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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!

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 - They are able to accept completed and signed emailed ballots electronically and then fax them to your registrar for free at 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 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: Contact: Barbara and Otto 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 - 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

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.

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