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Feeling & Sharing Loving, Healing, Energy in our Southern Zone of Costa Rica


​​Resplendent Quetzal ... Noel Ureña ... San Gerardo de Dota

Welcoming lots of new Community Members this week as the Green Season gets closer.

Another sad loss ... beloved husband of Joyce Weisel, Chan Weisel of Uvita passed away this week. Our hearts are with the many who loved him.

I had an amazing & rare experience this week ... I called Ronny the Repairman on Sunday about my smoking & broken washing machine. He said he would be at my house at 8am Monday (a holiday) and arrived at 8am perzactly! This is the second time he has come to my rescue with punctuality & good work. Also works on refrigerators and electric ovens. 8333-1002

We've talked about this Perico Caterpillar before ... here's a good article of the fuzzy terror ... to be avoided at all costs. Click here.

Awesome Volunteer Opportunity! Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary is looking for one or two volunteers who can help with tours one day a week. Must be able to project your voice (talk loud) and be personable. Bilingual is a plus. Training will be provided. If interested, please contact Mike at 8879-6194.

BABY SAARANIN GOATS $200 Platanillo, San Jose, Costa Rica My friend James Kruel has 6 baby registered Saarinin goats he needs to sell. There are 5 females and 1 male. well taken care of and very sweet.He would like $200 per goat and would like them to be cared for without possibility of slaughter. Please pm me with your number if interested. 8877-8203 or 2787-4174 Lily

Looking for someone to rent my really wonderful 2 bdrm house in Tinamastes in order that I may make a needed trip stateside. This will be available from now April to June/ July of 2016...possibly longer for the right person. Rent is $250/ month including water and elec. Watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean...cool breezes from the valley ...daily visits from the Toucans and close to Nayuaca and Diamante Waterfalls...Perez Zeledon, Dominical... No Pets/ smokers. No partiers. dgdecompress@gmail.com

Do you want to practice Spanish with locals? Come to our fun Intercultural Party! This Sunday, April 17th starting at 2 pm. At Montaña Verde, right off the main bridge of Rivas. Potluck, bring your musical instruments! 1000 colones donation much appreciated. More info: 8856 5519

Make more friends and travel beautiful Costa Rica.

Manifest your talents, your practice and expand your business,

Reach out with a new voice millions can understand, find a new life, find love...

Learn to speak Spanish.

2 New Basic and Intermediate Conversation Spanish Lessons will be open at the Feria! Don't miss this opportunity. Six week courses, 3 mil colones a class. Once or twice a week.

Contact: adriagap154@gmail.com for schedules and registrations.

  • My Kenmore dryer just conked out last night. Looking for its replacement. It needs to be on 220 (not 110), reasonably priced. Please contact me if you have one for sale.

  • 2731-1247 maxinedeville@gmail.com

Brand new white Rosanna-style wall mount bathroom sink. 16"wide x 12"deep with a 12" basin. Includes new single lever faucet. $75 go2bat4u@gmail.com See Stuff page.

4WD Subaru E12 Van 1987 "Sparkles II" - $5000

Super nimble and economical 7 seater van. She'll get you to San Jose and back to Perez for less than $30! Selectable 4WD will take you up some surprisingly complex tracks, we've been thoroughly impressed by Sparkle's offroad abilities. She is currently set up as a two person camper with bedding and some handy camping supplies thrown into the sale. Drive her away like this or we can simply bolt the rear seats back in for you. The large sunroof and blackout window tinting make camping safe and comfortable. Too easy! Sparkle's previous owner maintained her wonderfully using only genuine Subaru parts, even the air filter is genuine Subaru! Body is fantastic for a car this age and the interior is remarkable. Tyres and brakes are near new and everything else runs true. Marchamo is current and Riteve passed in February with minimal fuss. She's just had a tune up and is raring to go. Sparkles II is the fourth Subaru I've owned, have always found them to be reliable, practical and fun to drive. I would not hesitate to buy Sparkles again! Contact Jude 6330 0469 or 6054 4382 or whatsapp: +61 432 764 539

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