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Beautiful Colours Surround us in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica

​Bougainvillea / Veranera by Mariya Vancheva

So happy to hear from many newcomers to our beautiful area and welcome to the Southern Zone and the Chayotevine!

Thanks to all of you with ads or listings on our site .. please make sure it is up to date ... saves time & energy for all of us.

ICE is opening a new, smaller office near the Stadium in downtown PZ ... here is the article about this in Spanish.

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

Have you made epic progress on building a new life in Costa Rica but still struggling to make ends meet due to lack of residency, capacity with Spanish, transportation issues, etc? If so, we have something in common and perhaps can help each other reach a new horizon. Keywords include but NOT limited to: synchronicity, teaching, art, bartering,, counseling, therapy, guides & guidance, miracles, travel adventures, cathartic new enterprise. Let's talk about the details over Whatsapp. Mark 506.

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

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.

Housesitting wanted for for my tiny house , above Rivas , cool days , cooler nights .Has great view of perez zeledon .must water plants , and fruit trees , and keep house in good shape . will provide sat tv , water, electric . internet not provided but a hot spot will work on your cell phone thru movistar .looking for someone between april 1st , thru july 1st must have reference's .has large deck over looking perez zeledon , must have motorcycle to access property , for more info ,,,,

Chef Eric’s Let Food be thy Medicine Link to Health Report The Main Cause of Morning Sickness Is Avoidable How you LOVE yourself, loved ones, all beings, and your planet is always a choice. Eating just plant foods is not a diet; it’s a worldwide blossoming of awakened consciousness.

My name is Carla Crocker. I wanted to reach out to this newsletter writer and ask if an add requesting resume/CV builder/writer is available to proof read and or help me improve my resume. It is in the English language and I am looking for somebody out there who has the talent of being a good writer, specially with resumes. I can be reached at this email:

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

Thank you ~elena

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

Wonderful new home for sale .. close to town ... click here. MOTIVATED SELLERS JUST REDUCED PRICE.

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.

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

  • #10 Electrical Cable. 1000 meter rolls. $380 / roll. New, unopened, uncut. Two rolls available.

  • Petiner Advanced No-Hurt No Bark Collar. $30. New in box, never used. Please see:

  • Linksys E900 Wireless-N300 Router. $20. Like new. Used 8 months.

  • NuStevia White Stevia Powder. $16. By NuNaturals. 12 oz. New, unopened.

  • 1/2" tubing for hot water 5,000

  • Calphalon pans ... great quality & value

  • used laptop battery: NEW (in box, up graded/larger capacity) battery for Toshiba Satellite Mod. #C855-S5107 laptop. Will fit many more models, I have list if interested. Paid $32 SELL for $15US. John Brooks <>

  • Nespresso Expresso Foaming machine ...

  • Electro-acupuncture device .. no needles

  • Never used gas water heater ...

  • ..... and much much more!

Visit KapiBlu and enjoy cold & hot drinks that are amazing ... great meals & comfy atmosphere too.

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.

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:

  • 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:Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract

  • 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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