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Blessed Autumnal Equinox ... Coconuts for all in our Precious Southern Costa Rica

​The Autumnal Equinox will be Thursday September 22nd at around 7am ... check Marguerite's Astrology Blog here for more Astral happenings.

Once again we ask that if you have ads on any of our pages ... please make sure they are current ... it's no fun for people to call if a place has been rented or an item has been sold. Many thanks.

Lovely article in the Tico Times on the wonderful Seed Festival in Tinamastes a few weeks ago.Click here to read it. A truly great event.

We are very fortunate to be away from all the ash & smoke from the Turrialba Volcano this week covering much of the San Jose area and causing many flights to be cancelled or delayed from Juan Santamaria Airport. Good idea to check the airport site here if you are travelling or have someone coming.

We still could use more rentals of all types.

Basic cabin to rent 4 miles off the Intramerican highway above the little town of Santiago about 20 miles south of San Isidro Central in the Santiago Springs development of Lecona real estate. One bedroom with double bed, large closet, indoor toilet and sink with outdoor shower. and outdoor kitchen space, leading to a 30 ft. long deck surrounded by bench. Hot plate can be supplied - no refrigerator. Running cold water and electricUse of unfiltered swimming pool (40 ft. lap pool) included. A 4x4 car, linens, would be necessary. Please write the owner at: Stan kaufman <>

Room for rent in Alfombra de Tinamastes - midway between San Isidro and Dominical. Private room in spacious, shared, fully furnished house. Quiet, safe neighborhood with planty of nature and beauty all around. Short walk to busline. Many wonderful attractions nearby - waterfalls, hiking trails, weekly organic market, resteraunts, and more.

Wifi and all utilities included in rent price.

The space is clean and we live a healthy, conscious lifestyle. We (1 adult, 1 youth) open the space to others of like-mind and heart. Healthy eating and living, sober, peaceful, nature loving people are who we invite to share our space. Available for rent now. Email

Imagine waking up to the symphony of the naturaleza in a valley nestled in the mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Costa Ballena. You have coffee plantation tours, hiking to local waterfalls, Spanish classes while dining with local campesino familes, bird watching, clean air & water, ATV Tours, fresh talapia raised organically and more all at your disposal on any given day of the week. Essentially I am a link between the Campesino and Expat worlds here in the Southern Zone. In our community, which intersects the calle publica from Uvita that runs from the coast all the way to San Isidro, we have a variety of rentals available ranging from rustic to modern to please a diverse crowd with diverse needs, short or long term. When you get in touch I will direct you to various social media to further illuminate the topic. Thank you for the attention and we hope to hear from you!

Markos Cell/Whatsapp 506.

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

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 is 541-490-4909)

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 & Chairs

  • Gas Water Heater ... save electricity!

  • Nespresso Milk Foaming Machine

Remember to visit Urban Farm restaurant in town for their delicious breakfast & lunch menus. They are also adding new dishes and have a beautiful consciousness with their food.

Visit Chef Memo's Mexican & Tico Take Out ... on the Interamerican Highway on the corner around the block from Dominical Bus Station. The Tacos al Pastor are fantabulous

Would you like to be involved in creation & distribution of non-disposable artistically designed water bottles filled with the luscious vibrant clean water that runs through my neighborhood in Perez? Get in touch to discuss the details, thanks Markos 506. - same # for Whatsapp

We have over 100 good condition Travel Books of countries all over the world ... let me know if you are interested in any of them.