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Happy Solstice ... the shortest day of the year in our beloved Southern Zone of Costa Rica

​The Majestic Resplendent Quetzal by Asdrubal Leiva Coto

Sending loving greetings to all readers .. new and longtime ... may you enjoy celebrating however, wherever, in this Joyous Season.

Because Christmas Day is on a Sunday this year, our PZ feria will have regular hours for Christmas week & New Years, Thursday from 7 to 8pm and Fridays from 8am to 2pm.

The annual Marchamo (taxes, insurance on cars) is due by December 31st and is now online. You do not want to drive without it January 1st and beyond. Check it out here.

Check out Marguerite's Astrological Blog here ... great reading!

Lots and lots of people have the flu and dengue and even pneumonia right now ... please take extra good care of yourself. I found myself feeling sore throaty, sneezing etc. a few days ago and have been dosing up on the Turkey Tail Extract and I feel it's kept me vertical and feeling fine! Check out the benefits here. And please avoid getting mosquito bitten ... you don't want Dengue!

Meet our own Toby Tunes here!

For our Spanish speaking friends, here is a fabulous collection of Permaculture & related Books online for free.

Orpheus (Ophir) is back from world tour and is offering now unique energetic healing sessions. His own style of Energy Massage and Acupuncture, Shamanic journeys and lifestyle consultations. He is available at Fuente Verde (Tina Mastes) Mondays & Fridays, 12-5pm.

You can find him at Tinamastes Feria giving short energy tune-ups by Donation only on Tuesday mornings.

Orpheus also Offer Qigong classes (Direct lineage from Master Duan, China. WuJi Qigong) every Wednesday 9:30-10:30am, at Coconut Grove , Dominicalito, and private sessions afterwards.

Please visit, or call to find your path to balance 89286334.

From January to May Orpheus offers several unique retreats - SIlent meditation and movement. check website for details and dates.

Don't ReTire. ReFire!

If you refuse to accept stereotypes of aging that create a boring retirement lifestyle, and you want practical help you create the life you always wanted - join me in an online community of “olders” who prefer reFirement to reTirement at

Pura Vida!

Paul, a.k.a Pablo Carter






Check out Here for photos and more information. A wonderful place to live.

  • Local Housesitters Available March 1 We are a retired couple from the US and we have lived in Platanillo for 1 1/2 years. We own a reliable 4x4, our Spanish is passable and we have many contacts in the local service industry. We owned a restaurant and catering business on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for over 20 years and are used to handling responsibility in a timely manner, maintaining a spotless environment and directing a team. We are available March 1, 2017. Email us at David and Christine Bohn

Anyone have access to Lantana? Write

Let my brush bring your pet to life on canvas with an original pet portrait. I will paint a portrait of your vacation home, your yacht...or of you! See examples at Bill Floto 506-8655-9555

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.

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.

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

Room for rent! Room for rent in shared home in Alfombra de Tinamastes (between San Isidro and Dominical). Open to friendly, responsible, sober, health inspired, conscious living person. Shared home with health conscious female and 12 year old son. Relaxed home environment. 10 minute walk to bus line. Nature surroundings. Many attractions nearby- weekly farmers market, waterfalls, hiking trails, more Wifi and utilities included. Weekly and monthly prices. Email-

Bar/ Restaurant /Discoteque is selling all its stuff! Call Ananda 8894-1969 or Peter 8301-3777

  • Glassware

  • Silverware

  • Dishes

  • Grill

  • Freezer

  • Refrigerator

  • Metal Mixing Bowls

  • Pizza Trays

  • 10 Glass Table Tops with Chairs

  • Bar Stools

  • Club Lightening

  • DJ Equipment - Speakers, Sound Systems

  • Couches

  • Tabletops

  • Travel Cases

  • Liquor / Beer / Soda

My Name is Frank

I´m looking for a house fro rent in PZ Area

I have a car= does´t matter the location x no more than 10 klm from any highway

Looking for fresh weather, rivers, or Ocean, Mountains

3 Rooms, With or Without Fornitures, 2 Restrooms, Hot water, TV + Internet Access cover area

House, American Style, EU style

Green Yards and Garden

Have 2 Pets = Malamut + Belgium Pastor.

Need a Garage

100% privacy

Or any Other Options = I can be in charge of taking care of the property + House

Thnks a lot and let me be part of your Group

Just got a supply of the most delicious black Greek olives ... hurry or I will eat them all!

