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Something for Everyone in our Glorious Southern Zone of Costa Rica

This is beautiful & talented Annalisa Raghunandan... see her Camp Belly Dance site here

Welcome to several new subscribers & Pura Vida Blessings to All!

Like it ... love it ... or hate it ... Envision Festival is here bringing thousands to our piece of Paradise.

Rosemary MacGregor, owner of the magnificent Mango Tree Villas & Spa in Ojochal, passed away on February 13th. We share the sadness of her loss with all who loved her. (You can contact her daughter Kerry @ for any further information).

Thought it would be interesting to share this website, now offering the Boracayan propert. Neighbor to many here, this was the ill fated home & Nature Reserve of John & Ann Bender for available now for anyone with $25 million to spare and a deep love for adventure & nature. Here is the 48 Hours, CBS version of what happened from 2014. Check our site here, done before her acquittal in her third murder trial. A few months ago, there was talk that the government wanted to go for a fourth trial but have seen nothing on that since, and I understand Ann is recuperating in the United States now. We wish her health & peace.

Women, please join us for an amazing weekend with amazing women at our 12th Annual Women's Equinox Gathering from March 16-19 at Finca Amrta in Pedregoso. This is an excellent opportunity to connect deeply and make lasting friendships with our Costa Rica sisterhood and beyond. The price can't be beat at $120 all inclusive for 3 nights and 4 days with camping. (some beds available) Great food, campfires, workshops, river bathing and more... Day pass for Saturday only. For more info. click here or write to us at to request a registration form. Registration deadline is March 8th. Join us as it's important for women, with our busy, active lives to retreat and take time to nurture and nourish ourselves-you deserve it!!

Whether you are planning a retreat, seminar, or other special event, the Diamante Center is an excellent choice. Check this lovely video by Kahlil with many of our local friends & families.

If you have ever failed Revision Technica ... you are in good company. The US Government donated 3 armored vehicles worth $625,000 to Costa Rica ... and they failed too! Here is the article (in Spanish).

Marino Ballena National Park in Costa Rica Takes Action Against Climate Change

Central Bank To Replace SINPE With IBAN For Interbank Transfers

Article in Spanish on our National Park Corcovado ... one of the most spectacular Parks in the World ... click here.

I Moved to the Jungle to Become a 'Contemporary Witch'

Check out this fabulous musical co-creation of Michael Baral and many talented local friends! Congratulations to all!

And we want to welcome back to our area, the very lovely Helen Castillo ... click here to see her website!


Water kefir is a highly rich probiotic beverage made from kefir grains which contain a good source of healthy bacteria and yeast. Kefir is a centuries old fermented drink discovered in Caucasus mountains. Indeed, it can be your alternative option for your sweet drinking menu. If you are interested in obtaining some for probiotic health, please contact me by email.

Mary. or Whatsapp. 4078447552. Or message at 50684824865

1/4 CUP 1,500 mil makes 32oz of kefir

Waterfall Ranch now available ... please check out our link.


Beautiful 2bd/2bth Open Kitchen 860sq ft Country House For Rent, Southern Zone, San Vito Area Fully furnished, nicely renovated, morning terrasse, evening deck/patio Sitting on over an acre at 3200ft, surrounded by landscaped lawns.

Fenced and secure. Private driveway. Nestled on a reforestation farm, great wildlife. Spot monkeys, sloths,… nearby stream, waterfalls, many hikes; Ideal for bird watching. Rental includes lawn maintenance. Additional fee for cleansing service and WIFI. Possibility to have great tico meals delivered. Bus, soda, grocery 2km. $370/month + $370 deposit + referrals. Smoke free. +506 83279507 (See photos on our Rental page)

New home for sale in Chimirol de Rivas ... please check our link here.