What a January this has been in our Ever Fabulous Southern Zone of Costa Rica
January 31, 2019
Beautiful Butterfly by Susanne Jenner Thomas taken at the Butterfly Dome in Canaan
So happy to see a wonderful article on our new Butterfly Dome in Canaan de Rivas, click here to read. Much appreciation and respect to Joey Lobo for his dream and its fulfillment. Is a wonderful thing for our environment and our communities.
Welcome to Many New Subscribers & Pura Vida Blessings to All
Article in Spanish regarding the ability to take the driver’s license test at other locations. Click here.
We also are thrilled to be able to help so many people with depression, pain, sleeplessness and much more with Full Spectrum Organic CBD oil, in four strengths from 100 mg to 1200 mg. Available now at Colibri's Corner or write us at CBD@puravidaconnections.com
Corporate Tax Now Due If you own a Costa Rican corporation, the annual tax is due by January 31st, 2019. This tax was reinstated in September of 2017. The tax can be paid through most banks online or at local branches or at any Ministerio de Hacienda office. If you need help paying the tax, please call or email us to arrange. Thank you! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We know that many are not receiving this Vine weekly and send huge apologies ... unfortunately we don't have the answer yet why this is happening so I am going to cut the length this week to see if that helps. So no links below for the website and our products. Check out our Gourmet Product Store online for a listing of our products. If you want to check past issues or miss one ... please check our blog page on the website. We have several years of issues posted there!
Thank you to Vicki Skinner for some very important information for US Citizens living abroad. Please see at bottom on this email.
For an honest, reliable Express Delivery Young Man ... whatsapp Palillo at 7102-9830. (Spanish only)
Must visit our new Beer Garden in Central PZ ... click here! Getting great reviews!
For real Mexican Food & glorious art ... please check out Aztecas, Thursdays thru Sundays. Here is their FB page.
Just heard that our beloved Chef Memo is closing his wonderful restaurant in PZ due to medical issues. His last day open will be Thursday, January 31st with a special menu. Here is his FB page ... and we love Memo and wish you and your gorgeous wife Carol, all the luck & health possible.
Just got in some DMSO & bee's wax & fluoride free toothpastes & Nag Champa Incense & Sage Sticks!
We really appreciate pre-orders ... and can delivery throughout Costa Rica.
We have a list of several families / singles / couples looking for rentals in our area ... from very simple to fancy schmanzy. If you would like to offer a place for rental .. our cost for advertising is just a one time $20 fee til rented. (If you run into any already rented rentals from our page .. please let us know and ask the owner to let us know if they haven't yet. Send to: email@example.com
Be sure to put "interest in renting your house" in the subject because mail from someone who is not in my contacts goes directly to my "junk".
1) Finca Fogon: The Perfect Family Starter Eco Farm on 2.5 acre (1Ha) asking $77,000
Only 30 minutes from town, this property has stunning views of downtown San Isidro de General and as well as views of Chirripo mountain. It is full of fruit trees, very fertile land, small forest, it’s own spring and nearly all usable land. Includes old 3 bedroom tico construction house plus an extra lot. Each lot has it’s own entrance on the public road. With active public water and electricity this house is usually rented to locals. Will consider offers.
Agents Welcome. Contact me if you are an agent or intermediary and are interested in listing or showing this property.
2) FIRE SALE. Miravalles Lot with incredible views. (Best offer)
This 1050 square meter lot has incredible views looking right down the San Isidro valley. Easy access, public water and electricity. Lot has 26 meters along a public road and the lot slightly slopes up from there. You will be looking slightly down over the road and into the San Isidro valley. Just appraised for 15 million colones (approx: $24,500) in December. This fire-sale property already has people looking at it so this will not last long. Will accept the best reasonable offer within the next month or so.
Agents Welcome. Contact me if you are an agent or intermediary and are interested in listing or showing this propert
Email for a copy of the plano or if you have further questions.
