop. With a few spare units running adjacent to these it probably won’t be long before a few new businesses move in. Watch this space!



Living Cafe

nosara1What – Building on the success of the previous season the Living Cafe is back with a brand new menu. This menu features a wide range of unique signature dishes that are currently proving wildly popular with guests. Whether it be The Whole Shabang, The Divine Calling or the Blue Rhapsody all items on the menu are as delicious as their inventive names would suggest. The smoothies and desserts are equally glorious. If you haven’t yet checked out the Living Cafe yet you’re in for a treat.

Where – The Living Hotel – Playa Guiones North

When – Currently 8AM-4PM but dinner opening coming soon

Contact – 8377 0037 / 2682 5201 www.livinghotelnosara.com

Go juice

gojuice gojuice2What – In bygone days the mere mention of a ‘food truck’ would conjure images of a dilapidated trailer doling out noxious, greasy food and empty calories. Times have changed. Thanks to popular chefs and quirky foodies getting in on the act the modern day food truck has become a celebration of fine cuisine. After washing down the Poke Tuna bowl (raw poke tuna over sushi rice with ginger, sesame and soy sauce) with one of Go Juices freshly blended range of juices it becomes clear that ‘fresh cuisine’ is the surefire mandate for Playa Guiones first food truck. If you haven’t experienced the Go Juice food truck then it should be at the top of your to do list because raw fruit and vegetables never tasted so damn good.

Where – At the intersection to the North Entrance of Playa Guiones

When – 8AM-5PM Everyday

Contact – 8682-4692

Nosara Surf Academy

kimboWhat – Strictly speaking, Nosara Surf Academy is not a new business, however the location has changed and it looks set to become stronger than ever. Nosara Surf Academy has used it’s established history of success as a platform to move onwards and upwards. The new office boasts a huge quiver of new surfboards and if you thought the previous location at The Gilded Iguana was good, wait until you see where they are now.

kimbo2Where –  At the intersection to the North end of Playa Guiones

When – 7.30AM-5.30PM

Contact-8535-5855 / 2682 0309



iquadWhat – Again, not a new business but one which has changed locations and still promises the same incredible service that has established it as Nosaras leading ATV tour and rental company. If you’ve yet to experience rolling through the Guanacaste hills and rivers perched on one of these things then you should make it a priority.

iquad2Where – 50M past the Frogpad in Casa Limon

When – 9AM-5PM Everyday

Contact – 8629-8349



sadfWhat – Despite an element of mystery surrounding the spot formerly known as Pacific Azul we have it on good authority that the space will soon be transformed into a rotisserie chicken eatery named ‘Macho’ restaurant. For more info you’ll just have to wait until it opens.

Where – Opposite Kaya Sol on the former Pacifico Azul location

When – Opening hours TBA

Contact – 2682-0700

Solo Bueno

solobueno2What – Remember the ultra chill, surf shack hostel on the way to the North entrance of Playa Guiones? Well, it’s undergone a major facelift, and after major work and a whole lotta love it was recently unveiled to the public. Anyone who attended the recent Caricaco Festival opening party is now well aware that despite the changing vibe of Solo Bueno the place is at least as cool, and arguably infinitely cooler than it used to be. Solo Bueno restaurant and bar is now open for business with a menu featuring insane mojitos, seared scallops, New York strip steak and a range of dishes concocted from the days freshest ingredients. Watch this space for coming live entertainment.

solobuenoWhere – Look for the signs 250m down on the left when heading to the beach on the North Playa Guiones road

When – 11.30AM – 10PM

Contact – 2682-1284


RAD Boutique

zxcvWhat – If it’s clothes you’re looking for then Playa Guiones has a wealth of options, providing those clothes are boardshorts, tank tops, T-shirts and Yoga Pants. But if you’re after something a little more elegant then RAD boutique has got you covered. As the restaurants and nightlife in Playa Guiones head more upmarket RAD boutique was created to fill the long overlooked gap in the market pdfkmhbto provide elegant, stylish ladies clothing and accessories. Despite being around last season the owner of RAD Boutique has taken it up a notch and now operates out of a great location on Guiones High Street. Definitely worth checking out.

Where – Follow the upper terrace steps from Cafe De Paris. RAD boutique is just before Howling Monkey Tours.

When – Mon – Sat 10AM-4PM

Contact – 8320-6377



tibidaboWhat – Tibidabo offers an enticing range of traditional Spanish dishes including paella, imported meats and cheeses and some seriously habit-forming desserts. Maximum culinary love in an elegant minimalist setting with great service, great styling and great food.

Where – Driving to the beach on the Central Playa Guiones Entrance take the first left after Coldwell Banker

When – 12PM-10PM everyday except Tuesdays

Contact – 2682-0837

Nosara Love

love2What – As Nosara shifts towards becoming increasingly upmarket it’s refreshing when something comes along to remind us of the towns hippy roots. Susana and Manolo have done exactly that in the shape of Nosara Love. This stunning little bohemian boutique was constructed from recycled wood and represents a truly unique way to display their impressive loverange of ladies clothing, leather accessories and jewelry. All of the products on offer at Nosara Love were made in Costa Rica by small independent family companies and this place should surely serve as a blueprint for the future approach to business planning in Nosara.

Where –  On the land between Cachos Surf School

When – 10AM-6PM

Contact – 2682-0182

Chorotega Surf School

chorotegaWhat – Two of Nosaras best and most well established surf instructors have decided to branch out and start their own surf school. Much as you’d expect from a surf school run by instructors of this caliber the list of happy customers is huge. As the Playa Guiones surf instruction market steadily grows expect these guys to be at the front of the pack.

