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Peace in the Clouds and on our Beaches in our Blessed, Southern Zone of Costa Rica


Drops of God by Mama Sheri Sunshine

Welcome to our many new readers this week .. so happy to have you a part of our wonderful community.

Our hearts are heavy with the news of a tragic traffic accident near San Jose which took the life of John Rockwell of Lagunas, and severely injured his beautiful wife, Laurel. We join the family and friends sending love & prayers for Laurel's full recovery, and for the birth of their grandchild at any moment.

Steven Hawking on sustainability & Costa Rica

From Eric Rivkin .. Great news! ONE MORE CANTON in COSTA RICA BANS ALL AGROCHEMICALS IN PUBLIC AREAS.... inspired by our actions in Perez Zeledon! Good work everyone! link/article in Spanish: By a unanimous agreement in the ordinary session of last Monday, May 22, the Municipal Council of Montes de Oca agreed on "Non-use in Public Areas of all types of agrochemicals (herbicides, pesticides and other pesticides) for the benefit of the canton and Citizens

Corporate income tax will be effective on September 1st

Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May ... just in case you didn't notice!

Photos: 10 stunning landscapes from all over Costa Rica

Standing ovation for all involved in the fabulous production of Grease last weekend! Here is a lovely article with photos by the Costa Concierge.

New Expedition Tours announces Sustainable Projects in Costa Rica

Please join Chocolatier Tao Watts of Samaritan Xocolata as she teaches the essence of chocolate making. In this hands on workshop Tao will guide you through the basics of making truffles and art of ganache. Toa will cover rolled, molded and dipped truffles as well as vegan truffles. Included in the price is the cost of the lmaterials and lunch provided by Gypsy Trader. Cost is $55 per person. Please RSVP to Carley Montgomery at 8385-5469 orcarley@newutopia.net. June 4 at 11:00am Samaritan Xocolata Factory in Canaan

FOR QUICK SALE! 4 Runner (photo on vehicles page)

Just $3,000.

Write zuarmata@gmail.com

2 Bedroom - Short term, temporary rental - in barrio Lourdes San Isidro, Perez Zeledon .. available soon!

San Gerardo de Rivas Cottage with a large covered porch for bird watching:

$400 per month. Available July 1, 2017, a cute wooden cottage, furnished, with 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms. On the bus line, but set back about one block, so not on the main road. Has on demand hot water tank for bathrooms and kitchen, also you can flush your paper in the toilet. Located in the Secret Gardens of beautiful San Gerardo de Rivas at the base of Chirripo mountain about 11 KM up from Rivas at around 1,300 meters altitude (4,000 feet). You can read about San Gerardo de Rivas and see pictures of the gardens at www.sangerardocostarica.com - click activities and then gardens. Contact Bernan 2742-5086 (home) 8451 3001 (Cell) Spanish only.

Near San Isidro Central, in a nice neighborhood, lovely, spacious two story home. Owner is very motivated.

Amazing home & setting with pool in the mountains not far from Chirripo ... furnished ... ready to move into.