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Glad to be playing in the fabulous Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. Don Marquis

We are certainly being blessed here in the Southern Zone with mild weather and sunshine ... this precious baby sloth is super grateful and so are we!

Once again we ask to update any ads ... we want our website as up to date as possible. Thanks for your help!

The US citizens will be without an Ambassador after January 20th ... click here to read more.

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

Join Sarah for a never to be forgotten getaway... check here for Soul Adventure Retreat.

Sundown Serenade: Live Music at Ricar2 Restaurant this Sunday, January 15th, 3:30-6. Good food, Good service. Reasonable prices. Spectacular view.

T'ai Chi Chih classes by Anita ... check Events page

New "Stuff for Sale" ... more on Stuff page

  • EarthStar Meditation Bench -- Handmade with Love

  • Mini-Fridge with Freezer Compartment

  • Powerful On-Demand Electric Water Heater

  • HP Pavillion p6210f. 640 GB 7200 RPM hard drive. 6gb ram. Legal Win 10 upgrade. CD/DVD. Card Reader. 10/10 condition. AMD Athlon quad core 100,000 no keyboard/monitor/mouse

  • 7166-2733 or

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.

  • Professional NGO staff team looking to rent home in San Isidro May - August 2017

  • Amigos de las Americas, a professional NGO staff team, is looking for a short term rental between the months of May and August 2017. We are a NGO based in the United States that works with a local NGO, Casa de la Juventud, to facilitate campamentos in national parks throughout Costa Rica for Tico and US American youth. We need a fully furnished 3+ bedroom home with 2+ bathrooms in walking distance of San Isidro. We have strict organizational rules and do not smoke, drink, or party. We are great renters and need a clean space to base our offices out of.

  • Your Best Contact Phone 0016513154265

I am looking for a nice place, house, TV , for month of Feb....( a little flexible) ... budget in the $600 range. Single, retired non-smoking, teacher....may not have a car. Jim Henley

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.

Wonderful new home for sale .. close to town ... click here.

Fully Self-Sufficient Off-Grid Organic Finca/Farm with 2 Homes Development 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 <> (Please contact Natalya by email ... not thru Airbnb)

Rave reviews on our 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 know.

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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