Where – Chorotega operates out of Momma Rosa Hotel.

When – All year round

Contact – 8518-9495


Nosara Concierge

NC3What – Whats better than a Costa Rican vacation? Nothing! Unless of course during the course of that vacation everything from your accommodations, personal chef, adventure tours, spa services and literally everything else you can imagine has been taken care of before you arrive. Nosara concierge was created to provide all of the above and more, with the sole aim of guaranteeing its clients the most stress free vacation possible. The word vacation literally means to ‘leave behind’ and if you’re the kind of person who intends to do exactly that then Nosara Concierge is there to exceed your expectations.

NC2Where – Nosara Concierge has an office behind Bagelmens

When – Year Round




Sunset peak

SP3What – This 2 acre private property has recently been transformed into a luxury haven for family and friends, retreat groups, destination wedding groups and anyone looking to spend an incredible vacation in Nosara. Sunset peak is perched atop of Las Huacas mountain, and despite the revamp the view remains as spectacular as ever. Sunset peak boasts an expansive main house, a double and single cabina, a huge swimming pool, outdoor bar area, a beautiful rancho, and a few thousand square meters of lush gardens to explore.

Where – Las Huacas Mountain

When – All year round




Costa Rica Reef Adventures

chimoWhat – If science devised a way to hardwire a sonic fishfinder device to someones brain then the result would be local Nosara legend Allan (chimpi) Matarrita. Actually, for the sake of accuracy his name is now Captain Matarrita because he just went and got himself a sweet new boat. In addition to half day and full day fishing tours services include sunset cruises and marine life watching tours. Despite being the new kid on the block early reports indicate great things.

Where – Playa Garza

When – All year round

Contact – 8612-2347 or check out the Costa Rica Reef Adventures Facebook page.




Businesses unite as Nosara declares war on plastic


wildpoldsriedIn a wind-swept corner of East Germany sits the town of Wildpoldsried. At first glance this quaint European hamlet of only 2600 people seems an unlikely place to start a revolution, however dig a little deeper and you’ll see why this town is winning every environmental award under the sun – the same sun that supplies them with a clean energy surplus of over 321 percent.

solusRecently, Fox News, under the helmsmanship of gazillionaire, media misanthrope Rupert Murdoch, a mob of either misinformed, or more likely crookedly corrupt pundits presented this segment. It claimed the levels of solar energy produced in Germany couldn’t be produced in the United States because, wait for it,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Germany is way sunnier. Yes. You read that right – Germany is sunnier than the United States. The undertones are glaringly obvious, and translate to “shut the hell up, focus on Kim Kardashians ass, and accept that clean energy isn’t appearing on the menu anytime soon.” Despite being a major shareholder in so many fossil fuel companies, surely climate change denier Rupert Murdoch couldn’t have a vested interest in campaigning against clean energy, right? If Murdoch has his way then poet Gil Scott Heron was spot on in asserting “the revolution will not be televised”. If the revolution was being televised then the achievements of places like wildpoldsried would be global front page news.

While were on the subject of issues unlikely to make the mainstream news anytime soon how about this one: Exxon Mobil, Koch Industries, Rupert Murdochs Newscorp and the rest of the environmental hoodlums appearing on the list of high profile fossil fuel lobbyists.

As people awaken to the environmental havoc that these entities wreak, Western governments are plummeting down the popularity polls with unprecedented speed. Americans watch helplessly as congress limps along, indifferent to their forsalconcerns, incapable of implementing policy, redistributing resources according to whims, enslaved by the interests that bankroll the politicians who run it. In the opinion of all but those entrusted to run the system, the system has failed, and herein lies the irony: The same system which tries to subdivide people according to race, social strata and other illusory divisions, has inadvertently begun to unite people. Research shows that global populations are increasingly unified in their growing apathy towards a system hellbent on ignoring their concerns, which brings us back to the town of Wildpoldsried. As mainstream media continues to hoodwink it’s dwindling audience about the abundance of clean energy options, Wildpoldsried exemplifies the growing number of communities in which skepticism over the ability of existing power structures to enact change has reached breaking point. In a world currently fertile with opportunities wildpoldsried serves as a blueprint for those who have realized that change will only come when citizens are emboldened to leave those decaying structures behind and take direct action.

So what exactly does this have to do with Nosara? The answer, though multifaceted, is essentially simple. Firstly,  Costa Rica is not some kind of wild West where laws should be not be adhered to. On the contrary. However if you’re looking for a place in which people come to find freedom from certain rules, regulations and bureaucratic booby traps then this is it. 

Second: generally speaking, the residents of Nosara, both expat and local, are well intentioned, environmentally minded individuals who genuinely care about the unique, fragile and potentially threatened place they call home. The structure and system of Nosara is in large part what the inhabitants choose it to be, and a few nefarious individuals notwithstanding, they choose preservation and protection.

Amongst a myriad of other contributing factors, it’s the aforementioned that best highlight just why Nosara is so fertile for the kind of movement that the dictionary defines simply as this:


Nosara Real Estate Report recently spent time with a Nosara Resident who personifies the results that can be achieved when one person makes independent, grass roots moves to enact change. Originally from Maryland Page Sieffert is a pilates instructor, and local campaigner who first visited Nosara 12 years ago. After marrying a local Costa Rican business owner, Page is now the proud mother of a two year old boy. Page recently shot to local stardom after a video plea she made to cut down on the unnecessary use of plastic in Nosara went viral.

