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Bye Bye 2016 ... Blessed Times Ahead for 2017 in our Glorious Southern Costa Rica

​New Years Orchid by our own Joan Weilers

Sending loving blessings and gratitude to new readers and long standing friends of the Vine ... hard to believe another year has zoooooomed by! Thank you so much for your support for Colibri's Corner, our Pura Vida Connections Website, and the Chayotevine Newsletter & Blog. And special thanks to our fantastic Webmistress, Adria Brunner, and her sweetheart son Miguel, now helping us with our growing Website, and all our suppliers and everyone concerned who help us connect our amazing community here.

A good friend asked today if we had 911 services in Costa Rica and I am happy to report, we do! And it's 911 for Red Cross Fire Fighters, OIJ (local FBI) etc. Click here for our page on Useful Information.

Last request of the year to please please please update any listings that you have with us ... "stuff," rentals, services, or property for sale. Thank you so much.

Southern Costa Rican Community Says No to Hydroelectric Project

LAST DAYS: 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.

Costa Rican Houses Valued Over $231K Owe Luxury Tax in January

My husband and I are looking for many fruit trees including mama chino, edible fruit baring palm trees (like palm dates) etc. If you have any of these, please email me at

Looking for Vegan yoga practitioner for kitchen help, etc. for wonderful Eco Lodge in Jaco area. 86034435 Adriana Bolaños Davila

MUST SELL: 1987 Isuzu Trooper, 4x4, gasoline engine, well maintained, up to date riteve & marchamo,

$2,000,000 Call Yendry 8656 5938 (photos on Vehicles page)

Beautiful home on the Quebradas River just reduced ... check link here.

Fully Self-Sufficient Off-Grid Organic Finca/Farm with 2 HomesDevelopment on 65 acres (26 Hectares) $599,000

FOR RENT (long term) for just $200/month Finca Celeste in Sabalito (Coto Brus) 8,000 sqm (2 ac.) 3 bedrooms (2 with beds, the 3rd like an study) Alèxia Catalana (506) 89200404, and blog

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

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

Room for rent,Guadalupe de Rivas, $10 night, Wendy 8915 2461 or

Personal Chef,vegetarian, vegan, raw, your place or mine, 8915 2461 or

Spanish Classes beginner,travel, conversational, English Classes beginner, intermediate, advanced, Guadalupe de Rivas,2mil($4) hour, Wendy Crews 8915 2461 or wendy

Can anyone bring a 25lb surge protector from the US? will pay the extra luggage fee and meet you at the airport to take it off your hands, or 8915 2461.

For Rent; 3 brdm house in Los Angelos de Rivas, Dione Barrantes 8394 4288

See this Luxurious Villa in Hatillo ... just north of Dominical

Cantando La Vida is coming back! we are getting more excited every day! Only 6 weeks until we are singing and sharing together in the Costa Rican air.