Our financial partners reach people in Costa Rica and around the world who are passionate about rural Costa Rican life, travel to rural destinations, and the people who live in those communities. We do this through:
- Fresh, in-depth journalism about solutions to Costa Rica’s biggest challenges
Travel and living stories that share the best of Costa Rica with the world
- Opinion columns from diverse voices
- Photography, videos and podcasts
- Weekly bilingual newsletter
- Publications on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and WhatsApp
- Live Zoom, Facebook and Instagram events (live interviews, panels, and more)
Content and workshops created for the members of our National Directory of
- Rural Tourism, a community open to all MiPyMES and community organizations in the rural tourism sector
We reach a bilingual audience:
- Average reach of 15,000+/month on Facebook
- 3,000+ total followers across social networks
- 300+ signed up readers of our weekly newsletter
- 4000+ average monthly unique website visits (steady growth)
- Public: 76% Costa Rica, 13% United States, 1% other countries.
All of our sponsorship options include: simultaneous English-Spanish publication on elcolectivo506.com and social networks, brand presence in sponsored materials and newsletters, and graphic design to support sharing on your own social networks. El Colectivo 506 is governed by a strict code of editorial freedom.
Our sponsorships start at $350, including:
- Co-creation of an opinion column that positions your brand
- Co-creation of a Travel and Living piece
- Co-creation of our column “Media Naranja”
- Sponsorship of one of our solutions journalism longforms
- Sponsorship of one of our thematic routes: “Entrepreneurs 506,” “Education 506,” and “Mental Health 506”
- Sponsorship of a full week of coverage
- Sponsorship of a complete monthly edition
Our sponsors and donors help us hire freelance journalists to explore the country’s challenges and the solutions that are being implemented.
Learn about some of the topics we’re exploring in 2023 and join one of our editions!
Entrepreneurs, particularly those in rural areas, are a key audience for our media organization. This year, we’re dedicating our March issue to a growing movement at a global, regional and national level, applying the principles of solutions journalism to companies that seek a triple impact: economic, social, and environmental.
How have Certified B Corporations in Costa Rica achieved and maintained a positive impact? What are the challenges for entrepreneurs, particularly rural MSMEs, that wish to complete this rigorous certification? With bilingual material including stories, podcasts, entrepreneur profiles and events on social networks, we seek to make this topic more accessible to consumers and entrepreneurs alike.
In 2023, one of our resolutions was to read more, and to motivate others to read—an objective that we share with various public and private initiatives, publishing houses, and bookstores throughout the country.
Our bilingual (English-Spanish) multimedia edition will celebrate projects that have had a positive impact on literacy, diversity in publishing, and creativity in our country.
Hand-in-hand with publishers, bookstores, authors, schools, and other organizations, we will celebrate our love of reading and creativity. And we’ll explore how reading and writing can support solutions for various social problems in Costa Rica. Our bilingual content will support readers and teachers nationwide.
By reporting on recycling success stories in Costa Rica—with a special focus on what’s being done outside the Greater Metropolitan area—as well as two free and user-friendly tools, we’ll encourage more effective citizen participation. In addition to our regular publications, we’ll create:
- A bilingual microsite that shows what can and cannot be recycled in our country, so that people not only know how to separate their waste properly, but also understand the importance of preparing it correctly.
- A bilingual wiki co-created with rural tourism entrepreneurs and NGOs around the country so that both residents and tourists can find collection centers and routes for recyclable waste throughout the country.
Costa Rica does not experience climate change in a homogeneous way. Like the rest of the world, it has populations that are affected by this phenomenon to varying degrees: the hardest hit are our coastal communities and northern plains, where extreme weather events have had a disproportionate impact. In many cases, these rural communities are generating effective climate change adaptation projects and strategies, turning their anxiety into action—but their voices are not always heard in a national media ecosystem dominated by the Greater Metropolitan Area.
El Colectivo 506 will report hand in hand with the coastal communities on the solutions they are generating.