Bye Bye 2016 ... Blessed Times Ahead for 2017 in our Glorious Southern Costa Rica

​New Years Orchid by our own Joan Weilers Sending loving blessings and gratitude to new readers and long standing friends of the Vine ... hard to believe another year has zoooooomed by! Thank you so much for your support for Colibri's Corner, our Pura Vida Connections Website, and the Chayotevine Newsletter & Blog. And special thanks to our fantastic Webmistress, Adria Brunner, and her sweetheart son Miguel, now helping us with our growing Website, and all our suppliers and everyone concerned who help us connect our amazing community here. A good friend asked today if we had 911 services in Costa Rica and I am happy to report, we do! And it's 911 for Red Cross Fire Fighters, OIJ (local FBI)

Happy Solstice ... the shortest day of the year in our beloved Southern Zone of Costa Rica

​The Majestic Resplendent Quetzal by Asdrubal Leiva Coto Sending loving greetings to all readers .. new and longtime ... may you enjoy celebrating however, wherever, in this Joyous Season. Because Christmas Day is on a Sunday this year, our PZ feria will have regular hours for Christmas week & New Years, Thursday from 7 to 8pm and Fridays from 8am to 2pm. The annual Marchamo (taxes, insurance on cars) is due by December 31st and is now online. You do not want to drive without it January 1st and beyond. Check it out here. Check out Marguerite's Astrological Blog here ... great reading! Lots and lots of people have the flu and dengue and even pneumonia right now ... please take extra good care

Marguerite`s Astrology

Astrology Sabian Tarot 11-22-33 Happy holidays everyone! Really missed getting this out to everyone We have a huge Galactic wave coming in now and by the 26th of Dec. it will be stronger and extremely potent. It may be time to get a seat-belt on the "Magic carpet ride" Sabian Symbol for this solar lunar year which ends in March. Mercury is also in retrograde(appearing to move backwards) from the Dec 19 to Jan 8 and still in shadow until Jan 28. This is time to check all your appliances, tech equipment, etc. Even watch for that "oh so nice gift, they might not love it! In this retrograde, Mercury will be passing through the Galactic Center twice, as I said we as a planet are experiencing thes

Holiday Season is here ... so much to be grateful for in our amazing Southern Zone of Costa Rica

​PZ central looking bright & fabulous! ​ Welcome to many new Chayotevine Subscribers! What an influx of intelligent, interesting, talented people we have coming here! Because Christmas Day is on a Sunday this year, our PZ feria will have regular hours for Christmas week & New Years, Thursday from 7 to 8pm and Fridays from 8am to 2pm. The annual Marchamo (taxes, insurance on cars) is due by December 31st and is now online. You do not want to drive without it January 1st and beyond. Check it out here. Patients Push for Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Costa Rica Corcovado in Costa Rica considered one of the best National Parks in the world ... in our own backyards Local Housesitters Avail

Changing Seasons in our Lovely Southern Costa Rica

​"Pizote Presence" by our extremely talented & loving Birthday Girl, Jan Hart. Check her website here. Jan was also honored this week with this excellent interview in the Tico Times ... click here to read Thanks for all the updates on the ads ... please continue to keep anything we are listing for you up to the moment as to availability, etc. We are going to be changing our ad policy as of the first of the year ... up to now our real estate for sale & rental and car ads have been a one time, $20 fee til sold. The "Stuff" for sale have been at no charge, as have the events. Will update you as we finalize our new policies. If you would like to get an ad up for the same fees, let us know befor

Adios to November ... welcome December in our Wonderful Southern Zone of Costa Rica

​"Here's Looking at You, Babe" by MamaSheri Sunshine Dearest Friends ... old & new! For the most part, our beloved Southern Zone was spared the worst of Otto ... although many in the Osa are cut off still. Our northern neighbors were far less fortunate, and many lost homes and some lives, and some, all their possessions. Many, many thanks to our International Women's Club, who will be accepting donations to help those in need: Hurricane Otto Donation Collection The Perez Zeledon International Women's Club (PZIWC) will be selling our cookbook, There's a Frog in My Soup, and the Dealing with Death, Burial and Cremation in Costa Rica booklet on Thursday Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at the