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Celebrating the Equinox & Changing Seasons in our Glorious Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Gorgeous Orquídea by Lilliam Mora Quesada

Welcome to New Subscribers & Pura Vida Greetings to All

A reminder that Semana Santa is coming up and the PZ feria will be open next week, Tuesday, March 27th & Wednesday, March 28th. Our organic veggie & fruit sellers typically come on Tuesday for that week. Also banks, schools, buses all have special hours.

MOVING SALE in PZ. Great items. Low Prices : tables, laser printer (new toner), solar panel (w. Inverters), tennis racket, pool stick, scuba diving gears, hand tools, electric drills, large, beach umbrella, digital video cassettes + + + more...

Description & Prices :

1998 Toyota Rav4 4x4 for Sale

A great car and very dependable.

4 Wheel Drive / Air Conditioning / Newly Rebuilt Engine February 2018 / Power Windows & Doors / Manual (5 Speed) Transmission / Marchamo passed and paid March 2018

*Selling because we had another baby and need a bigger car!

Emma Suttie <> (photos on Vehicles page)

We also offer shipping and delivery service throughout Costa Rica. For our area ... we have a network of Xpress & Taxi's who can delivery our products 7 days a week ... just let us know! On feria days, we can also do limited shopping and shipping.

We are now offering first quality Organic Teas ... please read more about them here.

Happy to announce our all organic Turkey Tail Extract is now back & available at Colibri's Corner (and by order). Click here to see the many benefits!

We also are now carrying Boarhead's amazing Turmeric Extract.

Here is a video (in Spanish) about our region becoming more organic! Thanks to all participating .. will be for the best for everyone's health.

Donating your body to medical science in Costa Rica

  • Following three previous successful donor events, more members of our expat community have expressed the wish to donate their body to medical science in Costa Rica.

  • One again, staff of the Medical school of the University of Costa Rica are willing to come to San Isidro to enable potential donors to complete the paperwork and avoid the journey to San Jose. The visit will take place on Friday 6 April.

  • If you would like to make this ultimate tribute to the wonderful country of Costa Rica, please contact Sheelagh Richards at for further informati

Volunteers wanted asap!

  • Charlie's Angels - Animal Rescue is looking for short term volunteers for our rehabilitation project for neglected and abused dogs in a remote mountain village in Costa Rica.

  • Ideally it would require a commitment of 2 - 4 weeks (or longer). You would live in a spacious and clean house together with our main volunteer Laura Bye from Canada's rescue organisation "Save Our Scruff" and 1-2 other volunteers of your rescue organization.

  • The people we are looking for need to be tidy, self sufficient, able to use their own initiative and of course unconditional dog lovers with good experience in dog care.

  • We look for enthusiastic people who embrace the idea of being involved in an animal charity project. Basic Spanish would be wonderful.

  • The house is located in a tranquil village, close to the Chirripó National Park (about 25 minutes from San Isidro by car). The property has a huge garden with flowers, fruit trees and all sorts of exotic plants.

  • We are looking for open minded volunteers who are willing to help taking care of our beautiful rescue dogs, in a peaceful and picturesque environment. The climate is very pleasant up here. We have sunny days but it’s not too hot and our afternoons can be misty with clear evenings and cool nights.

  • The house has 4 bedrooms, a large kitchen, and 2 bathrooms with warm water showers. Additionally the house has an outside kitchen with a brand new washing machine and enough space to bath the dogs.

  • You would have your own room, towels and linen are provided.

  • Please send us a PM with an informative introduction of yourself and why you think this could be something that interests you. Only serious enquiries please!

  • We are happy to send more information about our dogs and how everything would work.

  • You could start as soon as possible!

  • Pura Vida! Read more about Charlie's Angels here.

For sale:

Marans roosters from France - the only ones in Costa Rica. Easteregger, dark chocolate brown eggs, slaughter weight 4 - 5 kg. 25,000 colones

Cream Legbar rooster from UK - a single, only two in Costa Rica, green eggs, slaughter weight 3.5 kg Easteregger roosters from Germany - blue eggs. Medium in size - 13,000 colones

Paduan (polish chickens), bantams, hens and roosters, many large white eggs - 15,000 colones

Christine: 89779555 or

Stunning Riverfront home on the rio chirripo in Canaan de Rivas for rent.

Gorgeous views, awesome swimming holes, pure spring water, great bird and monkey watching from your window;)

500$ a month includes water and power

1 bedroom with loft (2 beds) , Full kitchen , 1 big bathroom. 8 min walk to house from parking or bus stop.

