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Bring On the Solar Eclipse of 2017 to our Sunny & Rainy & Cloudy Southern Zone of Costa Rica


Welcome to New Readers to our Chayotevine Community and Blessings to All!

Been feeling extremely grateful to be in our peaceful area of Costa Rica ... and am looking forward to the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21st. For us here, it will be only Partial. Click here to see more info on timing here in Costa Rica. It will go from 12:04pm to 2:22pm. Was speaking with a friend about the last visible Solar Eclipse here ... it was July 11, 1991. Here is an interesting page on Eclipses of the 20th Century.

From the amazing Amy Schrift: New laminated "No Spraying Agrochemicals in Public Spaces" signs(to reflect the new law passed in Perez Zeledon on April 6, 2017) in Spanish now available at cost: 400 col/half page and 800 col/full page. Excellent for posting on roadsides, schools, pulperias, bus stops, health centers, churches, car dash board or back window, etc. Please see sample at Colibri's Corner.. All proceeds will be used to print and laminate more signs. The municipality of PZ is now working on legislation to deal with offenders. Six municipalities have passed the law to date: Perez Zeledon #1!, Montes de Oca, Belen, Desamparados, Grecia, Sarapiqui. Order signs at pzsano@gmail.com or available at Tinamastes Feria on Tuesdays.

Just got in a supply of fluoride free toothpastes and Lemon Eucalyptus ... excellent against mosquitos! Also Nag Champa Incense & California Sage / Smudge Sticks/

  • AUTO PREVENTIVE TREATMENTS AND REPAIRS

WE ARE A FAMILY COMPANY WITH 10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE AREA OF THE REPAIR OF HARD WORK VEHICLES. PREVENTIVE TREATMENTS AND REPAIRS OF THE METALS OF YOUR VEHICLE. WE DO THE BEST FOR THE VEHICLE TO BE TREATED AND MAY FOLLOW USING FOR A LONG TIME PROTECTED FROM CORROSION. 506 8636-8484 frncscbrenes@gmail.com FRANK BRENES

JUST REDUCED Lovely 1 bedroom home for rent from Sept. to Dec., only 5 min drive to Tinamastes organic feria. In the midst of lush 2 ha with gorgeous mountain as your neighbor, enjoy the large deck in a hammock or on the swing! Living area fully screened, great internet, simply epic hot water outdoor shower. Washer and dryer, flush toilet, green house use if desired. 25 min to beach or shopping in Perez. $690 per month. lovingplanet@verizon.net

  • FOR RENT:

  • Mountain-and-tree-top view secluded 1000sq ft house for rent 5 miles from San Vito. Sturdy reinforced concrete structure, ceramic tile floors, porch. 10year-old construction with large landscaped garden and beautiful rolling cement paths and benches all with inlaid ornamental river rocks.

  • The house offers total privacy with its wooden hacienda-style gate, all comprising surrounding wall and fence. 2-car parking

  • The space: Large open living space with kitchen, dining table and lounge area. 2 large bdrms each with kingsize bed and bathroom- one bedroom with clothes hanger and chest of drawers, the other with closet- washer/dryer + dishwasher + US refrigerator + unlimited hot water + 4- burner gas stove with large oven

  • Producing garden - avocadoes, sweet potatoes, yucca, pineapples when in season oranges, lemons and more...

  • Many hikes possible, close walk to stream, more challenging walk to waterfalls and river.

  • Excellent for bird watching and wildlife ( monkeys, armadillos... ).

  • Possibility to play jai alai ( basc pelota).

  • Bus stop 1km

  • 300$/month + 1 month deposit and referrals.

  • Sabine Maillet- Peigna <speigna@gmail.com>

  • Home for rent or sale San Francisco de Rivas PZ

  • Beautiful remodeled “tica casa” located in San Francisco de Rivas, Perez Zeledon, 15 km from San Isidro Del General. This home has 2BR/1BA, open kitchen/dining/living room and inside laundry room. Master bedroom has a large dry walk in closet. Insulated new ceiling, new lighting and wiring, new interior walls throughout, new outside sidings. One will enjoy the beautiful garden overlooking the Rio Chirripo Pacifico from the large covered porch. Plenty of covered storage. For rent $470/month plus utilities, or for Sale for $90,000. Call Walter at 506-8489-5280 or Michelle at 506-8719-9373.See rental page for photos

  • SOUTHERN ZONE SAN ISIDRO CONVENIENT CABINS AVAILABLE FOR WEEKLY RENTAL: Two private cabins on a quiet farm, ten minute drive from downtown San Isidro for rent at $60 (or colon equivalent) per week per cabin in Pedregosito. Includes wifi, frequent bus service to San Isidro, shared bathroom and limited kitchen facilities. These affordable cabins are for rent by the week only, small discounts available every forth week.. Situated a short walk from http://thenewdawncenter.info/about-us.html where you can take classes in Tropical Horticulture and Spanish Language Skills as well as minutes away from fincaamrta.com where you can study sustainable farming and attend weekly meditation

  • sessions.tribalglobe@gmail.com 506-8883-8993

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.

Beautiful 4 month old Pointer pup for sale 150,000 colones. Laura Meza <mezalaurapatricia@gmail.com> 7295-0813 (see Furry Friends for photo)

2002 Toyota Rav 4 ​506 6259-6511 (Spanish only) Whatsapp in any language, Zion @ 506-8434-6120