Thank you everyone for your replies.
I read this quote on a website about the American Project.
"Today, Nosara is one of the green zones of greatest beauty in all of Costa Rica. Thick rich forest grows in areas that were once razed for the benefit of cattle. Nosara's "Proyecto Americano" or American Project, which includes lots in the northern end of Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada and some of the surrounding hills, is a wonderful example of responsible planning and development."
I'm not looking to immerse myself in the CR culture, nor am I trying to avoid it. I'm just looking for a safe happy place to live with my family for a while.
Another question. CR has grown and continues to get good press and lots of people buying and moving down there. It sounds like prices have gone up because of that. Do you think the country is going to continue to attract foreigners and growth is going to continue? Obviously it's tough to predict a country's growth but do things feel like they are booming or leveling off or dying down? I'm primarily interested in the Pacific Coast. Thank you.