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Green Season in our Enchanted Southern Zone of Costa Rica


Hemileucinae Caterpillar seen here in Costa Rica

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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.

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

Eco Feria Camino Real Dominical ... Locally made magic ... Fridays 8:30 to 2:30 at Patron's in Dominical.

Anyone making a border run in the next 10 days and can take a passenger to share expenses who knows the border cha-cha!

Call 2770 2884, Jimi.

Howdy Folks! The past couple of years i've had a terrible time producing sweet potatoes(and green beans), thanks to a pesky bird called grey headed chachalaca...or pajuila. This bird is notorious for wiping out bean fields, too. I have discovered that VHS tape, strung up along the rows, is a strong deterrent for (at least) this pest. So: this is a tip for PZ neighbors who have this problem. Anyone who has old VHS tapes to throw out; DON'T! I would also apreciate anyone bringing me some, too. Can leave for me at Colibrís Corner, or with me direct: Wade Moore, Finca Pasiflora, 4th booth up in the orgánico corner in the big feria. Cheers! fincapasiflora@yahoo.com

Voting for expats made easy and free ( I thought this information would be of interest to all of us voting in upcoming US elections:)

There is a US government agency called the Federal Voters Assistance Program - fvap.gov. They are able to accept completed and signed emailed ballots electronically and then fax them to your registrar for free at fax@fvap.gov. No need to go through the trouble and expense of mailing or faxing them from Costa Rica if your local registrar does not directly accept emailed voting forms since most still do not.

Paul Ford fixitallpaul@yahoo.com 8400-8590

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Looking to exchange with nice English speaking couple We are looking for a couple who would like to come to San Jose once in a while to stay and take care of our 4 bedroom B&B in Escazu, and Louie our adorable himalayan cat. We offer 30% of the income and a free room. We are a Costa Rican - Austrian couple and due to our souvenir business we need to travel around the country several times a year, for a period of 3 to 10 days at a time. In our B&B we offer personalized service, therefore we prefer a friendly, outgoing couple who enjoy meeting people and who would be willing to prepare breakfast for our guests if required (breakfast is not automatically included in the price). We have a cleaning lady who comes to do the rooms when needed, so you will not have to clean or do the rooms. Please take a look at our website: http://www.tierramagica-costarica.com Contact: Barbara and Otto info@tierramagica-costarica.com tel. 2289-9154 cel. 8897-5195

We have an awesome opportunity for the right person!

Seeking someone who is bilingual in Spanish and English, good with public relations, basic tech savviness, and can work well with others... To assist with administrative needs, basic hospitality, and other tasks at Posada Natura.

Come live at our beautiful retreat center and enjoy the abundance!

If interested please email us at info@posadanatura.com - tell us about yourself, your skills, experience, and availability. Please include a photo of yourself.

Oct 15 thru Saturday, Oct 20th.

Chef Memo's will be serving 5 great American sandwiches not on our regular menu. All sandwiches will feature the finest ingredients, some imported from the U.S.A. and served on Artisan breads made in Canaan. Each will bring back memories of happy times when we were younger. The "most popular" of the 5 may make it to our regular menu. Please come and share with us which one is your favorite! Open 11am till 9pm daily. Closed Sundays. Phone 2771-1185.

RENTAL: 1 BEDROOM COZY HARDWOOD HOME IN RIVAS: Cozy hardwood one bedroom home nestled on 1.25 acres in the beautiful mountains of Los Angeles de Rivas, near Canaan and San Gerardo in southern pacific Costa Rica near San Isidro del General, 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. The home comes simply furnished and includes utilities, reliable high speed internet, refrigerator, gas stove and cooking utensils, porch and balcony, hot shower, flush toilet, lock box and secure parking. Lots of hiking in the area and near to the Mt. Chirripo Volcano and National Park. Short walk to bus line with frequent bus transport to San Isidro. Pets okay but dogs must be leashed or fenced in. Non-smokers only. $435/month with a 2 month minimum.Contact homesteadcr@gmail.com

House for Rent in Platanillo de Baru

Safe Tico neighborhood, 2 bedroom, fully furnished, carport, deck off the back, electric, water, CableTica and fast internet included. $500 a month. indigo.night@yahoo.com

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

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: triffany211@gmail.com (English, Spanish) 83178279 (Spanish)

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

ALL YOU NEED to bring IS YOU: LARGE, ONE-BEDROOM HOME, CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL, OVERLOOKS RIVER, VERY NICELY FURNISHED, ELEGANT ! AND COMES WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED. PRIVATE, SECURE, AND GATED, AND ONLY 10 MINUTES TO TOWN, 2771 4339 (see rental page for photos)

For rent Enchanting bamboo cabin in Quebradas. Open floor plan, large river rock bathtub, ideal for a couple or individual looking for tranquillity and convenience. Only 10 minutes from San Isidro, on a convenient bus line, this home is located amidst 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. The Quebradas river has lovely swimming holes, ideal temperatures year round. High speed internet. $400 per month, includes gardener and utilities. For more information call 8856 5519 or 8820 8002. e-mail: elladelagua@gmail.com

$35 per night, per couple with breakfast and dinner included!!

www.TheSleepingIndian.com

Platanillo. Ocean view. Internet Netsys connection . Pool: Located in a gated community, Parque Colinas Pacificas, 15 minutes drive from the beach Dominical and 35 minutes drive from San Isidro. 2 bedrooms + 1 double bed on a mezzanine.2.5 bathrooms. (The main first bedroom with queen size bed, has a direct access to the toilets and the bathroom. The second bedroom, usually used like a nursery has the toilets and bathroom access by the first one. The double bed in the common area is on a mezzanine.) 850 $/month + water and electricity (includes : internet 2Mb, cleaning woman 5h/week, pool main maintenance, garbage service, gardening care,) More details please check : airbnb CR platanillo colinas pacificas P9 georges.orione@free.fr

RENTAL: 2 FURNISHED HOMES ON ORGANIC 6.5 ACRE PROPERTY: Two 3 bdrm homes with gated entry, large covered patio areas, hot shower and flush toilets, greenhouse, yoga deck, walking paths, spring water, food gardens, fruit trees, bananas, plantains, creek and forest. Rental includes simple furnishings, high speed reliable internet, basic electric, water, wash machine and organic food harvests. Located in the friendly agricultural town of San Agustin, a 35 min drive southwest of San Isidro and 40 min to the beaches of Uvita and Playa Hermosa. Ideal climate at 2700 m of sunny days and cool nights. Ideal for a single family, two families or persons who want the extra space for office, homeschooling, guests, storage, etc. Rent is $1060 for all of the above, non-smokers only. Contact homesteadcr@gmail.com

See whales and year round sun sets from your living room and Cano Island from your kitchen! Beautiful open air round house in a jungle setting for sale located in Matapalo sitting on approx 8 acres with 2 more ocean view plantels ready to build on. Newly built in 2015. Completely off grid powered by solar panels. Many existing teak trees. Large secure bodega. Central location between Manuel Antonio/Quepos and Quepos air port and Uvita. Many shopping and restaurant options with in 20 to 25 min drive. Also less that 5 min drive to the beach, mini supermarkets, and restaurants in Matapalo. Price negotiable, must sell! Call, text, whatsapp Melissa 8973 5421 melissajd@netzero.net Please click here.

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

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

Mountain Home on 2 acres with river

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with wrap around porch nestled in the mountains of San Gerardo de Rivas. This property is 2 acres in total with a small river running through, lots of space for gardens, and a trail up a hill which provides breathtaking views of the mountains and a perfect spot for a yoga deck or rancho. Throughout the house you will find lots of windows and doors which give the feeling of being outside while inside and provides lots of natural light and breezes. The front porch serves as an outdoor living room and both bedrooms have sliding glass doors that open onto porch. In addition to the 2 bedrooms there is a third room downstairs that can be used as an office, studio or guest room. Downstairs also features a bathroom with large bathtub. Motivated Sellers, open to all reasonable offers Contact Kristen at kmassey22@yahoo.com or 512-663-5134

Check out this gorgeous family compound in Quebradas on the River for available for purchase. Click here.

