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Welcoming May with Beautiful Sunshine & Healing Rain in our Precious Southern Zone of Costa Rica

New Species of Vanilla Discovered in Costa Rica

A new species of Vanilla flower was discovered in Costa Rica in the country of Corredores in the South Zone of Costa Rica, close to the Panama frontier; the flower was named Vanilla-karen-chistianae in honor of Costa Rican scientist Christiana Figueres Olsen. Gracias Adam Karremans

Welcome to Several New Subscribers & Pura Vida Greetings to All

Hope to see you this week at the PZ Feria at Colibri's Corner ... we are open Thursdays from 7 to 7 and Fridays from 8 til 1.

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.

Our dear friend Marguerite has many challenges in her final days ... please click here to see Sheri's and her notes. Mil gracias to all of you who have been able to help her.

We have new arrival of Organic Vanilla Beans, Agar Agar, Fluoride Free Toothpastes, Nutritional Yeast and Organic Crunchy Spirulina at Colibri's Corner at the San Isidro Feria.

Please check our Events page for a variety of entertainment, workshops, ferias, etc.

Eden Community Center in Bahia / Uvita

Eden Community Center offers a free place for kids to play together M-F, from 9-12 and 3-5. With High Speed Internet, coffee, smoothies, and healthy snacks. We will soon be offering Volleyball, and Sand Soccer leagues as well. To be a part of it, or to donate please go to our website at 8366-0511 English / 8655-4208 Spanish

LONGEVITY GROUP WORKSHOP 86 year old RESEARCH PSYCHOANALYST, MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA, offer workshop. dr urban is the author of 3 books. learn how to live longer. change how you think and act to increase your life span. you will learn how to be more disciplined how to give up your negative addictions how to eat better, exercise,give up negative thought, ideas and emotions how to lose all your fears how to be more accepting, compassionate and loving how to better play the game of life 8 people minimum, 2 hours, 5.000 colones, date time and place to be announced when 8 sign up, contact

For rent in beautiful Quebradas Stunning home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bath, constructed with exotic hardwoods and river rock, with a flagstone patio and wooden deck with Jacuzzi overlooking the river. Only 10 minutes from San Isidro, on a convenient bus line, this home offers both privacy and tranquility. The grounds feature lush gardens with more than 30 different varieties of organic fruit trees and a spectacular diversity of textures and colors. Stone walkways lead to a private yoga deck on the river. Ideal temperatures year round. $800 plus utilities. Includes gardener and basic internet. For more information call 8856 5519 or 8820 8002. e-mail:

House for rent in Chimirol de Rivas: Two bedrooms, Kitchen, Living Room, Bathroom, Garage. Light and water included for $200 per month. Organic vegetable gardens on property. Call Carlos at 8571-8669 (Spanish only)

Cozy Hardwood Home for Rent:

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. Available now. New Deck just added! Contact New deck just added!


A small private secluded and comfortable cottage with kitchenette and deck will be available for rent on the farm of Noe Andershadt in Pederagoso around May 10th. The monthly rent will be $155 /month and includes a reliable internet connection, water, and electric. The cottage is a ten minute drive from downtown San Isidro, and is situated next to Finca Amrita and Finca Alba Nueva in Pedregosito. The cottage is a five minute walk from hourly buses to town. If anyone has an interest in an advance look cottage contact Bill Van Horn via email at

New Listing ... Quebradas Family Compound on the River

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 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:

Add a little spice to your life with Rico's Rub! For Veggies or Meats ... can't be beat! Just added a new Rub ... Cajun!!!! Click here for more info.

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.

Kelvin Vasquez / Doug Davis

Lots of new "Stuff" listed on our Stuff to Buy & Sell Page ... check it out. Here is a sampling:

00' ext. extension cord $20.00

Hatchet $8.00

25' ext. extension cord $5.00

Corded Circular Saw $60.00

6 pc. rope w/8 clasps (for hanging hammocks) $15.00

16" x 13" x8" tool box w/tools $50.00

Omniblend V blender

Yoga Swing

Stainless steel commercial stove

Excalibur Dehydrator: In excellent working condition. Asking $210

Rico's Cajun Seasoning Blend

Rico's Rub has a new, Cajun, spice blend available at Colibri Corner. It is a traditional Cajun recipe, with a little twist of course. This blend is great for seafood, like blackened red snapper, fish tacos, or with chicken or meats. It has five different types of peppers blended into a medium hot spice. It's hot enough to taste, but not too hot to enjoy. Developed by request it has received nice reviews at a local restaurant. Put a little spice in your life with Rico's new Cajun Seasoning Blend. For restaurants or bulk orders, please contact Rick Vance: 7242-2178

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:

We also have now:

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.

  • 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 / 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

  • 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

  • We appreciate pre-orders and can ship throughout Costa Rica.

  • Pura Vida Blessings to all

  • 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

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


How would you like to spend your summer living as the threshold guardian at the mouth of Costa Rica's Grand Canyon?

$200 for one month, $400 for 4 months, June - September. Preference will be given to those who can stay the longest and want to spend the vast majority of their time on location. The cabin is perched above the Rio Talari in Los Angeles de Canaan (near San Gerardo de Rivas). Ideal setting for reading, writing, research, sabbatical, yoga, meditation, birding, and river watching. Free of wifi but includes a landline. One bedroom with attached studio/guest room. Two bathrooms, one hot shower, and a bathtub in the kitchen. Interweaving trails leading to different spots along the river where you can harvest bananas from a number of trees. Looking for groups with backcountry try experience. Must love to cuddle cats and be comfortable with being a snack servant to our fiery red head Chispa. Welcome to the jungle, just know that you may be subjected to power outages, cold showers, torrential downpours, scorching sun, monkey stare downs from across the river gorge, and overstimulation from An abundance of hummingbirds and butterflies. Message with interest.

(photos on rental page soon)

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