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Eclipse & Full Moon & Comet Friday coming up .. enjoy the magic in our Fabulous Southern Zon

This rare closeup of a Scarlet Macaw was taken by our friends at Happy Coconuts ... check out their blog and what they have to say about our magnificent Southern Zone. More amazing Macaw photos there!

Welcome to several new subscribers ... and long time readers too. Once again, there is so much going on here in our beloved Southern Zone of Costa Rica.

Please check out our Events page for activities of all kinds. So happy to welcome back the wonderful folks from Cantando la Vida ... a love & songfest happening

this weekend at Finca Amrta in Pedregoso. For girls & women of all ages .. we are hosting our 11th Annual Women's Spring Solstice gathering there in March ... details

on our Events page.

This Friday the 10th will bring us a Full Moon, a Comet & a lunar eclipse ... visible here hopefully from about 4:30pm til 9pm ... click here for more details.

Here is a USA Today story on this ...and a spiritual perspective here.

We loved this short video with fabulous wildlife shot Costa Rica Amazing Wildlife.

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

Zahrah has written a lovely article of her healing journey ... check out Surviving in the Tropics Naturally here.

Another great resource for learning Spanish (which I highly recommend we all do!) is this Word of the Day from You can sign up here.

​Dagmar Reinhard has been publishing this gorgeous and informative and multilingual magazine for several years now ... and now it is online too. She definitely

has helped put class & Costa Ballena on the map! Click here to read the current issue of Ballena Tales. Thank you Dagmar.

Moringa: Small Leaves with Good Nutrition by our own Ed Bernhardt

We have available the ground leaves, seeds (ground & whole), extract and oil at Colibri's Corner.

Long term housesitter needed for a quiet, remote organic farm in San Vito area. Stay in a simple but comfortable open style house, responsibilities are caring for chickens, one dog, and two small greenhouses, communicati0n with owner and supervise worker.

Minimum 6 months commitment desired, references, own transportation, and Spanish speaking preferred. Contact roni at

New listing (still working on photos & details) ... rare find. 50 hectares (123ish acres) with great views, pasture land, small house & corral, subdividable, 4 wheel drive access. Around $7500/hectare. Close to town. Write

Moving Away Sale! Selling clothes, shoes, kitchen items, stuffed animals, books, shelves and more. Stop by my booth at the feria this Thursday or Friday from 7:00am on. Look for the big bunch of colored balloons towards the front on the parking lot side ... or ask at Colibri's Corner. Great prices on gently used items. For more information call Kayla at 8312-4979. Please call me for a Lawn Maintenance Estimate. Your option: You can pay by contract or 3,000 colones per hour per person. What can you expect from my Lawn Maintenance Service. You can expect Dependability, Honesty, Thoroughness, Confidence that I will do all in my power to do the job Right and to your satisfaction. I am totally and completely legal to work in Costa Rica. Give me a call and let's talk. Victor Silva Costa Rica Mountain Zone Lawn Maintenance Give us a Call or drop us a line for an estimate. Cell - CR (506)-8433-1813 / 8767-5092 Home- CR (506)-2770-9139 I am a member of the Ojochal Community Food Bank and Ojochal Family Resource Centre Board of Directors. We have a local woman, who sews amazing... by Hand! The Ojochal Family Resource Centre would like to get her a sewing machine, so that she can make a living for herself, and be independent. Hence, we are looking for a donated or inexpensive, but strong machine for her. If you can assist us with this … please contact us at Rita Lucas 8641-8699

Oregano Oil is a powerful antibiotic ... and doesn't harm your immune system. Read more about it here.

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