GB“It came about because the young kids in my neighborhood were not being educated about trash disposal,” says Page. “They didn’t see that what gets thrown in the river ends up in the ocean. One day, after a big rain, a ton of plastic washed up on the beach and I got into a conversation with one of the local kids about it. I showed him pictures of the Pacific garbage pile and a picture of a fish with plastic in its belly. Some of these families rely on the ocean and rivermouth as a tur4source of food and this young child was visibly shocked at what he saw. That evening I had dinner with a friend. We talked about what had happened and it was my friends 10 year old daughter who came up with the plastic challenge idea.”

I knew firstly I had to analyze my own behavior, and then ask myself what I could do to try and ignite some kind of change. I thought about how often myself and others return from the beach with plastic trash they have collected that day. It was frustrating that after carrying other peoples trash from the beach to the car park trash cans, I’d then spend more time picking up the plastic straws people had thrown on the ground after finishing their pipa drinks.”

“Right before I was about to make the video I ran into my friend Jessica. She runs the recycling center and informed me they had run out of funding for the recycle trucks. At the end of my challenge video I challenged my friends Yali and Kristen to come up with something, and they came up with something incredible. After appealing to local business we had managed to raise enough money to keep the recycling trucks running for another two years.” 

Since the release of Pages Nosara challenge video the domino effect has been swift and better yet, effective. In addition to the funds raised for the recycling trucks, moves are now underway to drastically reduce the use of plastic in Nosara. NPNP2What started as a campaign targeting plastic straws has now lead to a string of Nosara businesses boycotting the sale of plastic bottles. “The Nosara No Plastic idea was a collaborative project that grew from the Nosara Plastic Challenge,” says Page. “Its great how this campaign has resonated with the community and taken on a life of its own, and really highlights the willingness of the business community to take collective action.”

NPNP3The plastic bottle campaign is simple, in that you can’t buy one, at least not in participating businesses. Instead, you pay six dollars (a dollar of which goes to local initiatives) for a medium sized reusable glass bottle, and then refill it for free (or a voluntary donation) at any of the partaking outlets whose logos are displayed on the back of the bottle. These include: Beach Dog Cafe, Howling Monkey, Pilates Nosara, Taco Taco, Coconut Harry’s (store and school), La Bodega Minisuper in Pelada, El Chivo restaurant, Go Juice, Il-Basilico restaurant, Living Hotel, Remax, 506,  Del Mar Academy and Solo Bueno. Although these bottles are yet to hit the shelves organizers hope the campaign to be in full swing by the beginning of the 2014 high season.

Following on from the plastic bottle initiative is the Nosara Sustainable Restaurants campaign. At the time of writing this initiative remains in its infancy, however organizers are hopeful that the majority of Guiones restaurants will get on board. Partaking restaurants in Nosara have pledged to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • SRAUse only biodegradable take out containers
  • Compost all food leftovers
  • Donate waste kitchen oil for bio-diesel
  • Only sell reusable glass bottle drinks
  • Abstain from using plastic cutlery or straws
  • Recycle everything they can

“To claim that the Nosara challenge has completely changed the place would be an exaggeration,” says Page. “I know that  there are so many passionate people doing great work, but if the plastic challenge has raised awareness of some of the environmental issues we are facing then I’m happy. People are recycling more, even if thats simply because of the information that’s been made available. Many people want to recycle but are unsure how to go about it. I think this all begins with education, and if nothing else at least the challenge has raised awareness and education.”

Nosara Real Estate Report is confident it speaks on behalf of the Nosara community in expressing gratitude for the great work done by all who have participated and taken inspiration from the Nosara Plastic challenge. If you have further suggestions Page can be contacted at info@pilatesnosara.com . That said, if you really feel like doing something, remember that this is a grass roots movement, and in the immortal words of Jesus, or Gandhi, or Nike (we can’t remember which) JUST DO IT!!!


The Expat Guide to Nosara Schools

Update for 2021-2022

Coming Soon!

Maybe it’s down to a growing discontent with the state of affairs in their home nations, or that internet speeds nowadays allow for portable careers, or that people are simply seeking a better existence for themselves and their family. Maybe it’s a combination of all of the above. Either way the net result is conclusive: that increasing numbers of parents are nowadays choosing to jump their native ship in favor of new horizons.

o-CHILD-SURFING-900But what exactly are these ‘horizons’ comprised of ? Beaches, surf, yoga, fresh food, cleaner air, a safer environment, a more active lifestyle? Granted, these are undoubtedly luxuries that life in a place like Nosara affords us. However the precursor to the enjoyment of these luxuries are the underlying necessities, or more simply; the basic building blocks that enable expats to build a life here. And if you ask a significant number of expats who have endeavored to build that life what the key necessity is, their answer (food, water and oxygen notwithstanding) will be unanimous – schools!

nosara2Expat parents in Nosara are all too aware that uprooting their family to move here is a life changing event not only for them but for their fledgling Einsteins. One of the biggest obstacles is finding the right school for their children. While the educational transition from one country to another will doubtlessly bring challenges, the fact that new environments broaden perspective and play a major role in their child’s positive development is a critical motivating factor.

With this in mind the Nosara Real Estate Report has published the following guide to the schools in Nosara. Please note the information contained herein provides only a brief snapshot of what these schools offer. More detailed information can be found on the website of each respective school.

