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February Slipping Away in our Beloved Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Bless the Bees & the Sunflowers

Lately I've been feeling thankful for every flower and every bee and every butterfly that crosses my path.

To live in such extreme beauty is a gift beyond measure.

We had some glitches with our website server last week ... but hopefully is back in order. Please do check any announcements or ads you have ... we really want to keep everything as up to date as possible. Many thanks.

Remember too, that Colibri's Corner stays open now until 8 pm on Thursdays and Fridays we are there for sure from 10 til 1 ... often earlier.

Almost $1 million dollars will be invested in remodeling of Manuel Antonio Park in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park has new infrastructure

Central Bank Hikes Interest Rates

This weekend is the annual Chirripo Mountain Race ... good luck to all the participants!

The famous and infamous Envision Festival takes place this Thursday thru Sunday just north of Envision ... blessings to all!

This, the last Friday of February, will be another wonderful lunch with Carol's Club and guest speaker, Alex Zuniga ... our Snake Expert! Check with Carol if any places have opened up. See our events page for more info.

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

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 ,,,,

Happy to again have an amazing Arnica salve ... perfect to stop bumps & bruising & swelling ... as well as an all natural Tea Tree Shampoo.

If you haven't tried the best all natural detergent available .. please do. BioSoap is very concentrated and very effective for clothers, floors, walls, whatever! With tropical scent, lemon or no scent.

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.

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: