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Blessed Days in the Unique & Awesome Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Welcome to several new Chayotevine Members ... and Pura Vida Blessings to all!

If you are driving South of the Paso Real (San Vito) exit on the Interamericana ... headed for Panama ... the road has been closed, read this article and check it out. There used to be a page that had all the road closures but it no longer exists... let me know if you find another one.

Costa Rica to Host Planet, People, and Peace Sustainable Tourism Conference

How Orange Peels Regenerated a Forest in Costa Rica

Costa Rica recently passed a law against the mistreatment of animals ... fantastic! If you wish to report mistreatment, you can call 800-8000-645. Thank you so much.

US Donates $38.5K to Preserve Costa Rica’s Stone Spheres

Update on Marguerite from Sheri ... thank you so much to all who have been so generous in supporting Marguerite in this very difficult time.

So happy to welcome new advertisers from the lovely, Vistas de Chirripo.

Lot B-1 at Vistas de Chirripo Country Estates, Santa Elena de General Viejo, P.Z.

Vistas de Chirripo Country Estates,, borders on the Rio Penas Blancas, the Las Nubes Nature Preserve, and Chirripo National Park, and is home to York University's eco-campus for environmental studies as well as 37 residential acreages, with 12 still available for home construction. Lot B-1 is one of our available lots, featuring a large, stable plantel on 12,817 square meters of land and beautiful vistas of the huge Valle General below and the rainforested peaks of the Talamanca mountains above. The lot comes fully serviced, with electricity, fresh mountain spring water piped to the building site, a very good 2 wheel drive road, an entrance gate, and internet availability. Lot B-1 shares the amenities of our large common preserve, including a fully-equipped rancho facility, a casita available for your use during your building process or for your guests, a fruit orchard, and nature trails to and along the Rio Penas Blancas. The price for this beautiful acreage in an established community of acreage-sized homes is only $65,000. Contact us through our web-site,, or by email to to arrange a visit. 506-8879-7542 See photos here.

Master soundhealer Vyola Myst will be co-facilitating an experience of Vibrational Attunement with spiritual guide Sheri Cooke. Vyola and Sheri are conscious channels for love, light, and healing. Sheri's gift is to access Unified Mind and produce a shift in consciousness from being in a distracted state of separation to a state of unity-coherence. It is through this shift that the individual and collective mind is primed for the Vibrational Attunement which Vyola offers with the divinely inspired quartz crystal bowls and harmonic vocals.

This is an introductory experience, a preview of the deeper work in their full workshops to be announced.

The open house starts between 12 and 1 PM, with various healers present and a workshop from 1-2. Our offering is 2:15-2:45 with time afterward to try the instruments and answer questions about sound healing. Vyola Myst <> or see her Facebook page here.

Sunday at 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Hotel Vista Ballena Altos de Jardines del Morete, Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Casa La Vista - House Rental Localed at Finca Fruition. Offers fresh spring water hot shower, lightly stocked kitchen, wireless internet and amazing views. 88846218 Jonathan Alvarado

sessions. 506-8883-8993

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.

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 where you can take classes in Tropical Horticulture and Spanish Language Skills as well as minutes away from where you can study sustainable farming and attend weekly meditation

sessions. 506-8883-8993

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 Home for rent or sale San Francisco de Rivas PZ