Costas Verdes

Our current mission is to reforest and restore the native forest of Costa Rica’s coastline. We aspire in a near future to catalyze a national coastal development scheme of zero net biodiversity loss.

About us

Costas Verdes non-profit was founded in 2009 by a group of young professionals (with a passion for surfing) who decided to bring back the native forest to some of Costa Rica’s most important surfing beaches. Particularly, Playa Hermosa and Playa Guiones - both which had remained barren for decades after being deforested.
Since inception Costas Verdes has literally brought back the native coastal forest back Playa Hermosa and Playa Guiones – creating tangible benefits to its local communities. Our impacts include: economic (more tourism), social (participation of local communities including schools, local business & government agencies) and environmental (converted barren deforested beaches to beaches with trees and wildlife).
We have become a catalyst in fulfilling Costa Rican’s interests in recovering its native coastal forest.

Adopt a tree

We have a goal of planting 8,000 trees in 2017 on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
For only $20 you can adopt a tree and become a Green Buddy (Compa Verde). You can either come and plant your tree with us at one of our projects or we will plant it for you - do not forget at checkout to leave the message that your tree will carry for the rest of his life.

Message to the tree


• We positioned ourselves as Costa Rica’s leading coastal reforestation organization
• Supported/led 5 beach reforestation projects in Costa Rica
• Planted more than 20,000 trees
• Involved more than 4,000 volunteers
• Involved more than 30 schools
• Involved 50+ companies, including SMEs through our sponsorship program
• Working on forward thinking frameworks to promote development under zero net loss

Seed company

Costas Verdes offers unique, authentic and accessible opportunities to companies of all sizes for its corporate social responsibility programs.

Our Ecosystem


Phone: +506 8730 3264