2006 Toyota Hilux SRV 3.0 Turbo Diesel 4x4 Automatic

Excellent condition, solid vehicle with 221,000 km, automatic trans., silver with gray cloth interior, seat covers, injectors replaced by Purdy at 200,000 km (1,600,000 colones), maintenance records available. RTV up to date. asking $19,000. edhoel@gmail.com 8593-4957 Note that the injectors in this version of the 3.0D4D engine have a high failure rate at 175,000 to 200,000 km. Before buying a Hilux, ask if the injectors have been replaced.

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

The Sat Yoga Ashram in the misty mountains of Río Nuevo, Pérez Zeledón, is a magical spiritual refuge, of peace and natural beauty. We have many wonderful programs coming up in November and December to help you find clarity and empowerment through meditation and yoga. Visit our website www.satyoga.org Ashram Experience Month, November 1 - 29, learn more: http://bit.ly/2QPCsMW This program gives you the rare opportunity to live, serve, learn and meditate together with our resident community members. As well as extended time for meditation and contemplation you can take part in some of the artisan skills that form an integral part of our everyday life such as cheese making, fermentation, bread baking, honey production, and herbal medicine. You will gain priceless insights, friendships, and heart-melting moments of divine love that can change your life forever. Immersion Program, 10-day or 4-week, Nov 23 - Dec 2 or Dec 20, learn more: http://bit.ly/2QR8vfw Find clarity in your life, develop your meditation practice, heal yourself from suffering and discover your inner Self. The Sat Yoga Ashram Immersion offers an intensive study and meditation program for those seeking authentic yogic training. Quantumplation Weekend, November 23 - 25, learn more: http://bit.ly/2QTmEsQ If you are local to the area and looking for a shorter program and ready to take a quantum leap on your spiritual path, then join us for our Quantumplation Weekend; a weekend of meditation, wisdom, and empowerment. This deeply enriching program consists of profound wisdom teachings on the subjects of meditation and inner-development, several silent-and-guided-meditations, yoga asanas, ashram tours and opportunities to meet and share with like-minded souls in the beautiful natural setting of the Sat Yoga Ashram. New Year Meditation Retreat, 7-days, December 29, 2018 - Jan 4 - 2019, learn more: http://bit.ly/2QUzgQv And finally, why not celebrate New Year at a sacred ashram meditation retreat? Whether you are an experienced yogi, or simply discovering the gift of meditation, this retreat will inspire and empower you to move forward with greater clarity and purpose. A seven-day retreat with Shunyamurti is an authentic rite of passage. Enjoy the pristine natural setting of the Sat Yoga Ashram, as well as delicious and healthful vegetarian meals. This retreat, which both ends the old year and begins the new, will explain all the world processes that are happening now to bring the current world cycle and civilization to an end and to give birth to a new divine age at a much higher vibrational frequency.

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 ricks-vance@att.net Click here for more info.

Art Studio great stuff to buy & sell

Introducing STUDIO A in Platanillo. Wonderful selection of original paintings are now available for viewing. I am a Canadian artist now residing in this beautiful area. Please call 7156-3976 for a studio tour and see if one of my pieces speaks to you ! A donation of 20% from the sale of any painting goes to PAWS to help with their animals. A great way to donate to this much needed cause and take something special home for yourself. Pura vida. Can send you photos too. dreamlife4two@gmail.com 7156-3976

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

  • Delicious Dates!

  • Organic Extra Virgen Olive Oil

  • Kalamata Black Olives

  • Nutritional Yeast

  • 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!

This week in th Colibri`s Corner

  • Kale Chips

  • Organic Eggs

  • Turmeric Powder & Roots & Capsules

  • Organic Salads with Asian Dressing

  • 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

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. phonecard@puravidaconnections.com

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

Pura Vida Blessings to all

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