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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 The Finest in Authentic Stonework

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 fro