Del Mar Academy


13204421700-delmaracademy02Founded in September, 2007 as a nonsectarian, co-educational, independent day school Del Mar Academy provides education for children from diverse backgrounds from as young as 18 months though to grade 8. Their schooling model is based upon Montessori principles of independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural  physical, psychological, and social development. The higher grades incorporate the international Baccalaureate program. Del Mar Academy states that they aim to guide students towards being “aware, agile and effective global citizens armed with globally recognized qualifications.”


11Toddlers: Practical life skills – motor skills – language skills – Sensorial skills – Basic Math skills – Dramatic play – Art

Ages 3-6: language – Mathematics – Science & Environmental studies – Geography & Culture – History – Practical life / Life management skills – Sensorial exercises – Physical Education, Health & Athletics – Peace Education

Lower / Upper elementary: English and Spanish Language arts – Mathematics – Science – Social sciences – Information Communications Technology – Life Skills – Economics and money management skills – Community involvement and service – Peace education

Middle school: The middle school curriculum continues with Montessori principles while placing increasing emphasis on preparing students for the International Baccalaureate Program. In addition to core studies such as math and science middle schoolers will be introduced to physical education, technology, agriculture, music, industrial and plastic arts, and life skills.


Del Mar Academy accepts applications and inquiries from all parents of children ranging from 18 months to 13 years old.

Although anyone may apply Del Mar states that the admissions committee assigns priority for admission according to the following criteria:

560428_10150893964003649_1352532771_nFirst admission priority is given to:

  • Siblings of currently enrolled students
  • Commitment to the Montessori Philosophy
  • Montessori Transferees


DMA fees are payable as either a single payment or 3 separate payments. Separate payments are subject to a nominal admin fee.

Toddlers annual payment
8.00am – 11.30am 5 days = $2500   3 days = $1950   2 days = $1375
11.30am – 3.00pm 5 days = $2500   3 days = $1950   2 days = $1375
8.00am – 3.00pm    5 days = $4428   3 days = 3320     2 days = $2214

Casa Half Day Tuition: Available to 3-4 year olds – Annual fee = $5950

Casa Full Day Tuition: Annual fee = $8041

Elementary (Lower and Upper) Annual fee = $8100

Middle and High School (7th, 8th, and 9th grades) Annual fee = $8170

What the school says

10356418_10152323383313649_3629379828901978185_nThe observations and teachings of Dr Maria Montessori serve as the platform from which The Del Mar Academy educational model takes its inspiration. Through a range of hands-on activities including motor skill coordination, spatial refinement and kinetic movement Del Mar Academy encourages students to develop their observation skills and their ability to learn independently. Research has shown that the leading indicator of future success is a sense of self-assurance. It has been clearly proven that if encouraged to make decisions from a young age children become independent, free thinking problem solvers who manage their time well and become highly functional adults. Under the careful guidance of teachers the Montessori approach spurs children on to make their own choices, and to take initiative while cultivating self-respect and a sense of personal accountability.
Del Mar foresees itself becoming a beacon of modern education. Changing times call for changed approaches. We created a program that helps our students to graduate with the confidence to seize exciting new opportunities. It is our intention to equip young people with the necessary skills to face the impending challenges of adulthood.

What the parents say

Del Mar is a great school, which focuses on making education a pleasure rather than a chore. The Montessori approach works very effectively with my own children. My sons class is comprised of 6-9 year-olds. He takes class with both younger kids and older kids which affords him the opportunity to be both a mentor and an apprentice. The grounds and facilities are beautiful. The kids are outdoors a lot and both my wife and I love that Del Mar Academy places significant emphasis on a child’s connection with nature, something which is sorely absent in big city schools. One of the biggest benefits that the school provides is to Nosara as a community. Without Del Mar Academy many families simply wouldn’t be here, and this school has been pivotal in allowing many new families to call Nosara home. For some parents Del Mar Academy isn’t cheap, however I think for the level of education they provide it’s par for the course in this kind of environment. Obviously as more families are moving to Nosara there have been challenges. Enrollment has increased significantly but the school is doing a good job of accommodating and embracing the growth.

Website:      www.delmaracademy.com
Telephone:  2682-1211

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Academy Del Sol


campus-beautification-day_planting-herb-garden-2_jun-20132-920x383Academy Del Sol provides a flexible, high quality, bilingual education in an environment for children from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. In addition, to the academic curriculum they focus on promoting creativity and curiosity via hands on experiential learning. Academy Del Sol places significant emphasis on student involvement in the community. It strongly encourages its pupils to immerse themselves in the Costa Rican culture and activities such as surfing and community projects. Academy Del Sol is a U.S. Accredited satellite school.

guanacaste-day_girls_jan-2013-920x383The curriculum covers all of the core subjects integrating Science and Social Science, study units in Language Arts, Math, Art, Music and Drama. The academic standards are aligned with both U.S. and Costa Rica to provide a rigorous education. This year Academy del Sol will begin The Global Citizens program to give children the skillset to create more sustainable societies in harmony with nature. The course adopts project-based learning focusing on outdoor, hands-on activities. Students and community members will work together to create natural structured buildings, an organic edible garden and sustainable local business practices by applying traditional knowledge and modern perma-culture principles.

A good range of extracurricular activities including physical education, music, cooking, gardening and after school surfing are offered. Frequent field trips are taken to learn about the history, geography and culture of the local area.


