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Enjoy your life to the fullest ... in our beloved Southern Zone of Costa Rica

This Friday, February 3rd, Finca Amrta is hosting an amazing couple (Lana Sugarman and Narada), who are professional Kirtan singers, plus very special guest, the fabulous, Vyola Myst. You are all welcome to join us. It will be from 2-4pm. Hope to see you there!

Welcome to many new Subscribers! We are so fortunate to have so many talented friends down here on our Southern Zone ... there is virtually entertainment and activities whatever you enjoy. Please check our Events page to learn more about what is happening!

Slight correction from last week's Motmot photo .. thanks to Henry Kantrowitz, we are informed that the motmotidae is the family of motmots and coraciiformes is the order. The actual scientific name, of the blue-crowned motmot is motmotus coeruliceps.

7th Annual Envision Festival is almost here.

ICE is changing its policy for postpaid (contract) subscribers ... click here. Will be far more costly for high volume internet users.

Donating your body to medical science in Costa Rica (see more information on our Events page)

  • Following two previous successful donor events, more members of our expat community have expressed the wish to donate their body to medical science in Costa Rica.

  • One again, staff of the University of Costa Rica are willing to come to San Isidro to enable potential donors to complete the paperwork and avoid the journey to San Jose. The visit will take place on Thursday 23rd of February.

  • If you would like to make this ultimate tribute to the wonderful country of Costa Rica, please contact Sheelagh Richards at for further information

  • Another service to the expat community hosted by the Perez Zeledon International Women’s Club

Sacred Earth Farm in Las Tumbas is looking for a part time person a couple of days per week to tend to the organic garden, do the watering on the grounds, and other odd jobs that pop up. Possible living exchange situation for the right person. Must be non-smoker, no drugs, quiet, peaceful, Zen type person. Local CR phone # 4001-2080 (calls please, # does not receive messages.)


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For Friends of Joanna Becker ... as you probably know, Joanna passed away last year and her friend Arlie is bringing her ashes to San Isidro and will be having an memorial event on February 11th or 12th. Please contact Mark at for more information. This wonderful woman was "Joanna Native Trees" and graciously shared trees with many throughout the years. She is deeply missed.

Looking for private car to rent until 27th at

Muchos gracias blessings from the Family Meyer

House Sitter needed, May 1 '17 - July 31 '17

Looking for responsible, mature, non smoking couple to house sit our beautiful one bedroom, 1 1/2 bath two level home overlooking the pacific. Home is situated on 1/2 acre 360' above sea level with nice cool afternoon breezes. Less than one mile from the ocean with the sound of the waves gently putting you to sleep at night. Toucans, Parrots, Monkeys, a nature lovers paradise. No animals to care for and not a lot of duties... water plants and keep the place clean. Pay own electric and wireless Internet service.


looking for two dog shipping crates, airline approved, for two dogs each ~ 45#

Thank you ~elena

I recommend getting on this Spanish word a day list ... great way to expand your Spanish. Click here to subscribe.

Check out Annie's Clinica Natura in Uvita ... see our ad under Services (right column).

Will have organic Soursop / Guanabana leaves at Colibri's Corner .. click here for their amazing benefits.

Afternoon Blues Live! every Friday 3:30 - 5:30 pm at Rock 'n Roll (across from Lucky's Casino).

You may have heard Russ G singing soft folk and romantic rock at a party a couple of years ago. Well, he gets a little rowdy at this new Bar & Restaurant every Friday before sundown. So if you are a fan of CCR, The Eagles, Eric Clapton unplugged, and some soulful relics from the 30's and 40's, stop by for a brew and bocas. Give a listen and still get home before dark