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Leaving September with Love in our Colorful Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Welcome to Many New Subscribers & Pura Vida Blessings to All!

We are trying a new way of sending out the Chayotevine ... hope you like this format. Some messages are going into spam and I am not sure of how to stop that from happening.

Also, we are offering to send out a special mailing one time for $30 to our subscribers. Send email to for more details.

The ARCR has their new magazine on line ... thanks for the heads-up Vicki, and here it is.

We now have Kratom & Moringa & Turmeric in capsules or powder! Also newly back in stock ... Turkey Tail Extract ... powerful immune booster. Click here to read of the benefits of this potent mushroom.

Our dear friend, Suzanna Leff from the amazing organic farm, Finca Amrta, needs our help. Please click here to read the blog post by her daughter, Nathanya. They have just added this "GoFundMe" page.

Swan Lake comes to Perez Zeledon! EN EL LAGO DE LOS CISNES: an aerial silks version of Tchaikovksy's classic ballet Swan Lake. Held at Teatro BMS (search that on Google maps if you're not sure where it is) you won't be disappointed, with a night full of fantasy and PZ talent!Get your tickets now for 3,500 at Trincheras, or directly with Abriendo Caminos call 86821179Or get your tickets at the door at BMS for 4,000 the night of the event Saturday Sept. 29 at 7:30pm Sunday Sept 30 at 6:30pm

Hi, My family (Johanna, John) and I will be coming to Costa Rica mid November and we are looking for a house to rent. We prefer up in the mountains (Canaan area), but we are open. We are flexible; we could do weekly, monthly, for the season, or year round. I can be contacted at Thank you! Ashley

Beautiful, healthy puppies in adoption! 3 months old • vaccinated & dewormed. They all grew up with their mother in our rescue center, monitored by our vet nurse on site • very playful • will become larger sized dogs • Athena, their mother, is extremely intelligent and socially aware. All 4 are females • ready to move in their forever home! They are in Rivas, Pérez Zeledón, we can help with organizing transportation to part of Costa Rica. Adoption contact : +50683252514 (Whatsapp only) Write for photos.

Russ Giles has returned to his guitar for a weekly gig. Resurrect your old tie dyes! Russ G will be back at Batsu Restaurant for a return to the sixties folk and protest songs (Bob Dylan, Buffalo Springfield, Harry Chapin, et al) mixed in with a few "medicinal" rock ala Jefferson Airplane. Sunday, 12-2 in Canaan.Where? Batsu Restaurant in Canaan. When? Every Sunday from 12--2, hopefully before the afternoon deluge and definitely before dark. What? Mostly blues from as early as the 1920's through the late 70's with a side of 'Country Rock', a somewhat whimsical term for many of the popular songs from the likes of The Eagles, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Willie Nelson, The Band and others. On occasion, he might steal a Sunday for some protest and folk songs from hippy daze, with a dash of down home gospel. But he'll warn you before those digressions. Come by for some really great food, local beers and trips down musical memory lane.

Hiya beautiful jungle peeps! I'm in Costa Rica for another week, and during that time I'll be offering herbal detoxes with a 30-50% discount The herbal blends are 100% organic, handmade with gmo-free, vegetable capsules. I'm offering: LIVER CLEANSE for $25 (previously $40) DEEP PARASITE CLEANSE for $35 (previously $60) ORGAN TO ORGAN DETOX $45, includes herbal teas. (previously $80) PERSONALIZED DETOX & CONSULTATION for $55 (previously $100) Contact me on FB (Geliqua Amini), or through WhatsApp: +19397770963 I leave Costa Rica soon. Please place your orders by the 30th of September, so I can get the herbs to you in time.

See Services page for Emma's White Lotus Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Services in Platanillo. Click here.

Installing electricity and need service cable? Want to generate electricity with a stream turbine? See Stuff page for more details or write:

Eric Rivkin <>

With all the storming going on, when the lightning starts ... please remember to unplug your computers, phones & other appliances you would love to keep un-fried! Just read of a couple of big losses this week. Also remember to keep all batteries charged up ... you never know when the power could go out for more than a little bit!

Once again, deepest thanks to all who are helping Marguerite in these difficult days. Here is the latest update from our beloved Sheri Cooke.

Cozy house in the forest in Tinamastes. Close to the ocean and the city.

Only long term! 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, balcony and garden,2.47 acre of own territory,secure place and nice neighborhood, kitchen equiped basicaly, towels an dbedsheets included, hot water, laundry room. Once a month gardening and cleaning included. Comfortable climate, access all year round. 4/4 car is neccessary. NO pets please. $500 per month all year round plus utilities (light, internet and gas for kitchen)

Contact: (English, Spanish) 83178279 (Spanish)

Birder's Paradise in Quebradas ... click here for this new listing with lots of privacy and close to town.

Mountain House on 2 acres with River near magical Chirripo for sale ... click here please.


For rent Enchanting bamboo cabin in