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The town of Bocas de Nosara is located about 4 meters above sea level and is a valley irrigated by the Nosara River and surrounded by beautiful hills with excellent views of the valley and the sea (Pacific Ocean), where private residential projects are developed like Nosara Hills, Bosque Verde and Doña Cielo.

The town of Bocas de Nosara is located about 4 meters above sea level and is a valley irrigated by the Nosara River and surrounded by beautiful hills with excellent views of the valley and the sea (Pacific Ocean), where private residential projects are developed like Nosara Hills, Bosque Verde and Doña Cielo.

We must clearly distinguish between two very different areas: Bocas de Nosara, known as the town proper, where the majority of inhabitants live and own part of the services that the place has (buses, airport (coordinates 9º 58 ‘48.34 “N – 85º 39 ‘02.03 “W), mail, supermarkets, shops, police station, Red Cross post, Ebais (Health Post), public library, schools and college, and the American zone or” The American Project “, as It is known as the area where most foreigners live, which is very close to the beaches, and where the hotels are located (Harbor Reef, Cafe de Paris, Giardino Tropicale, Harmony, Kaya Sol, Gilded Iguana, L’acqua viva , Panchos, Villa Mango, Casa Romantica and Lagarta Lodge) and several restaurants, in addition to the only two banking offices in the area: Banco de Costa Rica and Banco Popular, the tourist police station, private clinic, law offices, architects and engineers, in addition to clothing and grocery stores, several surf academies, a Spanish school, as well as yoga practice centers, including The Nosara Yoga Institute.

Much of the population of Nosara is dedicated to tourism services, performing different activities in hotels, restaurants, surf academies, tourist offices, among others.Construction activity was affected by the US economic crisis in the late 2000s;previously the arrival of a large number of foreigners, who bought land and built their houses in the place, had completely changed the pace of work of the population, which massively abandoned agricultural work to devote almost entirely to tourism andbuilding. Other activities still practiced but of lesser importance are: artisanal fishing, rice agriculture (mechanized) and livestock.