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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 San Isidro feria. The sale of these books will supplement our ongoing project of buying books and shelves to donate reading libraries to some of the small, rural elementary schools in Perez Zeledon. This also provides us with an opportunity to assist the Red Cross in collecting canned goods, dry goods, and money donations to assist those in Costa Rica who have been impacted by Hurricane Otto. There has been an outpouring of giving from the Tico Community, at the Red Cross. Let's do our part, and give back, to the Country we also call home. So bring your canned good and dry goods and we will have boxes to collect the donations. The boxes will be delivered to the Red Cross at end of day. Just look for the banner PZIWC when you come to the feria! Thank you for your support. 87713888

Wanted to let everyone know that the last couple years of the Chayotevine is now on our blog ... click here to see any old editions.

Also, if you have a listing of any kind of the website ... please help us keep all updated.

Learn to Paraglide / Fly with our Zion ... click here for details!

Amy Schrift has put together this very important petition to ban agrochemicals in our local communities ... please read and share and sign, click here.

Gas Prices To Drop This Week

Wanted: used full size gas stove with oven, and used gas tank, washing machine, 8915 2561, or

I need someone coming from the USA to CR within the next two weeks to bring about 5lbs or less of assorted items. I will pay $30-50 depending upon quantity of items. Please contact

There will be 'Magic at Manoas' retreat December 9th-16th ... click here for more information.

Costa Rica Pura Vida Embodied Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat February 5th-11th, 2017 w Anne Pitman and David Jewitt

I have a selection of excellent Bee Keeping Books in perfect condition. Write me at

Movement Therapist/ Pilates Instructor

Hello, My husband and I are relocating to Costa Rica. I am a Movement therapist and teach authentic Pilates as well. I am hoping to offer my skills in either a clinic setting or studio..with the hopes to find a space close to the water to open a wellness clinic/studio. All and any information or possible opportunities welcome.. I love to teach and help those that wish to feel well in their bodies and minds .. Thank you Wendy Lewis

905 975 9800

Save the Date! Sunday, December 18th will be our Annual Community Christmas Dinner with Chef Memo. Details to come soon!

For a self sufficient, off grid beautiful organic farm ... click here for more information.

We will have large (3 kilos mas o menos) farm fresh chickens at Colibri's Corner this week and thruout the holiday season ... not a bad idea to send a pre-order to

In general, pre-orders are very useful and appreciated as the season gets busier. Also, we receive and recycle all glass bottles & jars (clean or not) and egg cartons with lids.

We now offer all organic eggs weekly! Also, all organic, gluten free & organic Yuca Flour and Macadamia Flour and Banana Flour.

Here are a few of the new & available items on our Great Stuff to Buy & Sell page:

  • CROCS BRAND: Work Boot/Rain Boots

  • Uniden 2-way radio GRM2238-2CK set

  • Panasonic SC-PT570 DVD stereo and surround sound system 5 speakers and sub-woofer - $50

  • Oppo OPDV971H DVD player - $35

  • Go Pro 3 - $150

  • Wine Enthusiast 21-Bottle Silent Dual Zone Touchscreen Wine Cooler