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A New Way to Ride – Traveling to / from Nosara

By Adam Dietrich

Facebook is not only a good tool to share your pictures and thoughts, but could be also used to share a ride and new social experiences outside the social media universe.

A little known rideshare group in Nosara has started to take off recently in popularity. The facebook group, "traveling to/from Nosara", has been around for close to four years and is now experiencing a surge in popularity.

Check out the group's page here

The group was started after David Malbon, who also owns the Frog Pad, realized there was an interest in the community. "I started the group because my friends were always trying to find cheap rides back and forth from San Jose and Liberia," says Malbon. Although not quite sure when exactly he points to sometime in 2008 as the start of the group.

Malbon says that the group was slow to build at first and limited to mostly his friends and associates. In the last two years though popularity has soared and the group now has almost 300 members and new posts daily. "I'll be down at the beach and hear people saying to a tourist that they ought to check out the group," says Malbon about the newfound popularity of the group, "I get a kick out of it when people ask me if I've ever heard of it too... I'm easily entertained."

Posts range from people looking to coordinate a taxi, help pick up friends arriving in Liberia or to deliver a package from San Jose, as one poster requested on February 16th. While the group guarantees no certainty you will find a ride to and when you need it, if you have flexible travel dates and plans it may provide an alternative to the bus.



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