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Welcoming 2018 with much Joy in our Beloved Southern Zone of Costa Rica

​Young Green Herons "​Butorides Virescens" from Rio Sierpe

Welcome New Readers as we say Adios to 2017 and Welcome 2018 with joy & anticipation!

We have a Wolf Super Moon rising between January 1st & 2nd ... We will be howlin' ... hope you join us!

We are open this week at the San Isidro / Perez Zeledon feria "normal" hours this Thursday & Friday ... Thursday 7 til 7 and Friday 9 til 1. We appreciate any glass bottle or jar for recycling and any covered egg cartons for our Organic Eggs.

Big apologies to those who miss some issues ... we are working on another system for our list (nearly 2,500 readers plus) to ensure weekly delivery to your email box. All of our emails can be found too, on our Chayotevine Blog page on our website.

Our Ginger Kombucha has been receiving amazing compliments ... come in and try some! Probiotic & delicious & super healthy for your immune systems.

Another wonderful new product is our Organic Kale Chips with Nutritional Yeast & Turmeric & Coconut Oil ... light & beyond delicious!

The 2018 Marchamo Explained (Q&A) ... please pay before the end of the year. No fun to have your plates sent to San Jose with a big fine ... the Transitos are usually out in force on January 1st.

Also ... we recommend wearing your seat belt! Just heard of a 100,000 colones fine for someone not wearing them in the back seat.

Andrea Bocelli Live in Costa Rica February 22, 2018

ICE Costa Rica Will Increase Speed in Mobile Network to 4.5G this January

Nice Ted Talk (Thanks Patty!) on Costa Rica cutting back on use of Fossil Fuels.

Sustainability & Steve Hawking and Costa Rica

New friends here are offering Organic Meats .. even have Turkeys that are free range & organic and fed with coconut, bananas, and cane. Pork too! Write here for contact:

Cloudbridge Nature Reserve is looking for a manager. Share this if you know someone who may want the experience of living and working on a conservation project in Costa Rica. Click here.

​Just 30 minutes west of San Isidro central, you will enjoy the cool mountain temperatures at 4,000 foot elevation. This unique property boasts epic sunset views over the Pacific Ocean and morning sunrise views east over the town of San Isidro. And frequently, you can catch a rainbow, too. Just over one year old, this comfy home was built to American standards & specifications, and includes two master bedroom suites with private baths and comes fully furnished. Perfect for parties or quiet times alone, the 900 square feet of outdoor living under a lovely palapa rooftop, includes kitchen, bar, and plenty of room for living! This home sits on over an acre of one of a kind real estate found in Costa Rica. Please feel free to view this unique property and possibly spend the night in the adjacent 2 bedroom guest home (being sold separately). Contact owner at 506-8371-9340 or write for your private showing. See Rental page for photos.


Cozy, 2 bedroom, 1 bath house with awesome views in the La Bonita / Miravalles area .. less than 15 minutes from town. Covered garage and outbuildings .. lovely large covered porch. $200 month ... renters pay power & water.


Check Rental page for photos of this lovely 2 bedroom / 2 bath custom home in La Bonita with Guest Suite.

Vacation rental, lovely, simply furnished, well kept studio in private wooded section of East Los Angeles de Rivas. Kitchen, flush toilet, electric hot water shower, deck, fantastic view of Chirripo Mountains and West Los Angelas, private swimming hole on Tilari River. Fifteen minute walk to busy bus line to San Isidro. $285/month firm plus electric. Best to all. For more information contact Bill at:

NEW LISTING FOR SALE: Gorgeous home in the mountains ... huge views. Monte Rey de Rivas

Dream Home, close to town, Very Fair Price

Animal Lovers ... you can support Charlie's Angels and their great work!

Great new product we are carrying now at Colibri's Corner!

Add a little spice to your Life. “ Rico”

Rico’s Rub and Seasoning Blend and Rico’s Vegetable seasoning.

Rico’s Rub and Seasoning Blend is an all purpose spice blend similar to seasoning salt. It is great for BBQ. Just sprinkle a little on the meat and add your favorite BBQ sauce. It makes the best BBQ wings ever. Use it just like a good salt.