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Eternal Beauty in our Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Tania Cappelutti Photography Glass Winged Butterfly Greta Oto

(Tania also has some precious puppies up for adoption)

Big Pura Vida Welcome to lots of new Community Members ... what a great time to be here! Viva la independcia!

This weekend on Sunday, July 2nd, in Beautiful Canaan on the way to Mount Chirripo ... they are hosting a Cultural Day ... see Events page for more info.

Also on Sunday (yes, changed back to Sunday), at the Roca Verde just south of Dominical, is the annual Lifeguard Fundraiser ... it's always a blast. See Events page for info.

Then our Chef Memo is preparing our Fourth of July & 150th Anniversary of Independence for Canada on July 4th in downtown PZ. Again, see Events page for details.


Finca Bella Vista has put together a great article on 10 Beaches You’ve Never Visited in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone

IF YOU’RE UNFORTUNATE ENOUGH TO GET BITTEN BY A SNAKE DO IT IN COSTA RICA (really interested on anti-venom By Jack Ewing of Hacienda Baru

Very sad to report that Ann Patton Bender, neighbor to many, is for the fourth time being tried for the murder of her husband. Here are some recent articles of what is happening now. We will be updating a page from the earlier days in the trials. Click here.

Fourth trial for the murder of John Bender in Pérez Zeledón

Fourth Murder Trial Ordered For Ann Patton

Article in Spanish on the Fourth Trial for Ann Patton Bender ...

Last Minute Arrival

The personal assistant of Lama Jigme, our Tibetan Monk that has been three times with us in Costa Rica, has just arrived for a Silence Retreat.of one month in Pedacito de Cielo Chirripo . Exceptionally, she will be receiving all and any of you who would like to know about the Project that Lama Jigme is doing here in Costa Rica in our sacred Chirripo Mountain. This Saturday, July 1st, 2017, please join us at midday to meet this wonderful woman in Ligia & Guy Dagonnier's home in Los Angeles de Canaan, where she will be happy to answer all the questions and speak of her experiences with Lama in Luxenbourg, Irelalnd and Holland. It is going to be a pot luck lunch and we are trying to arrange to have Lama Jigme on Skype to discuss, share & teach all of us present at that moment. This is an opportunity not to be missed for those of you who have enjoyed his teachings in the past or those who would like to get acquainted with this profound and simple Tibetan Master, before he joins us early next year. As you all well know. Los Angeles de Canaan (Rivas) 500 meters up from the Escuela Talari, a big green metal gate which will be open to greet you. Ligia 2742-5151. Check our facebook page for updates .. Pedacito de Cielo Chirripo

Looking for any information/help with shipping dogs from SJO to the US mainland (LAX/MIA/FLL/?). What airlines, what shipper recommendations, any information that would help me out! Thanks so much - ~elena

So happy that our newest product, Raw Grass Fed Butter, is already a huge success! Pre-orders are welcome ... we sold out again. Available with no salt or with Himalayan Salt.


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 - click activities and then gardens. Contact Bernan 2742-5086 (home) 8451 3001 (Cell) Spanish only.

From Ben Rode: I have some friends moving here on the first of the month. Does anybody know anybody who knows anybody who can introduce us to someone who has the following home for rent and vehicle for sale?

"We are looking to rent a nice 3-4 bedroom, 2+ bath home in the mountains above San Isidro. Safe area for kids and solid internet service necessary.

We are also looking to purchase a used reliable SUV style vehicle for which we can make a payment contract. If anyone has either of these available or knows someone who does, please contact us at with details.

Thank you in advance for any assistance! Freyja and Michael"

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

  • Guitars

  • RenaWare

  • Cello

  • Toshiba Laptop

  • Fans

  • Trek mountain bike

  • 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 an