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Photo Album Shows Nosara’s Diversity
By Fritz Elmendorf
 

 

Of all the thousands of photo takers and millions of photographs taken of Nosara, perhaps no one has assembled a more comprehensive collection than 15-year resident Rolf Summer.

He selected 375 representative photographs out of his 10,000 image archive to publish a limited edition book aptly titled “Pura Vida Nosara”.

Summer filled the 95 page book with scenes that locals and tourists will connect with on different levels. It is the local scenes, such as those shot at the local schools or the fiesta, that particularly engage the viewer.

He and his wife Angela ran the hotel Casa Romantica in Guiones beach for nine years until 2005, giving him plenty of opportunity to engage in local culture. Some representative shots from greater Guanacaste make the book a good tourist souvenir.

The book is filled with beach scenes, wildlife and floral pictures, and other images that one would expect, but the occasional quirky shot, perhaps a golfer teeing off on the beach in red speedos, add enough character to keep the viewer turning the pages.

Sometimes the book resembles a tourist guide, showing off available attractions such as quad tours, or even a high school yearbook, showing group photos of the riding and tennis clubs, but all the better to capture the range of life and Nosara Pura Vida.

Copies of the photo journal are available directly from Summer, who can be reached at [email protected] or 8849-1667.


 

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Fishing Tournament in Benefit of
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The Education Board (Junta de Educación) and the Patronato Escolar of Garza’s Elementary School organized the second “Coastal Fishing” Tournament as a fundraising activity for the school. The tournament took place on Playa Garza on January 14th, 15th and 16th. More >

Painting Change at a Local School

The main entrance to the Escuela de Serapio Lopez, located in downtown Nosara, was recently given a much needed makeover. “Only a month ago, all that stood between the jail cell and the second grade school house was some dilapidated, crumbling wall. More >

Samara Fiestas in Review
Move to Samara Center Boosted Participation and Revenue

Although relocating Samara’s Fiesta this year from Cangrejal to Samara Center worried some, the move appears to have been a huge boost for the success of the Fiesta. More >

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