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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.

Adventurers wanted by airline

Osa’s delicious project

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.

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

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

Fully Self-Sufficient Off-Grid Organic Finca/Farm with 2 Homes Unique Development on 65 acres (26 Hectares) $599,000

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