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How Sweet to be in the Mystical Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Leda Robertson's Magical Colibri

Welcome New Members and long term Chayotevine Friends!

Seems like lots amongst us are still a bit 'shell shocked' from Nate ... and indeed there are still schools and bridges and communities far from being back to normal. The best news is the Bailey Bridge at La Palma gently connecting San Isidro de General with Dominical and all points North & South on the Pacific Coast ... will be opening very soon. Highway 2 or our dear "Cerro de la Muerte" has tried to open a few times, but any rain and more slides are occurring. Best to use other routes still to head to San Jose, albeit they are longer if all goes well. And once again, our Community absolutely showed up and helped those in need in countless situations ... infinite thanks to all who reached out.

At Colibri's Corner this week, we have newly in, Organic Pejibaye flour, organic vanilla extract, Scrumptious Kale Chips, and Diane's Flaxxers are back!!!

Have a new supply of classic used books right now ... Carlos Castaneda and much more!

In search of riding lawn mower Delivery needed 30 minutes south of PZ.

Brand new Bread Machine ... write

Precious kittens looking for a home. Contact Suzanna and Miguel at: Photos on Furry Friends page.

Property Caretaker/Manager Available

Are you considering leaving Costa Rica but need someone responsible to look after your home or farm possibly long term?

I’m looking for a live-in property management position. Presently I am in Puriscalpetsitting for two months until end of Nov. then onto managing a B&B in Escazu for three weeks. I have been taking care of people’s beloved pets and properties while they are away for over 5 years here in Costa Rica and in Florida.

About me.

1. 69 year old active woman

2. Artist-Writer (writing second book)

3. bilingual & a naturalized Costarrican citizen

4. 35 years in Costa Rica

5. an in-depth understanding of the culture and how to get things done

6. basic computer skills

7. simple veterinary skills and I take loving care of all types of animals

8. love gardening

9. Experienced in hiring workers and overseeing construction and repairs

10. Short or long term property caretaking

11. Can help with relocation, interpret Spanish legal documents, banking, utilities, and investigating whatever is required.

Excellent references

Fees are based on job requirements

Katya De Luisa, 8706-0496





DEVELOP A HAPPY HEALTHY PRODUCTIVE LIFE IN ALL AREAS. IF INTERESTED WRITE TO ME AT and first check my 2 websites and i am the author of 3 books

thanks dr walter j urban

- Casa La Vista at Fruition Center

$450 - includes utilities

Master room, kids room with bunk bed, full equipped kitchen, a grand deck, and expansive view of the Talamanca Mountain Ridge. Enjoy fresh spring water, hot shower, wi-fi, while surrounded with bio-diversity, including a nearby orange orchard, banana and turmeric fields, and a forest hike, with a creek and humble waterfalls. Just a 40min drive from San Isidro del General, and 45min from Uvita (dirt mountain road), this is a nature oriented, quiet retreat home. Fruition Center <>

The Fruition Center for Holistic Ecology

Working For The Health Of Our Communities

Horseback Riding Lessons: Teacher ( Linda Panek ) Flexible hours ( call and make a set date and time) - $25 if paid weekly - $95 if paid monthly - What to wear - long pants ( jeans are preferred ), closed toed shoes, any shirt will do. optional attire - hat, sunscreen, bug repellent etc... Feel free to ask any questions :) Sincerely Miriam Panek. (for my Mom, Linda) Linda Panek

The REAL Costa Rica- Bed n Breafast

NEW Cabin in Perez Zeledon situated at 3500' with amazing views of the Sleeping Indian. Enjoy THE BEST tico food prepared with wood stove. Over 40 species of birds, Hiking, waterfalls, Zip Line, Thermal HOT springs, Southern Pacific Coast beaches, ALL within 30 minutesof cabin. Town of San Isidro only 10 minutes away. 941 587 9695

Homewatch Opportunity:

Newly constructed 2 br / 2 bathroom house near Rivas area needs homewatchers as soon as possible. Full-time watchers welcome. But a part-time homewatcher position during the day is also possible. (Someone else can watch at night.) The unfurnished house has electricity, hot water, basic appliances, and a balconey with a beautiful view. We can discuss your needs if you require transportation, internet or specific furnishings. Contact:


English: ph. 6240-1183

Rental Opportunity:

New House in Rivas Area: Newly constructed, unfurnished, 2 br / 2 bathroom house, 2 balconies with views, security lights, a secure garage, electricity, hot water, basic kitchen, family room, and the laundry room is 220/240V washer and dryer ready. Renters with 4x4s or motorcycles preferred.



English: ph. 6240-1183

New offering at Colibri's Corner! Our organic, grass fed, happy cow Butter (salted or un) has now been joined by Ghee! Best to order ahead but will be keeping some stock at the feria. Incredible and so healthy for our hearts & brains!

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,

FOR SALE: Bulldog babies ... call Wander 6215-5833

Happy to have this week de Blackberry Cobbler, Nag Champa Incense, dental floss ... great repellents ... Sacha Inchi Seeds ... organic tobacco. Also red & red/white quinoa ... delicious protein substitute for rice.

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

  • Delicious Dates!

  • Organic Extra Virgen Olive Oil

  • Kalamata Black Olives

  • Garlic or Teriyaki Coconut Aminos

  • Organic Lemon & Peppermint Extracts

  • Organic Yuca Flour

  • Tea Tree Oils

  • Crunchy Spirulina ... now available at new lower price

  • Matcha Green Tea ... amazing health properties & delicious

  • 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. BACK IN STOCK

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" or baby trees at Colibri's Corner. If you want larger quantities .. let me

At Colibri's Corner this week:

  • Kale Chips

  • Organic Eggs

  • Turmeric Powder & Roots & Capsules

  • Organic Coconut Aminos ...Traditional

  • Organic Red or Black Beans

  • Fresh Trout / Smoked Trout

  • Sacha Inchi Nuts

  • Palo Santo

  • Hombre Grande

  • All natural organic tobacco

  • Vegan Cookies

  • Hot & Sweet Mustard

  • Organic Vanilla Beans

  • All Organic Corn Chips ... yellow

  • Raw Honey

  • Fresh Salsa

  • Local Organic Beans & Rice (Integral & White)

  • Organic Teas

  • Stevia in Powder & Liquid

  • Organic Dried Pineapple / 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

  • Becca's Amazing Hot Hot Sauces

We also have now:

  • Organic Alfalfa Seeds

  • Crunchy Spirulina

  • Salt shaker grinders

  • 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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