Our project headquarters are located in Matapalo, a traditional Guanacasteco community located in the district of Cabo Velas. This beautiful farming community is located just a few kilometers from more than 10 breathtaking beaches, including Playa Grande, Playa Ventanas, Playa Conchal, Playa Mina, and Bahía de los Piratas. The town is well known in the region for its talented musicians, traditional dance groups, and excellent soccer teams. Matapalo’s infrastructure includes a public elementary school, CEN-CINAI, Catholic Church, police station, public clinic (EBAIS), a few small restaurants, and two super markets.
While Matapalo is a tranquil town with a united community, many families live at or below the poverty level as a result of widespread unemployment combined with the high cost of living. Lack of employment has also contributed to an increase in drug and alcohol abuse, a problem that has especially affected local youth.
While Futuro is based in Matapalo, we strive to serve all residents of the District of Cabo Velas including Lomas, La Garita Vieja, Lajas de Matapalo, Puerto Viejo and Playa Real.