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Buena Vista Beach has a new park


The project started out as an idle conversation between friends at Buena Vista beach—how nice it would be to have a place for people to sit and enjoy the view. The idea developed into a trend.

On October 6th, a few of the women of Esterones went to the beach and began cleaning and collecting driftwood and planks to make benches and tables. The next day they returned to nail together their creations.

Photo by Arianna McKinney
Vigui Hernandez Lopez designs a park bench out of wood collected at Buena Vista Beach.

“I’m really glad it’s something everyone can participate in. It has helped develop personal feeling for the beach. They feel like they own it; they’re caretakers of it,” said Davina Pritchard, who helped organize the creation of the park. “Now people started making benches in Barrigona [Beach] and we’re adding more all the time.”


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The Beach and Beyond Small Towns

Every so often someone from elsewhere will say "Nosara is just like small towns everywhere" and I'll say that small is the beginning and end of Nosara's resemblance to small towns everywhere. In high season when we're crowded with people from Normalville North America we put on airs lest anyone think we're backward or even untoward. More >

New Girl Scout Troop Helps in Beach Cleanup

Local volunteers, including a new Girl Scout Troop, collected almost 100 bags of trash from area beaches on and after September 25 as part of the Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup, according to Bobbi Johnson, who organized the cleanup effort as part of the local Blue Flag Committee of Guiones Beach. More>

In case of an earthquake follow these instructions:

– It’s important to keep the following objects handy: a battery-operated radio, a flashlight, a first aid kit with basic medical supplies such as acetaminophen, blankets, canned goods, a can opener and bottled water (the food and water must be changed frequently).

What to do during the earthquake?
– Keep calm, stay in previously determined safe areas such as beneath a door frame, a table or a desk. More>





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