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Viva La Independencia ... in our Blessed Southern Costa Rica & Everywhere on God's Green

​​This is organic sprouting ginger from the Tinamastes feria.

Thanks to Zahrah Sita of Abundant Global Solutions &

Mystic Heart Sacred Cacao Tribe for this delicious photo.

Our San Isidro / Perez Zeledon feria is open as usual this Independence Day, Thursday, September 15th. Hope to see you there. Banks & schools & some businesses will be closed, and buses run on holiday schedules. For more on this Central American holiday, click here.

Our community lost one of our finest last week ... the multi-talented & multi-lingual, much loved, Ellen Wisse, originally from Holland.

She was a beloved teacher & animal lover and helped so many, many friends, four legged and otherwise. We miss you deeply, Ellen.

Mirande Phernambucq Photography​​

Our upcoming Full Moon on Friday, September 16 is another Lunar Eclipse... unfortunately not in our sight, just in our senses.

For more Astrological News from Marguerite ... click here please.

Cancer-Detecting Dogs? They’re Being Trained in Costa Rica

Exciting Costa Rican Rainforest Yoga Retreat & Tour ... perfect to get know the real Costa Rica. Click here for details. Coming up in December.

77 Coconut Oil Uses & Cures ... a miracle oil from our local jungles.

Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano Back in Action

Costa Rica says Goodbye to Armed Security Guards

New Costa Rican Bank Accounts More Accessible to Foreigners

Garage Sale coming up October 8th ... check Events for details.

If for some crazy reason you don't have your ticket yet for Happy Feet's Peter Pan Ballet....get it quick!!! Performance is this Saturday, Sept 17, Complejo Cultural, San Isidro, 2 pm. 5 mil. It's going to be amazing! See Events page for details. Tickets available at Colibri's Corner at the PZ feria.

We have some very special farms now available .. please click here to view the details.


I'm sponsoring an essay contest to "sell" my house near San Vito, Coto Brus. For $150 and an essay on HAPPINESS, you can win my 2 bedroom/2 bath house, fully furnished, with 2 acres. You will have a 1-in-700 chance of winning! Contest ends November 1st, 2016, so don't delay!!! And remember, this is not a school exam; if you don't think of yourself as a good writer or English is not your first language, get together with friends and get help.

The contest rules, entry form, along with photos and all the information you need can be found on my website:

(Though I prefer all questions to be posted on the website for transparency, you may contact me at; U.S. phone is541-490-4909)

Here are a few of the new & available items on our Great Stuff to Buy & Sell page .. and some not yet listed

  • Barely used portable crib .. Playard ... really nice

  • Gringo Maytag washer dryer…..moving to a place with no 220V…..located in a lower level, stairs involved, in Golfito, Fuzzy at my e-mail, best offer… or phone 2775-1338, poquito Espanol.

  • Samsung Washing Machine

  • 4 Piece Pub Table & Ch

  • Gas Water Heater ... save electricity!

  • Nespresso Milk Foaming Machine