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Viva La Independencia in Our Blessed Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Southern Costa Rican Sunset ... Ruben Roman Photographer

Southern Costa Rican Sunset ... Ruben Roman Photographer

Welcome to many new Readers to the Chayotevine ... and Pura Vida blessings to all!

Certainly hope this finds you and your loved ones safe & out of harms way in this Wild World we live in!

This Friday, September 15th is Independence Day here in Costa Rica ... and a national holiday. Banks, schools, and some businesses will be closed ... so be sure and plan ahead.

The San Isidro / PZ feria, will be open as usual ... our booth, Colibri's Corner, will be open til 8pm on Thursday and Friday from 8 til 1. Come by for some Peach Cobbler and try our new delicious Kale Chips or Gluten Free Breads.

Housesitting Opportunity Offered on Beautiful Organic Farm near San Vito.

House and animals looking for some one who will take care of them while there family away from November 23 to march 4. Live in organic farm in San Vito area. Have solar hot water, spring water, deck for yoga/ ti chi/ chi Cong. Good for non smoking couple/ single/couple+1. 84110314

BACKHOE EXCAVATION SERVICES – Sebastian is offering excavation services (primarily) to the Rivas side of San Isidro. Introductory sale price of 15,000 Colones/hr + something for transport depending on circumstances. All jobs big and small, 4X4 full size construction backhoe, excavations, building sites, dig and fill, roads, ditches, agricultural terraces, land clearing, stump removal, hauling and lifting, automobile rescue/wrecker service, etc.. Serving Rivas, Miravalles, La Bonita, Canaan, Pueblo nuevo, General Viejo, etc. ENGLISH SPOKEN, Permaculture certified, agro-ecologist, organic producer, soil conservation specialist etc... Also offer welding (GREENHOUSES!), chainsaws, and field rototilling. Thanks! Sebastian: 8407-0394,

  • Check photo on our Furry Friends page. This sweet, old guy showed up at the end of August, freshly bathed, without a collar. He appears to be well taken care of (although quite thin) and I imagine and hope that he's got a family looking for him. I'm guessing he's 8-10 years old and about 45-50 pounds. He is SUPER SWEET and cuddly, seems like he's always been allowed on the furniture- he's been spooning with us in bed! He gets along really well with other dogs, but doesn't really pay much attention to them- he seems to be much more of a people-dog than a dog-dog.

  • He's very low maintenance and sleeps most of the time, but seems quite healthy and he does definitely like to get out and run around and go on adventures. Perfectly behaved and potty trained in the house, and hasn't caused any problems when we left him home alone for a couple hours. Pretty good on leash.

  • I'm hoping to find his family if he's got someone looking for him, but I'll be heading to the states on September 23rd- so, if I don't find them by then, he'll be needing a new, loving home, or at least someone who'd be willing to foster him until I return at the end of October. I'm sad to say I won't be offering him a permanent home, as much as I'd LOVE to, and I'll be really sad to see him go... Whoever ends up with him is in for a sweet treat.

  • I'm in the San Juan De Dios Valley, about 15 mins up into the hills from Platanillo and I'm happy to chat with or bring him to anyone that might like to meet him.

  • I can be reached by email, or by phone/whatsapp at 8727 3215- feel free to share that info. Lindsay

Beautiful 4 month old Pointer pup for sale --- just 50,000 colones. Laura Meza <> 7295-0813 (see Furry Friends for photo)

FOR SALE: Bulldog babies ... call Wander 62155833

We will be offering Bone Broth soon. Let us know if you interested ... incredible benefits!

Now available Flax & Toasted Sesame Seed Oils ... excellent quality!


Worm compost with Efficient Microorganisms from EARTH University. Contains the photo tropic stock rhodopseudomonas palustris (eliminates toxins from the soil and reverts pathogenous bacterias) therefore helping to eliminate flies and mosquitoes. Over one year of curing ¢5,000 for a 100 kg bag Delivered to San Isidro area for a minimum of 20 bags Contact Chema: 8387-8229 or write to

2yr old 2 bedroom home on fenced acre Chimirol de Rivas. Fully furnished "Bamboo Tico" furniture, granite counters, hardwood cabinets, running hot water, laundry/storage room with new washer. Gated, very private property has 500' Rio Chirripo river frontage; 25 meters from local bus stop & paved road. Garden space, fruit trees, old trapiche out building. Available now until January 1st (possibly longer) $500. Includes utilities Inquires: Tel # 8418-3967

Beautiful & comfy & priced right, Casa Tranquilo in lovely location is now for sale. Click here for photos and information.

  • 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

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

Excellent Condition




Riteve up to date

Electric tinted windows

Cruise Control


We have natural loofahs .. with seeds!

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

  • New top of the line Flexi 26 ft. Big Dog Leash ... never used. 25,000 colones

  • suzuki GN 125 F

very reliable bike, like new, only 300 km driven (!), well maintained, model 2016, grey, rtv and marchamo al dia, priced to sell: 850.000 colones, mail contact only.

