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The "official" rainy season has begun in our Much Loved Southern Costa Rica

​Ocelot Kitten

Welcome to several new Members ... and welcome always to long term readers.

Here is some sage advice if you US passport is expiring sometime soon. And a good thing for all to know is often you will be denied entry into a country (Costa Rica & Panama included sometimes) if you have less than 6 months on your passport til it expires. Not a fun thing to find out at the border! Also those with damaged passports are often denied entry also.

Interesting article on the Indigenas of Costa Rica.

What exactly is Permaculture?

Costa Rica's most beautiful birds

President Solís inaugurates first phase of long-awaited Golfito Marina Village

Proyecto San Gerardo Invites You to the First Annual Benefit Breakfast and Tour at the Secret Gardens on Sunday May14 th. See Events page for full information.

Room for rent in Guadalupe de Rivas $10 night 8915 2461 or

Spanish and English classes 2mil/hour and a half, 8915 2461 or

Personal chef vegetarian vegan raw 8915 2461

  • Looking for a very reliable 4x4 car/truck

  • Hi my name is Alison, I have just moved to Costa Rica from England and am looking for a reliable vehicle must be 4x4, don't mind manual or automatic. Have a budget of around 6,000. Would appreciate help with an honest reliable vehicle. Thank you Ali

There will be a Natural Building Course held at our good friends in the Osa's organic farm, Finca Morpho in May. Check out all the details here. Come and learn from a Costa Rican Master Builder with 30 years of experience working with bamboo and earthen materials.

Purasol - solar energy - has moved their offices close to the feria in PZ, in the commercial centre "Papi Lencho" in front of the Red Cross (local number 6). We are looking for a bilingual salesperson. If interested, please call Arine 8848 2013 or find more information on this link

$399,000 Self-sufficient ​40 acre​ compound with views, main house, private guest house and more

NEW LISTING: 50 hectare farm ... much privacy & views .. just $7,200/hectare. See Lot & Lands page for photos.

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

  • bunk beds

  • Electric Drill

  • Toshiba Laptop

  • dog crate

  • Cross Trainer

  • Fans

  • 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

Beautiful Luxury Home in San Isidro .. close to town

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 clothes, floors, walls, whatever! With tropical scent, lemon or no scent. We also carry Bio-Disinfectante ... lemon or natural smell ... excellent product.

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