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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Only a few days more to take advantage of the Early Bird Special! Let the spirits know that you are coming! Welcome to the return of the sun!

or contact Diane Britzke at






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

We have some great healthy eating books for sale ... come by Colibri's Corner for Dr. Walter Urban's Raw Food Guide & Finca de Vida's beautiful Recipe Book.

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.

Just got a supply of the most delicious black Greek olives ... just a few left!

Just bottled some super rico Sweet & Spicy Asian Hot Sauce ... great for just about anything (stir fries / salad dressing / marinade / eggs). Come by for a taster.

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 and 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 ... 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.

Moringa: One Of The World’s Most Abundant Sources of Vitamins And Minerals We are fortunate to have local, organic Moringa here in our area now ... I've been learning more about it's benefits and the amazing energy the seeds and leaves give ... and the healing qualities of the Oil. Trees also available ... all @ Colibri's Corner

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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