Also Greek organic extra virgin olive oil!

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

  • Wii Madden NFL .. new in box

  • Almost new, purple suitcase

  • BRAND NEW Porter Cable Cordless Combo Kit $155.00

  • 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

  • 32 cup coffee maker $25

  • Nespresso Milk Foaming Machine

  • Gas Water Heater ... save electricity!

Very happy to have amazing, organic turmeric available in many forms ... now also in easy to take capsules! We also have the root and powdered forms.

Happy to offer now Coconut Aminos, large & small, and Teriyaki or Garlic. Healthy & delicious!

We are now offering beautiful BeesWax Candles ... a more ecological alternative ... locally made.

Turkey Tail Extract can be magical ... please click here to read of all the benefits. We are so fortunate to have a good supply at this time.

Stop by to sample our Vegan Flaxers, truly delicious and satisfying ... as well as spicy hummus & Gluten Free Goodies. Come enjoy a Sampler with our amazing Ginger Kombucha.

Kapi Blu has become a favorite hangout for coffees, meals and music. Now open on Sundays, too, come enjoy their drinks & food.

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.

Happy to have this week de Blackberry Cobbler, Nag Champa Incense, dental floss, various fluoride free toothpastes ... great repellent ... Sacha Inchi Seeds ... organic tobacco. Also red & red/white quinoa ... delicious protein substitute for rice.

  • Blackberry Vinaigrette ... super on salads & more!

  • Delicious Dates!

  • Organic Extra Virgen Olive Oil

  • Kalamata Black Olives

  • Organic Macadamia Flour

  • Organic Lemon & Peppermint Extracts

  • Organic Yuca Flour

  • Tea Tree Oils

  • Organic Turmeric Extract

  • Organic Shea Butter

  • Patchouli Oil

  • Clove Oil

Sauerkraut is one of the best foods for your tummy ... we are so fortunate to have Rosita's Organic Kraut ... so delicious & great for your digestion and general health.

The shitake mushrooms are extraordinary and quite magical .. click here to read about their many benefits.

Grass feed, beef bones, 5 dollars a pound. I can deliver to Tinmastes or PZ Thursday market.

Come enjoy a sticky yummy Cinnamon Roll made with real butter!

We have mangosteen "matas" or baby trees at Colibri's Corner. If you want larger quantities .. let me

At Colibri's Corner this week:

  • Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract

  • Turmeric Extract & Roots & Capsules

  • Organic Coconut Aminos ...Traditional

  • Mango or Papaya Salsas, spicy & delicious by Rosita

  • Fresh Trout / Smoked Trout

  • Sacha Inchi Nuts

  • Palo Santo

  • Hombre Grande

  • All natural organic tobacco

  • Mariola Honey ... excellent for eye & ear infections

  • Hot & Sweet Mustard

  • Organic Vanilla Beans

  • All Organic Corn Chips ... yellow

  • Raw Honey

  • Fresh Salsa

  • Local Organic Beans & Rice (Integral & White)

  • Organic Teas

  • Stevia in Powder & Liquid

  • Organic Dried Pineapple / Mangos / Bananas

  • Coconut Secret Amino Acids This sap is very low glycemic, an abundant source of 17 amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and has a nearly neutral pH.

  • Organic Sauerkraut

  • Vegan Pesto & Vegan Raw Cookies

  • Sourdough Bread

  • Becca's Amazing Hot Hot Sauces

We also have now:

  • Manuka honey

  • Organic Alfalfa Seeds

  • Crunchy Spirulina

  • Salt shaker grinders

  • Peppermint Oil

  • Lavender Oil

  • Clove Oil

  • Ylang Ylang Oil

  • Frankincense

  • Organic sauerkraut

  • Goat cheeses

  • Swiss Cheese

  • Mozzarelli Cheese

  • Fresh & Smoked Trout

  • Nutritional Yeast

  • Diatomaceous Earth

  • Epsom Salts

  • Moringa Seeds & Leaves

  • Organic Black Strap Molasses

  • International Phone Cards

  • Cactus Juice & other Natural Bug Repellents

  • Sticky, Yummy Dates

  • Costa Rican Macadamias

  • Integral Oats

For anyone with pain from spots injuries, muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatic, please check this link. We are very fortunate to have this high quality Magnesium Oil now available. Also works great as an all natural deodorant!

International Phone Cards available for major savings.

We appreciate pre-orders & can ship throughout Costa Rica.

Pura Vida Blessings to all

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