BEAUTIFUL HOME, GREAT SPOT: “QUEBRADAS” PRIVATE, SECURE, AND CONVENIENT, AND ONLY TEN MINUTES TO TOWN (SAN ISIDRO DE EL GENERAL); 40 MINUTES TO THE BEACH (DOMINICAL); 40 MINUTES TO THE NATIONAL PARK, ‘CHIRRIPO’ (HIGHEST MTN. PEAK) LARGE, 1.5 BEDROOM HOME, CLEAN AND COMPLETE, OVERLOOKS RIO SAN ISIDRO, AND IS VERY ELEGANTLY FURNISHED, AND COMES WITH EVERYTHING YOU MAY NEED TO BE REALLY COMFORTABLE. COMES WITH SUPER HIGH SPEED INTERNET, WIFI. (T.V. AVAILABLE) INCLUDED: QUEEN SIZE CUSTOM BED, ORTHOPEDIC MATTRESS, ITALIAN GLOVE LEATHER COUCHES (SOFT AND COMFORTABLE), LARGE KITCHEN, AND NICE BAR. HAS ALL CERAMIC FLOORS, TILED COUNTERS, LARGE BATHROOM, LARGE CLOSETS, BUILT IN CABINETS, NEW STOVE, NEW REFRIGERATOR. THERE IS AN OFFICE AREA, AND A LARGE BODEGA /WASHROOM WITH WASHING MACHINE. COMES WITH ALL LINENS, AND ALL POTS, PANS, DISHES, BLENDER, COFFEEMAKER, ETC., THERE IS ALSO A ‘ BREAKFAST NOOK’ OVERLOOKING GARDENS, THERE ARE BEAUTIFUL, HAND PAINTED ARTWORKS THROUGHOUT, AND, GARDENS OF ORCHIDS, PALMS, BROMELIA, AND LOTS OF SPACE AND A NICE PATIO WITH HAMMOCK. HOME IS NEAR THE RIVER FOR A DIP AND/OR TO WATCH EXOTIC BIRDS.
PERFECT WEATHER: SUMMER BREEZES & COOLER ! BUS AND MINI MARKETS , CLOSE BY LONG TERM PREFERRED. LOW PRICE FOR QUALITY: $475.00 / Month AVAILABLE NOW. FOR MORE INFO AND PICS: James43michael@gmail.com
Great Platanillo Rental Opportunity:
Trade small apartment for Care taker: 2 acres 10 min from San Vito. Gardening, lawn care and small projects 20hrs per week.The property is a mile from main road above a river, it's quite and peaceful with all types of animals, birds and breathtaking nature all around. Kevin Daugherty firstname.lastname@example.org 8445-5518
Rooms for rent at Magic Mountain Retreat FB, plant based/permaculture demonstration site. Wendycrews@gmail.com, 506 8915 2461. Click here for more information.
NOTICE to U.S. CITIZENS LIVING ABROAD ON SSI & SSDI - from the U.S. Federal Benefits Unit at the U.S. Embassy in CR regarding Social Security & SSDI payments: https://cr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security Starting February 4, 2019 the Federal Benefits Unit’s (FBU) calls will increase due to several suspensions that will take place in the whole region (Latin America and the Caribbean). Beneficiaries who did not complete the Foreign Enforcement Questionnaires (FEQ-SSA-7161 & FEQ-SSA-7162 - used to verify your current “status”/if you’re still alive) in 2018 will not receive their monthly benefits. Once the form is received, your payment will be reinstated within 5-8 working days. FORMS: Minor children beneficiaries or for beneficiaries with designated payees/representatives: Form SSA-7161 - http://photos.state.gov/libraries/costarica/732939/moramf/ssa7161ocrsm.pdf All other beneficiaries: Form SSA7162:
Other beneficiaries with social security numbers ending 00-49 must submit their enforcement questionnaire in even numbered years. Beneficiaries with social security numbers ending in 50-99 must submit their enforcement questionnaire in odd numbered years. FEDERAL BENEFITS UNIT (FBU) CONTACT: The Federal Benefits Unit operates with appointments system only. (Note this is not the same contact info as the Embassy Citizen Services contact. Embassy Citizen Services is not able to help you with Federal Benefits) FBU beneficiaries who need more information can reach the office by: Visiting our web page at: https://cr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security Calling the Federal Benefits Unit: Monday thru Thursday from 9am – 12pm/noon 2519-2228 By email : SJRegion@ssa.gov