The Academy del Sol website states that the following documents will be required for entry:

  • Transcripts from the last two years (not applicable for pre-kindergarten or kindergarten)
  • Results of standard or specialized testing, if requested and applicable
  • Two letters of recommendation – One social, One academic
  • A copy of the students passport and birth certificate
  • A copy of the child’s vaccination record


Academy Del Sol fees are based on the length of time the child is enrolled for the academic year. A five percent discount will apply if tuition fees for the full year are paid prior to the first day of the semester.

Full Day | Pre-K – Grade 6 –  10 months = $500   5 months = $600   3 months = $675
Half Day | Pre-K/K |               10 months = $370   5 months = $450   3 months = $525
Half Day | Pre-K/K |               10 months = $300   5 months = $400   3 months = $475

Family discounts apply to families with three or more children enrolled in the same academic year at HSBA or affiliate school Academy Del Sol Nosara. Third child = 10% discount. Fourth child = 15% discount. Fifth child = 20% discount

What the school says

primary-grades1-920x383Academy Del Sol is committed to providing high standards of guided independent learning and language instruction for both visiting and permanent students. We work tirelessly to create a safe and nurturing environment, which endeavors to remain as connected to the natural environment as we are to the students who share time here with us. In addition to our set curriculum, we place a significant emphasis on guiding students to become culturally and environmentally minded citizens.

What the parents say

Planting_960-by-420-920x383If you asked my son his opinion then the first thing he would say is “fun”. He loves to go to school and I love the fact that he returns home daily with increased environmental and community awareness. There is lots of reading and academic focus alongside activities like surfing and environmental studies. When he started at Academy Del Sol his English was minimal. His English progress has been swift and he is now genuinely bilingual. What myself and my child really love about Academy Del Sol is the sense of intimacy it brings both socially and educationally. It’s a fairly small initiative but I think that is one of its strong points. The small class sizes is one of the schools greatest selling points, and the amount of guidance and individual attention that students receive can not be over emphasized. The staff who run it work hard to deliver a good standard of learning and a great environment for a child to develop both educationally and emotionally.

Website: www.academydelsolnosara.com
Telephone: 2682-5398

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Home School Beach Academy Nosara


Teaching-1-920x383Home School Beach Academy (HSBAcademy) provides guided independent learning and Spanish language instruction for visiting middle and high school students (grades 7 – 12). Students following their own independent home school curriculum receive instructional oversight while visiting Costa Rica, be it for a few months or several years at a time. HSBA shares their facility and grounds with their sister school Academy del Sol Nosara.


Girls-920x383The HSBA curriculum utilizes individualized study plans guided by a facilitator. This gives students the flexibility to attend classes according to their own schedule. HSBA help arrange a wide variety of extracurricular activities that help students feel the warmth and sense of family that is integral to Costa Rican culture. Other activities outside of the program include Surf Club each Friday afternoon along with community events.


The HSBA website states that the following documents will be required for entry.

  • Transcripts from the last two years
  • A description of the curriculum the child will be studying alongside a document stating the child’s educational goals and learning objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation – One social, One academic
  • A copy of the students passport and birth certificate
  • A copy of the child’s vaccination record


Monthly tuition = $500. A five percent discount will apply if tuition fees for the full year are made prior to the first day of the semester

Family discounts apply to families with three or more children enrolled in the same academic year at HSBA or affiliate school Academy Del Sol Nosara. Third child = 10% discount. Fourth child = 15% discount. Fifth child = 20% discount

What the school says

Teaching-4-920x383HSBA is committed to providing high standards of guided independent learning and language instruction for both visiting and permanent high school students (grades 7-12). The advantage to our program is that students aren’t sitting in a classroom from 8 AM-3:00 PM every day providing more opportunities for our students to experience living and learning abroad.

What the parents say

Teaching-1-920x383I would like to say that I would highly recommend Home School Beach Academy Nosara to any interested family due to the way the school is run. The director’s never-ending energy and attention to detail amazed me. She is deeply involved with each and every student and cares about them and their family.

Website www.hsbacademynosara.com
Telephone 2682-5398


Casa De La Estrellas


estrellas027.jpg.800x5000_q90Located midway between Playa Guiones and Garza on the beautiful and secluded beach of Playa Rosada Casa de las Estrellas Kindergarten has recently expanded to accommodate primary school students into the school. Casa de las Estrellas provides an environment that encourages a child’s imagination, sense of wonder, capacity for creative play and connection to the natural world.


10710603_590247317768366_5748947022667627792_nThe Casa de las Estrellas curriculum has been designed to provide children with a sense of security, balance and harmony while developing their emotions, cognitive skills and conscious awareness. Daily activities include morning assemblies to connect, engage and discuss the day ahead followed by playground and beach visits. Educational activities throughout the week consist of art, creative play, preparing food, arts and crafts, drawing and painting. The week is rounded off on Friday by creating healthy treats and crafts for both the classroom and home.


Admissions for Casa de las Estrellas is for youngsters between the age of 2.5-6 years old and is open to all. On their website it is clear that Casa de las Estrellas takes pride in its multicultural learning community. It states that a founding principle is to foster coexistence between children of different backgrounds regardless of income level. One of their fundamental principles is to promote respect of, and support for, children of different cultures and social strata. They believe an understanding of these differences is key to building equality, mutual respect and cultural assimilation.


10653347_590247627768335_422856736646903240_nCasa de las Estrellas has a monthly fixed fee of 200,000 colones, but families unable to meet this are not excluded and there is a range of scholarships available to families most in need. On their website Casa de las Estrellas states their belief that education based around holistic principles is the right of every child and not limited only to those who’s parents can afford it.

