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.
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.
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.