The Surfing Nosara Foundation Celebrates Christmas with the Kids...

Portal de Garza is 10 student public school located in Barrio Los Angeles community, about 45 minutes driving up the mountains from Nosara down town. This neighborhood so far away from other populations, that just in order to attend high school, local boys and girls have to take a bus to Belen, Nicoya, for a total of 2 hours each way,...

Nosara and Esperanza Get Protection from the Dust!!

During last week December 24th to 30th, several local businesses, leaded by the Howling Monkey Adventures, teamed up in Nosara and Esperanza to give local people 137 masks specifically designed to prevent dust breathing. Dust is one of the biggest challenges we face in Nosara, as all of our bumpy roads become very dusty during our dry...

Expo Nosara Sostenible 2012

Nosara Sostenible (http://www.nosarasostenible.com), a local group whose mission is to make Nosara a model of sustainable development and responsible tourism, has taken onseveral projects and initiatives for the benefit of our community. Many important initiatives have been started in Nosara. Nosara Sustanible came to sense that an...
Surfing Nosara and Barri-Guiones T-shirts on our Display

T-shirts Available at our Office, Come get Yours and Support our...

New shirts from Surfing Nosara and Barri-Guiones Reforesting Project just arrive to our office, and all money collected thorugh the sales will be donated for good causes. Surfing Nosara light blue and brown t-shirts comes in all sizes, made up from high quality cotton and are very fresh and comfortable. All profits from the sales will go...

Seven Earthquake Victim Nosara Families Join to Fundraise to...

Seven Nosara Tico families lost their homes in the September 5th earthquake and its aftermath. More than two months later they still wait for the support and assistance they need to rebuild their homes. Rather than continue to impose on family and friends (or to sleep in the open air on the pad that used to be their shelter, as one...
Entrance to the School finished, October 31th, 2012

Project: Ostional School Improvements 2012

Ostional elementary School has been one of the main focus on which the Surfing Nosara Foundation (SNF) has put a lot of its efforts through out this second semester of 2012. A generous American couple, who had been coming to visit the area for years, wanted to get give back to the community and so after visiting the school and getting to...
Pipio and his mother doña Silvia

Help sponsor one of Nosara's brightest students in his...

Project: Keeping Pipio's Dream Alive Jose William "Pipio" Hernandez has always dreamed of becoming a professional electrician; from a very early age he developed a passion towards all things electronics- finding joy in inventing things and tinkering with his father. This young man dedicated his youth to his studies and soccer, excelling...

Heartstring Bracelets: Recycling Guitar Strings in a Creative...

Annie Tadvick is a teenage student from Texas with a big heart. In January 2012, and again in June, she and other students from the Lovejoy ISD came to volunteer for the Surfing Nosara Foundation (SNF) as part of a homestay program in Las Delicias de Garza. Annie devoted her time in Las Delicias to working with local children, leading...
New Handicap Bathroom

Project: Improvements in La Esperanza School

Laura Rodríguez, a 11 year old girl from La Esperanza, was born with a rare bone growth disorder called Knits Dysplasia. This condition affects Laura in different ways, including difficulties to stand up and walk, reason why she is forced to move around in a wheel chair. Laura has been attending school in Nicoya her entire life, making...
The volunteerings and Garza School kids, last Thursday, June 28th

A Student Group from Texas Came to Nosara to Volunteer and...

Four students from Lovejoy ISD in Fairview, Texas arrived in June with bags of school supplies for Delicias, Garza and Santa Marta Schools. These Texas students ranging in age from 9 to 18 volunteered at Delicias school for a couple of weeks in June. They taught English and math plus provided games and crafts for the 30 kids in...

About the Surfing Nosara Foundation

The Surfing Nosara Foundation evolved out of a desire of expatriates to give back to the community in Nosara, where beyond the beauty of the beach and tropical dry rainforest live native residents who struggle for basic necessities.  The public school system is one core area which affects nearly all native families.  By supporting ongoing projects within the public schools, the SNF aims to work in unity with locals to achieve their own set upon goals.  We have a culturally sensitive approach to donation, and work hand-in-hand with schools and community groups to achieve common goals.  

The Surfing Nosara Foundation is a volunteer-based not-for-profit in Costa Rica (ID number 3-006-616731), whose mission is to improve the lives of residents in Nosara and surrounding areas by effecting change in our public schools and the community, 'one project at a time'.  We are affiliated with Friends of Nosara, a US 501(c)(3) public charity (EIN/Tax ID number: 13-4144380).  

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