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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

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

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.

  • See more information and photos at

  • Contact owner:

For rent: New 2 bed 2 bath with solar hot water, skylights, nice view and breeze & 6 miles from Maxi-Pali, 3 miles asphalt 3 miles nice dirt road and comes mostly furnished and in a area of nice homes with no close neighbors for now. $350.00 plus utilities, 1st , last, and deposit. 8614-6403 Vern

Permaculture Farm, Finca Morpho in the Osa Peninsula is offering Work/Trade Positions and Volunteer Positions ... check their wonderful website to see the amazing things they are doing and the positions they have available. Please click here. My husband & I live in Miravalles and we are now offering several services for your dogs. We can come to your home or you can bring them to us. We can shampoo, give treatments against fleas, ticks etc, cut nails, clean ears etc. We also have a lovely safe space to take care of you dogs overnight, and we offer walking services also. I also offer accounting services (in Spanish). Viria & Wander 8597-7749

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

  • bunk beds

  • Trek mountain bike

  • Camelbak "Crux" 2L resevoir for pack. Excellent condition! $15

  • Ringing Cedars (Anastasia) Full 9 book set, newest edition! Great condition! Retails $135, selling - $75

  • Insignia brand universal laptop power cord and tips. Brand new. Works for a variety of laptops (various tips). $45

  • Kala brand - high quality, unique 6 string ukelele. "Kala 6 tenor, gloss mahogany ". Soft case and capo included! Retail (ukelele) $325, asking $145

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

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.

Just in: Natural Loofahs with seeds ... can enjoy and then plant your own.

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 organic Coconut Aminos, large & small, and Teriyaki or Garlic. Healthy & delicious! Also organic Coconut Nectar & Coconut Flour.

Excited to offer Organic Medjool Dates ... limited offering and beyond delicious.

Just in: Organic Black Kalamata Olives!

and ... Becca’s Mango Chutney… Sweet Organic Mangoes and Manzanas Nacionales (Costa Rican Apples) make up the base of this delicious and complex condiment. The addition of Organic Indian Curry Powder, sweet onions, chile dulce, ginger, raisins, apple cider vinegar, organic cane sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon makes for a chutney you can eat straight from the jar. It’s a perfect condiment for any Indian dishes (vegetarian or meat curries especially), a glaze for meat, tofu, or vegetables, and according to one of my customers, it also makes a great vanilla ice cream topping! Definitely something to try if you’d like to brighten up your meal! 100% AWESOME y siempre hecho con amor!

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.

Visit KapiBlu and enjoy cold & hot drinks that are amazing ... great meals & comfy atmosphere too. I just tried their Iced Chai & it was fabulous.

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: Fluoride Free Toothpastes, Blackberry Cobbler, Nag Champa Incense, dental floss ... great repellents ... Sacha Inchi Seeds ... . Also red & red/white quinoa ... delicious protein substitute for rice.

  • Blackberry Vinaigrette ... super on salads & more!

  • Delicious Dates!

  • Organic Extra Virgen Olive Oil

  • Organic Kalamata Black Olives

  • Organic Lemon & Peppermint Extracts

  • Organic Yuca Flour & Banana Flour & Corn Flour

  • Tea Tree Oils

  • Organic Turmeric Extract

  • 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.

Moringa: One Of The World’s Most Abundant Sources of Vitamins And Minerals We are fortunate to have local, organic Moringa here in our area now ... I've been learning more about it's benefits and the amazing energy the seeds and leaves give ... and the healing qualities of the Oil. Trees also available ... all @ Colibri's Corner

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 know.

At Colibri's Corner this week:

  • Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract

  • Turmeric Extract & Roots & Capsules

  • Organic Coconut Aminos ...Traditional

  • 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

  • Local Organic White Rice Organic Teas

  • Stevia in Powder & Liquid

  • Organic Dried 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

  • Becca's Amazing Hot Hot Sauces

We also have now:

  • Crunchy Spirulina

  • Salt shaker grinders

  • Peppermint Oil

  • Lavender Oil

  • Clove Oil

  • Ylang Ylang Oil

  • Frankincense

  • 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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