Call or text 8 729 4321 (photos available by Whatsapp or soon on rental page)

Cozy Hardwood Home Lovely, simply furnished well kept studio in private wooded section of East Los Angeles de Rivas. Nestled on 1.25 acres with an altitude of 3600 feet and an ideal climate of sunny days and cool, crisp nights. This private setting borders the scenic Talari River and has good road access, river bathing, fruit trees, bananas and high grade spring water. Includes high speed internet, porch, hot shower, flush toilet and secure parking. Lots of hiking in the area and near to the Mt. Chirripo Volcano and National Park. Fifteen minute walk to bus line with frequent bus transport to San Isidro. Pets okay but dogs must be leashed or fenced in. $365/month plus cooking gas/electric. Available from March 1st. Contact (photos on Rental page)

Great opportunity to visit Peru with an experienced, tri-lingual guide with a great sense of adventure & humour.

Many of you know that a favorite restaurant in Miravalles... Rancho Dona Flory, sadly burned town last autumn. Marjorie has now opened a lovely new restaurant (open Friday thru Sunday like before) about 100 meters up from the Miravalles Pulperia called Mirador de las Delicias de el General! Come back for a great meal with a fabulous view!

Aztecas ---a beautiful & artistic & delicious Mexican Restaurant is now open from Thursdays til Sunday from 10am to 8pm. Ana is doing a fabulous job! Here is her FB page. We wish her all the best!

Chef Memo's New Restaurant is now open & delighting with great meals, beer, and the best host ever! See their FB page here. Across from Little California mini super, next to Fut5 Quiros Corner of Calle 2 and Avienda 16 in downtown San Isidro Del General,

New "Stuff" for Sale (check Stuff page on website for more):

NEW Barnes and Noble Nook Glow Light 3 , Save on shipping! $115.00. 8899-1107 OR Can bring to PZ feria.

MABE tumble dryer for sale I have an electric dryer with 5 year guarantee, I bought it 5 months ago and am selling it because I have moved to a farm with solar power and i cant bring the machine there. It is is excellent condition. An amazing help for the rainy season. Call Nicole (+506) 8814 3773 Whatsapp (+506) 8619 2113 Email:

Samsung Smartphone (SM-G930T Galaxy S7) 4G LTE

Comes with new screen protector and case all new and unused.

Test and reviews show this model has the best signal reception among all mobile phones

which is the reason I originally bought it in US and recently brought it to CR

I got 2 but only ended up needing one mobile phone now.

Can sell with default setup or rooted system which allows more software options

$350 which is my cost in the USA. These are much more expensive here in CR WhatsApp, Telegram or text message to 8888-7500 No voice calls but I can call you back

TROY-BILT Chipper Shredder — Model Series CS4265

Powerful 5hp Briggs & Stratton engine.

Can chip branches up to 2” diameter. You can put leaves and brush in top hopper

Selling because I want to buy a bigger one. You can’t find these in CR

Running great and starts on first pull. Newly sharpened blades.

Have PDF manuals for engine and chipper.

Bought for $700 will sell for $600. Will consider reasonable offers if does not sell in good time. WhatsApp, Telegram or text message to 8888-7500 No voice calls but I can call you back

Houses for rent and properties for sale, in the Rivas area. $10 per hour for my time and I will tell you what I know. 8915 2461.


located in CAJON, 15 miles from center of SI, south on inter american highway

unfurnished, 2 story with small kitchen downstairs, bed and bath upstairs

outdoor dining table with seats

on 9 acres with some organic veggies and hundreds of fruit trees

internal waterfalls and 2 ponds and 2 bridges

bus to front door on paved road

seeking mature person or couple with good vibes for long term rental

no drugs , smoking or alcohol

$270 per month send email to or

8333 8625 no messages please thanks

only love

Lovely, rustic home for sale in Chucuyu near Chirripo Park ... click here.

Diane's Flaxxers are delicious & nutritious and a must try! Available at Colibri's Corner at the PZ feria, Thursdays from 7 to 7 and Fridays from 8 to 1.

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 & Black Pepper and new flavor this week, BarBQ!

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.

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:

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

  • Delicious Dates!

  • Organic Extra Virgen Olive Oil

  • Kalamata Black Olives

  • Coconut Aminos (limited supply)

  • Organic Lemon & Peppermint Extracts

  • Organic Yuca Flour

  • Tea Tree Oils

  • Crunchy Spirulina

  • 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 & purple

  • Raw Honey

  • Fresh Salsa

  • Local Organic Beans & Rice (Integral & White)Organic Teas

  • Stevia in Powder & Liquid

  • Organic Dried Pineapple / Mangos / BananasCoconut 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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