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Welcoming the Rain back to our fertile Southern Zone of Costa Rica

​Red-headed Barbet ... well done Sam Miller from Audubon

For an Unforgettable Birding Adventure, Teens Head to Costa Rica with Audubon

This weekend is the 11th Annual Women's Equinox Gathering ... a blessed event every year ... there are also T'ai Chi classes now and many events for ever interest and age ... click here for our Event's page.

The PZ feria will be open Semana Santa Tuesday & Wednesday, April 11th & 12th.

Next week only, the amazing Tinamastes Tuesday feria .. will be on Wednesday, March 22nd.

New Costa Rican law no longer requires you to wait & hold up traffic after a minor accident. You can download your accident form here

More on the telecoms limiting cell phone / internet usage ... click here please.

Good news ... we have more time!

The date has changed to April 6th for the hearing in Perez Zeledon to prohibit the use of agrochemicals in our public spaces!

Please consider attending this most important hearing which will take place on April 6 at 6 pm in the Complejo Cultural (Cultural Center) in San Isidro de El General to request that the municipality of Perez Zeledon pass legislation to prohibit the further use of agrochemicals in the maintenance of our public spaces, including roadsides, schools, etc. This hearing will be conducted in Spanish.

We will need all petitions with signatures turned in by end of March to be able to present them at the hearing. Please write to if you have petitions to turn in. Every signature counts!

Our aim is to pack the house…so if you feel passionate about this, put it on your calendar and we’ll see you there!

Full information here and we will definitely have the petition to sign at Colibri's Corner this week.

PEREZ ZELEDON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S CLUB INVITES YOU TO A SEMINAR Employing Workers in Costa Rica ~ All you need to know to get it right to be presented IN ENGLISH by ~ Snra Betsy Garcia Charpentíer Director of the Ministry of Employment in San Isidro del General on FRIDAY 31 MARCH 8.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. at Hotel del Sur, San Isidro del General Cost – C7.00 including refreshments For full programme and reservations, please write to Sheelagh Richards at Please note ~ attendance is by reservation only, there will be no admission at the door to avoid inconvenience to the hotel and participants who have reserved their seats.

I will be returning to Ricar2 Restaurant this coming Sunday. Playing mostly romantic and soft folk from 12:30 - 3:00 pm.

Ricar2 is on the hiway to Dominical just 10 minutes outside of San Isidro.

Also, some of you have asked for reminder of when and where live music can be found each week, so here we go again.

Wednesday: Russ G at Kapiblu Cafe 2 - 4 pm

Thursday Michael Sites at Kafe de la Casa 11:30 am - 3 pm

Friday Russ G at Rock n Roll Bar n Restaurant 3:30 - 6 pm

Friday Paul, Joey, Carlos at Rock n Roll Bar n Restaurant 7 - 10 pm

Again thanks for your kind words and support.

Russell Giles <>



beautiful 9 acres, waterfalls ponds many fruit trees that need help.

bus to front door from san isidro, all produce available to eat.

also opportunity to learn from master builder.

peaceful atmosphere. thank you

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Wonderful Coffee Farm for Sale or Rent in San Vito ... click here.

Beautiful Uvita Ocean View Development Parcel

  • 23.4 hectares ... 57.82 acres

  • This beautiful property has everything a person could want for a peaceful eco-community, get away, retreat or home, including coconut and fruit trees, jungle, pastures, running water, mountain views, and gorgeous Pacific Ocean views.

  • A small stream runs along the entire lower elevation of the property line all year long. With an elevation ranging from 320 to 500 meters, you will enjoy a cooler temperature than at the beach.