What the school says

Inspired by Waldorf educational principles Casa De las Estrellas was founded to provide daily rhythm to the lives of 2.5 to 6 year children in an environment of security and trust. We have created a program where students of different ages work on a range of activities including gardening, cooking, sewing, knitting, woodwork, cleaning and storytelling in a fun environment. The mixed aged classes promote a strong sense of kinship which offer older children the opportunity to act as caregivers and role models. The child’s mind is nurtured and strengthened through a program of daily creative play while activities such as storytelling and art provide daily nutrition for their blossoming imaginations. Much of the day is spent outdoors appreciating and learning from the stunning surroundings and rich natural treasures of the local environment.

What the parents say

10411231_590247831101648_5882030443249920546_nCasa De Las Estrellas has created a great environment in which to teach children to love learning in a safe and secure environment. I like that the younger kids mix with the older kids and feel its a great system in which the kids get to play both mentor and apprentice. The people that run it are caring, attentive, highly attuned to a childs needs and motivations, and they treat my son with as much care as they would their own children. Casa De Las Estrellas is great value. I love that they make it affordable for parents of limited means and that their admissions policy works hard to cater to all parents regardless of their financial status. The school grounds are incredible. Casa De Las Estrellas places lots of emphasis on outdoor activities and as a parent I really couldn’t wish for a better setting for my child to begin their school years.

Nosara – An Adventurers Nirvana

In addition to some of the planets most consistent surf; jungles, rivers and mountain trails are just a selection of the features that the Nosara landscape offers. The net result is something pretty special: AN ADVENTURERS’ PARADISE!! If your’e looking to make the most of your time in Nosara then the following guide will show you how.


005Playa Guiones picks up both North and South facing swells delivering rideable waves here over 300 days a year. Great waves for newbies but still plenty of waves for everybody from beginner to expert.

Coconut Harrys Surf School:2682 1852

Nosara Tico surf school: 2682-4076

Cachos Surf School: 2682-5531

Safari Surf School: 2682-0113

Nosara Surf Academy: 2682-5082

Agua Tibia Surf School: 2682 5508

Surf Simply: info@surfsimply.com


zip-lineTraversing majestic mountain ridges and valleys, soaring high above multiple ravines, with breathtaking vistas of rivers, waterfalls and the Pacific Ocean. Suitable for nature lovers, adventurers, families and all who wish to experience the ultimate canopy tour adventure; Miss Sky Canopy promises to be the experience of a lifetime: 2682-0969


horseridIf theres one thing Costa Ricans know about its horses. For novices and experienced riders alike, horse riding really rates as one of the foremost ways in which to immerse oneself in the splendour of the Costa Rican landscape. Playa Ponies: 2682-5096



fisSailfish, snapper, yellowfin tuna, snook, mahi mahi, roosterfish, black, blue and striped marlin – in short: some of the best sport-fishing on the planet. Fishing Nosara: 2682-0606



ATV rentals / tours

atvWhether you’re a veteran, or completely new to the thrilling sport of off-road ATVing, the terrain in and around Nosara provides an abundance of both epic scenery and first rate riding.

I-quad 8629-8349, Monkey Quads 2682 4067

Howling Monkey Buggies

howling-monkey-adventuresUnique military grade buggies with amazing local guides make for a safe and thrilling ride into remote terrain. Observe Howler Monkeys, exotic birds, and a variety of other jungle dwellers in their native state. Howling Monkey: 2682-0624



kThis tour has long been a favourite amongst Nosara visitors. After five minutes serenely paddling down the mangrove lined waters of the Rio Nosara, and palpably feeling your blood pressure drop as you float past a multitude of exotic species of birds and monkeys you’ll understand why. Drifters Kayaks: 2682 1280


yogNosara has gained international recognition as one of the worlds leading yoga hotspots. Here is a selection of some of the many options available to either novice or seasoned yogis.

Living Hotel: 2682 5201

Costa Rica Yoga Spa: 2682-0192

Nosara Yoga institute: 2682 0594

Studio Guiones:  2682-0096

Harmony Healing centre: 2682-4154

A match made in Nosara – Yoga, surfing and…..tennis?

Who wants to hear more about how Nosara is a yoga and surfing Mecca? Okay, well then who wants to know how these activities correlate on a deep psychological level that promotes unity of body and soul? Okay….well then……

yogasurfAsk a skilled Yogi what’s on their mind during an advanced pose and the answer is a resounding “zilch”. Ask a surfer what they’re thinking while shooting through a barrel and the answer will be the same: Feeling? hell yes,  thinking – welcome to a wipe-out. Whether it be a flawlessly executed, hands-free lotus headstand or a perfect cutback, advice from those capable of performing such maneuvers always converges at the same point: Don’t think it….Just do it!!

1000px-Challenge_vs_skill.svg_Sports psychologists refer to it as ‘the zone‘ – a pinnacle human experience during which worry, fear and anxiety are temporarily suspended, and replaced by a level of consciousness that facilitates an otherwise impossible fluidity of precise physical movement. Hindus refer to it as ‘Dharma‘, Buddhists (and ninjas) as ‘mushin”, Yogis as ‘flow‘ and surfers as ‘that place where you lose yourself and find yourself’ – Okay, maybe not all surfers, in fact maybe just the surfer who when not yammering on about inner bliss was busy extracting cash from distraught bank clerks at gunpoint.