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  • Handy anemometer by Inspeed

  • Large safe

  • Commercial Dryer

  • Flexi 16 ft, Small dog leash ... never used ... 18,000 colones


  • Never worn Docker's Men's Hicking Boots size 8.5 that I would sell for $30.00 Phone: 8733-7659;

  • Used Wellhouse generator in good shape ... needs some work but could serve you well for several years. $300 8733-7659;

  • Port wireless shower speaker with built in Microphone Bluetooth. ONLY 2 left $18

  • Gear Pro Sports camera for Car, Bike or Motorcycle.

  • Shower Mate Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker ONLY one left $18

  • Computer Bag. Holds computers up to 17 inches.Computer Bag. Holds computers up to 17 inches.

  • Dell Inspiron 15" Laptop 3521

  • Used Pentair products to sell, Suitable for Swimming pools, Spas & Hot tubs

  • Hermetic Barrels

  • Uunused hardshell colorful, zippered sunglass or reading glass cases. At the PZ feria

  • HP W2207 22-inch Widescreen Flat Panel LCD Monitor – in good condition

  • RenaWare

  • 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 and capo included! Retail (ukelele) $325, asking $145

Check out their new Courtyard. visit Urban Farm restaurant in town for their delicious breakfast & lunch menus. They are also adding new dishes and have a beautiful consciousness with their food.

Happy to have this week: Nutritional Yeast, Grapeseed Extract, Fluoride Free Toothpastes, Blackberry Cobbler, Nag Champa Incense, dental floss ... great repellents ... Sacha Inchi Seeds ... . Also red & red/white quinoa ... delicious protein substitute for rice.

  • Blackberry Vinaigrette ... super on salads & more!

  • Asian take away salads (will be back next week ... pre-orders appreciated)

  • Organic Medjool dates (will be back soon)

  • Organic Eggs

  • Nutritional Yeast

  • Delicious Dates!

  • Organic Extra Virgen Olive Oil

  • Organic Kalamata Black Olives

  • Organic Lemon & Peppermint Extracts

  • Organic Yuca Flour & Banana Flour & Corn Flour

  • Tea Tree Oils

  • Organic Turmeric Extract

  • Patchouli Oil

  • Clove Oil

Sauerkraut is one of the best foods for your tummy ... we are so fortunate to have Rosita's Organic Kraut ... so delicious & great for your digestion and general health.

The shitake mushrooms are extraordinary and quite magical .. click here to read about their many benefits.

  • Moringa: One Of The World’s Most Abundant Sources of Vitamins And Minerals We are fortunate to have local, organic Moringa here in our area now ... I've been learning more about it's benefits and the amazing energy the seeds and leaves give ... and the healing qualities of the Oil. Trees also available ... all @ Colibri's Corner

Come enjoy a sticky yummy Cinnamon Roll made with real butter!

We have mangosteen "matas" & anona matas or baby trees at Colibri's Corner. If you want larger quantities .. let me

At Colibri's Corner this week:

  • Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract

  • Turmeric Extract & Roots & Capsules

  • Organic Coconut Aminos ...Traditional

  • Fresh Trout / Smoked Trout

  • Sacha Inchi Nuts

  • Palo Santo

  • Hombre Grande

  • Mariola Honey ... excellent for eye & ear infections

  • Hot & Sweet Mustard

  • Organic Vanilla Beans

  • All Organic Corn Chips ... yellow

  • Raw Honey

  • Local Organic White Rice

  • Organic Teas

  • Stevia in Powder & Liquid

  • Organic Dried Mangos / Bananas

  • Coconut Secret Amino Acids This sap is very low glycemic, an abundant source of 17 amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and has a nearly neutral pH.

  • Organic Sauerkraut

  • Vegan Pesto & Vegan Raw Cookies

  • We also have now:

Becca's Amazing Hot Hot Sauces

  • Crunchy Spirulina

  • Peppermint Oil

  • Lavender Oil

  • Clove Oil

  • Ylang Ylang Oil

  • Frankincense

  • Organic sauerkraut

  • Goat cheeses

  • Swiss Cheese

  • Mozzarelli Cheese

  • Fresh & Smoked Trout

  • Nutritional Yeast

  • Diatomaceous Earth

  • Epsom Salts

  • Moringa Seeds & Leaves

  • Organic Black Strap Molasses

  • International Phone Cards

  • Cactus Juice & other Natural Bug Repellents

  • Sticky, Yummy Dates

  • Costa Rican Macadamias

  • Integral Oats

  • For anyone with pain from spots injuries, muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatic, please check this link. We are very fortunate to have this high quality Magnesium Oil now available. Also works great as an all natural deodorant!

International Phone Cards available for major savings.

We appreciate pre-orders & can ship throughout Costa Rica.

Pura Vida Blessings to all

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