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Can Tourism Really Benefit Coastal Development?
The Voice interviewed Martha Honey, Co-Director for the Center for Responsible Travel
Old-timers tell of when the coast from Samara to Nosara were quiet communities of fishermen and farmers, practically cut off from the rest of the world. But slowly foreigners and other ticos began moving in, buying up land and shaping the future of these towns.
ADIN and Muni Repaired Communal Roads in Nosara
The Nosara Development Association (ADIN) and the Municipality of Nicoya managed path maintenance in the San Ramon community and the Los Angeles neighborhood, both localted in Nosara.
Guiones Tourist Police Receive New Motorcycles and English-Speaking Officers
On Friday, May 10 the Tourist Police in Guiones received two new motorcycles to patrol the area better, as well as the introduction of four English-speaking officers.
Demolition of Pavilion in Front of Colonial Church Makes Way for Cultural Museum
With a bit of nostalgia and emotion, Nicoyans and people passing through Recaredo Briceño Park on May 10 observed as machinery of the company Deco demolished the pavilion in the park.
Emilce Steller Ramirez: The Art of Helping a Town Progress
Imagine Samara without running water, without electricity, with gravel roads and no bus service, with no community hall and no clinic and a doctor visiting town only once a month. That is what town was like when Emilce Steller Ramirez arrived in 1973, but in part through her efforts that’s not how it is now.
Two Local Organizations Join Forces to Empower Rural Education
Seeking new inspiration, Andrea Keith and Johannah Waite, who lead the Samara non-profit organization CREAR, have hit the road last Monday April 15 to visit the organization Abriendo Mentes (Opening Minds) searching for new ideas on how to continue helping schools.
Nosara River Dredging Against the Clock
With lots to do and little time to do it before the heavy rains arrive to make the work difficult… this is the state of the Nosara River dike and dredging project, which received the order to begin the first phase last Monday, April 24th.
Saddle Up to Benefit Santa Teresita School
In an effort to fix up the humble school of Santa Teresita of Nosara, the parent school board is organizing a horse ride and a traditional ribbon race on Saturday, May 11, promising an abundance of food, drinks, music and fun.
Municipal Council Approves Concession in Maritime Zone for Intercultura
With an impressive display of community support, almost 100 people from Samara turned up at the Municipal Council meeting on Monday, April 22 to show support for the Intercultura Language School and cheered and applauded when the council voted to approve a concession that will allow the school to expand.