Nevertheless the point remains the same, and in a town replete with activities which vibe with this dharmic, Bodhi-esque approach it’s little wonder that tennis in Nosara is proving such a hit.


“Tennis requires a lot of concentration and discipline” says local pro and Club Colibri founder Dan Mainzer. “The principles underlying success at tennis fall in line with the same principles that yoga and surfing demand. Yoga teaches practitioners not to force any pose, but to find the depth of the pose in the moment. In surfing, unless you’re at Jeffreys Bay or G-Land it’s difficult to predict what the wave will do next. The wave energy you’re riding is often an unknown quantity best met with on the spot instinctual reactions. Nowhere will you find a more perfect example of an activity that incorporates all these concepts better than tennis. They’re solo sports that require presence, balance and instinctual movement. When these things come together it’s the best way to have fun and spirit you away from  your daily existence.”

IMG_1439_optAlthough Nosara is known by many visitors primarily for yoga and surfing Dan Mainzer is confident that Nosara can one day be held up in equal measure for tennis. “So many people come here for surfing, yoga, cleansing, and adventure but I hope to add to that list” he says. “Tennis is another activity where the lives of those who participate simply improve. There’s already a good range of things here geared towards helping both locals and tourists live better, but if we can add to that list then that can only be a good thing”.

10271540_863485697002100_2567101502454450733_n[1]In addition to promoting Nosara as a serious tennis destination Dan remains committed to raising the games profile on a local level. To that end much of his time is taken up coaching youngsters – something for which his enthusiasm is obvious. “You look at kids and can tell immediately whether they have the raw materials to excel at tennis. The kids that show promise have tenacity, determination and they constantly question things. Its these guys that truly make my job worthwhile.”

IMG_1515_optDan goes on to explain that just because a young tennis player exhibits the ingredients necessary to be a contender does not guarantee they’ll advance to the next stage. “Take soccer as an example. If you can kick a ball you can play, maybe not brilliantly but you can definitely partake and have fun. Tennis requires work, and the number of people who move from beginner to intermediate is around one in ten. I’ve been coaching juniors and high school level my whole professional life. It always fascinated me that out of all my kids that excelled at tennis only a handful failed to achieve great things scholastically or academically. It reflects that attitude truly is key.”

IMG_1548_opt (1)Dan is not alone in his mission to promote tennis in Costa Rica, evidence of which can be found in the rate at which Tennis courts are appearing all over Guanacaste. Spearheading this trend is Nosara where there is now three separate areas featuring tennis courts. “When I came to Nosara in July 2008 there were 3 courts in Nicoya, 2 courts in Tamarindo, and only a few private courts scattered along the Guanacaste peninsular” says Dan. Six years down the line and thanks to Nosara Tennis Club, the 506 development and Dan Mainzers very own, newly constructed clay courts at Club Colibri, Nosara now boasts more courts than any other town in Guanacaste.

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Club Colibri offers all you need to get your game on

Tennis has been historically dubbed a “sport for a lifetime”. If certain world-renowned scientists from varying disciplines are to be believed tennis really is up there as one of the most beneficial activities available. We already know that Nosara is a health Mecca, but if living in one of a handful of global blue-zones still isn’t enough here’s why you should think about taking up tennis:

  1. Tennis promotes tactical thinking and alertness. Scientists at the University of Illinois reported that this may well generate new connections and blaze new neurological pathways thus encouraging a lifetime of continuing brain development.
  2. After studying over 10,000 people for 20 years physician Ralph Paffenbarger concluded that those who play tennis 3 times a week (moderately to vigorously) cut their risk of death from unnatural causes in half.
  3. According to Dr, Jim Gavin, author of ‘The Exercise Habit,’ tennis outperforms the vast majority of other sports in helping to foster positive personality traits.
  4. A study by Dr Joan Finn at Southern Connecticut State University revealed that tennis players scored higher in self esteem, optimism and vigor and scored lower in tension, anxiety, confusion, anger and depression
  5. According to studies on caloric expenditures competitive tennis burns more calories than most other sports including cycling and aerobics.

Whether you’re a veteran or a complete novice there’s never been a better time to get involved in local tennis.  For more info on events, activities, coaching and equipment purchase call Dan Mainzer on 8707-4082


Thinking of buying property in Nosara? Then you should probably read this!

You’ve beat out the other offers, won the highly coveted acceptance of the seller and finally agreed on a dollar figure. It’s finally time to pull the trigger on the home of your dreams. What could possibly go wrong?


homeofyourdreamsMany of the foreign clients who come to Remax Nosara  share similar concerns about their Costa Rica investment plans. “What are the potential legal pitfalls of investing here?” is an issue that concerns everyone we meet. Rest assured that with the right people to guide you, the process of buying real estate should be neither intimidating or confusing. Remax Nosara has written the following property buying guide to outline the best and safest ways in which to invest with confidence so you enjoy your investment for many years to come. The following steps serve only as an informative guideline. You don’t have to be an expert on these. Remember that Remax Nosara is here to handle the hard work so you don’t have to.

Property types

Much like the US, Canada, and Europe, property types available to buyers vary. Understanding the different property types available is an essential component of the buying process. The main property types are:

A. Fee simple


This is by far the most popular way to own property in Costa Rica. The concept is the same here as it is in the US. Fee simple ownership gives the buyer total ownership of the property to enjoy as they see fit. Providing you conform to Costa Rican law, the owner may sell, lease, improve or develop the property according to their wishes. The fee simple option affords buyers a high degree of legal rights and represents the easiest and most convenient method of ownership. Interested in a fee simple lot / property or home? Click here to contact us.

