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Welcoming October to our Majestic Southern Zone of Costa Rica

This beautiful Scarlet Macaw is from Jan Hart's collection, now available. See information below please.

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

This is the third week we have used a new mailing system for the Vine ... we have received many compliments and hope you like it too! If you ever miss a Vine or want to check out old ones ... click here or go to Chayotevine Blog page on our website.

We currently have a list of around 10 families wanting to rent in our area ... and not enough places to rent! People are requesting from simple cabins to fancy schmantzy homes and all in between. If you have a property to rent, the cost is just $20 one time fee. Let us know.

For fantastic Mexican Food visit Aztecas from Thursday thru Sundays.

2771-3887 Here is their Facebook page.

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

Paintings by artist and author, Jan Hart are selling well beginning October 1 and there are several that are specifically featuring Costa Rica subjects – sloths, iguanas, tropical plants, etc. The sale, ‘Between a Rock and a Heart Place’ is a once in a lifetime sale of Jan’s favorite paintings and came about as a way to pay for Jan’s emergency medical expenses (an Achilles tendon repair and Pulmonary biopsy). All the paintings can be seen on this page, designed by her son Jonathan, also an artist. Jan is still recovering at home but can answer questions and make sure your painting purchase/donation gets to you. Another of Jan’s sons will be bringing purchased paintings to Costa Rica in December! And, you can donate without purchasing a painting too.

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.

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 home in Cana Blana with shrimps & fish breeding business now for sale. Click here.

Great Stuff for Sale ... (see more at Great Stuff page)

( 1 ). Dremel 3000 tool with a wide variety of accesories.

Used but in good condition. $70 ( 2 ). Nikon COOLPIX B500 camera with camera strap and SONY case. Used in great condition. Comes with 4 aa batterys and 16 GB SDHC CARD. $180 ( 3 ). MERKURY INNOVATIONS DUAL COOLING BASE for laptop or netbook up to 17 inches. Two things kill a laptop, heat and dust. Keep your laptop cool. $20 ( 4 ). DELL COMPUTER BAG holds laptop up to 17 inches. Used but in Great condition. $25 ( 5 ). Life Straw Personal Water filter. Filters up to 264 gallons. $25 ( 6 ). Android charging cable, 2 & 3 meters long. $7 each. ( 7 ). Iphone charging cable, 2 meters long. $7 each. ( 8 ). San Disk 16GB memory card. $18. ( 9 ). UNIREX 32GB memory card. $26. (10). ProHT USB 2.0 speakers. $10. (11). Shower Mate waterproof Bluetooth shower spkr $10. (12) Compact Bike pump. $10 (13). VIPERTEK SELF DEFENSE TAZER $30 (14). MINIATURE FLASHLIGHTS (4) W/O BATTERYS $5 (15). Countess Mara reversible bowties (2) $10 (16). Slingshot $15. Contact me at , 8433-1813 or 8767-5092. Thank you.

For Sale

Vintage living room set (1952)

$150 for all 6 pieces

Down filled cushions

Buyer to transport

Few imperfections

San Carlos de la Amistad (Puntanares)

Or Whatsapp message 506-8715-9361 ask for photos

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 <>