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Enjoying Sun & Wind & Rain & More Sun in our Beloved Southern Costa Rica

Haleakala by Brandon Mark Bushard

Welcoming 2017 & New members to the Chayotevine ... have a feeling this is going to be "never a dull moment" year!

remember to check flights coming & going from Alajuela / San Jose as some are being postponed or canceled. Click here.

Please be extra careful and avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes (or anything, really!) ... there are several people being diagnosed with Dengue per week in our area. Please remove anything that is holding stagnant water ... this is not something to fool with. Here is an article in Spanish talking about it right here, right now.

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

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.

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)

There are many, many fun & inspiring & educational activities throughout our region to check out here on our Events page ... some really interesting times ahead for those of any interest.

Rainforest Medicine Council: an intrepid journey towards a vibrant life

January 2017: Rainforest Medicine Council with Siecopai Elders and Jonathon Miller Weisberger, to welcome endless possibilities changing the outer world from within. The Council, a joyous long-lasting impact, is being held at Guaria de Osa Wilderness EcoRetreat Centre on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica! One of the most biologically diverse places on Earth... both on land and at sea! Come and experience pristine nature found no where else!! The event is a grassroots fundraiser for ground-level rainforest conservation and sea turtle projects spearheaded by ethnobotanist, Jonathon Miller W., author of Rainforest Medicine. Program details posted at:

510-235-4313 California

Interesting Talk & Lunch Meet Up ... see Events page for more information on this very interesting topic.

Alieans, The Coming Economic Collapse and Demo of our new Local Community Currency

Currently Planned for: Wednesday January 11th

Visiting guest from the US, George Green, a former investment banker is probably the last person you’d expect aliens to choose to communicate with but that is exactly what has happened to publisher George Green. ( ) Time and location will be provided to those that RSVP by sending email to:

Looking for house to rent- preferably a one story 4 bedroom house or a one story 3 bedroom + cabina with outdoor space for dogs. Would consider anywhere in greater San Isidro area. Seeking a long term lease. Please contact Mark 8718-6061 or Kathleen 8913-4926

We are looking for work traders who want to come stay by the ocean and help us here at Rancho Cannatella. A bi-lingual couple would be great, no animals and one who is open to a variety of jobs. We can commit to a month and if all goes well are open to 3 months. Specialty skills are a plus! carpenters, gardeners, farmers, teachers, artists, nannies, musicians, virgo OCD organizers, karate/selfdefense instructors... we are looking for creative, positive and enthusiastic beings who want to contribute to our oceanside farm/vacation rental.

All that are interested please email me at:

New listing with 2 houses in lovely Quebradas. Click here.

Here are the national holidays of 2017

  1. January 1 (Sunday) – New Year’s Day

  2. April 11 (Tuesday) – Battle of Rivas

  3. April 13 (Thursday)- Good Thursday

  4. April 14 (Friday)- Good Friday

  5. May 1 (Monday) – Labour Day

  6. July 25 (Tuesday) – Annexation of Guanacaste

  7. August 2 (Wednesday) – Our Lady of Los Angeles

  8. August 15 (Tuesday) – Mother’s Day

  9. September 15 (Friday) – Independence Day

  10. October 12 (Thursday) – Day of Cultures

  11. December 25 (Monday) – Christmas Day

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

  • We are Victor and Natalya -- a retired Canadian couple. Eight years ago we built our dream home in Costa Rica and for the past few years we ran a very successful Bed and Breakfast there. Last year, our grandkids brought us back to Canada, and we are looking for someone to live in our Costa Rican home and fully manage the B&B.

  • A little bit about the place - the house is over 8,000 square feet, surrounded by a lush tropical garden and primary jungle right in our back yard. The house is three stories high. The top level is a large, gourmet kitchen and indoor / outdoor living space. The second floor has 3 bedrooms + a den. Finally, the ground floor has a spacious studio apartment with a kitchen and an in-suite bathroom. The B&B manager will be living in this studio apartment while renting out the top part of the house. Finally, there is a large swimming pool, a fully equipped gym and many outdoor sitting areas with beautiful views.

  • To learn more about the house you can go to our AirB&B page -

  • We have a cleaning lady that cleans the house and a gardener who looks after the garden and the pool. Both speak only Spanish.

  • The house is located between a major town with all amenities, such as hospitals, supermarkets etc (San Isidro Del General), and a beautiful surfing beach (Dominical). Both are about a 30 minutes drive away. The road leading up to the house is unpaved and requires a 4x4 drive. The B&B manager is responsible for providing their own transportation.

  • We are looking for a single person or a couple; at least one person must be able to communicate with the staff in Spanish. Since the house in three stories high, and is located on a hill, the best fit would be someone with an active lifestyle. An added bonus would be someone that is handy with minor house repairs.

  • The manager responsibilities include: answering all the booking inquiries, managing the staff to keep the place spotless, meeting the guests and make sure they are comfortable. Our BnB has only 5 star reviews and we expect a new management to keep the same 5 stars. Natalya Pergat <>

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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