B. Properties in condominium


When first time visitors to Costa Rica hear this term they often think of condominiums in the form of apartments, units or townhouses. In Costa Rica, however, “Condominium Law” exists in relation to the development of certain types of properties including condominiums, family homes, and finished lot projects. “Property in condominium” ownership is similar to “fee simple” ownership but usually carries developer-imposed restrictions designed to maintain both the integrity and aesthetic value of a property. Looking for a Nosara condominium? Click here to contact us and get your search started.

C. Time share


Much like in the US and Europe the time-share option grants ownership of the property to different individuals for certain weeks of the year. Time-share resorts represent a low cost way of owning a property and are becoming increasingly common in Costa Rica. Remax has a wide range of time share options. Click here to find out more.

D. Untitled property


This is the type of property that a smart realtor wisely steers clear of. Unless you are comfortable with the idea of a long, costly legal battle which you may ultimately lose, then our advice is simple: avoid at all costs.

E. Maritime zone


This is an area where legal issues become complex. Property within 150-200 meters of the ocean is subject to strict legislation and there are restrictions on foreign ownership. Land within the 150-200 meter zone is known as concession land. While it is possible in some cases to purchase the right to use concession land, any form of development is dependent on stringent legal measures. 

Let’s assume you have finally found the home of your dreams. Now for the paperwork. The following procedures outline the steps that you must take to safely and securely purchase a Costa Rican property. But first, in order to protect yourself while negotiating the obstacle course of paperwork and potential red tape, you will need a lawyer. Technically, a lawyer is not required to purchase property in Costa Rica. However to avoid the possibility of being ripped off, then the answer is simple: find a good lawyer. Costa Rica is awash with all kinds of lawyers so finding one isn’t difficult. Finding the one that can meet your specific needs may be a little trickier. As with every stage of the buying process, Remax Nosara is here to point you in the right direction. If you choose to find a lawyer independently look for the following:

Notary: Although a lawyer (particularly a property lawyer) may also be a qualified notary this is not always the case so it is important to check beforehand. A notary is required to register the property with the Costa Rican National Registry.

Bilingual:  All contracts will be in Spanish and unless you speak the language perfectly you will need a bilingual lawyer capable of word perfect contract translations.

References:  Speak to people whom you trust who have previously bought property in Costa Rica. If they point you towards someone they can vouch for, ask that lawyer to produce recommendations received from previous clients.

Forming a corporation

When purchasing property in Costa Rica, Remax Nosara advises that it is done in a corporations’s name. Not only does it simplify the entire process, it can lower capital gains tax and allows for increased flexibility in future transactions and other matters. If you do not own a corporation then rest assured it is much easier than it may sound. Remax Nosara will be happy to help guide you through this process. The basics to setting up a corporation are:

  • Choose an original name
  • Appoint a board of directors consisting of a president, secretary and treasurer (Initial incorporators may occupy these positions).

  • Decide on the capital profits of the corporation and how that income will be divided among the incorporators.

The following contains the practical steps prior to signing. If you have by this time hired a reputable lawyer then you can feel confident that the following aspects of the buying process will be handled efficiently by them.

  • Title search: Each property carries with it something called a ‘folio real’ number. This number is specific to one property and is an essential requirement when researching whether the property is free of debt or liens and is not subject to dispute.
  • Compare the plano (land survey document) with the information turned up by the title search to make sure the details are verifiable.

  • The building of a structure on your land requires a ‘use of land’ (suelo) letter from the local municipality indicating this is legally possible.

  • Check whether the land or property comes with basic utilities such as electricity, telephone and running water.

  • Submit an offer taking into account the items present on your last visit to the property. This will ensure that any verbal agreements concerning exactly what is included are adhered to. Often an offer may be written up with a minimal ‘good faith’ deposit that may be be raised to 10% within a month.

  • The offer must be submitted on a genuine Costa Rican legal document.

  • Make sure the legal purchase details includes the following:

  1. Full names of buyer and seller.
  2. A detailed schedule of all closing costs
  3. Terms and conditions of sale
  4. A due diligence schedule including provisions regarding what happens if the property fails the due diligence. Lay out clearly the due diligence period and provisions if it fails to pass.
  5. Full payment schedule including amounts to be credited and withdrawn from from the escrow accounts on the agreed dates
  6. Legal description of the property

Before closing:

The seller is obliged to show receipt of payment of any fees attached to the property including:

  • Any applicable fees such as condominium or HOA.

  • Receipts showing that utilities have been paid.

  • Receipts showing that utilities have been paid.

During closing:

  • The signing of the legally drafted Transfer Deed takes place.

  • Buyer makes payment as per the agreement of purchase .

  • In order to update the property tax record, the buyer’s attorney must advise the Municipal Government of the transfer.

After closing:

  • Buyer’s attorney records the Transfer Deed in the public registry.

  • When registered, official ownership documents are delivered to the buyer.

  • Buyer informs the municipal government of the property transfer so that they may update the municipal property tax record.

So why Re/Max?

In a market where the number of self proclaimed real estate ‘professionals’ is increasing at an alarming rate it is crucial that you choose one who truly has your best interests at heart. Remax Nosara understands that the purchase of a new property represents one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. We stand by our commitment to help you find your perfect property within a timeline and a price that exceeds your expectations. We look forward to assisting you with each and every step of the way. If you’re ready to make the move on the home you always dreamed of contact us now and find out just how good we are at making dreams come true.