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Feeling Infinite Gratitude in our Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Welcome Many New Members and Pura Vida Greetings to All ...

This week, Colibri's Corner at the San Isidro Feria and our newsletter, the Chayotevine, are celebrating 10 years of connecting the most amazing, positive, forward thinking, diverse, international (y mucho mucho mas) community here in our Southern Zone of Costa Rica. We are deeply grateful for your support.

We wish to thank all of our Friends, Readers and Customers at the Feria and at Pura Vida Connections for making sure there is never a dull moment here in our little piece of paradise and how very, very, real life is here ... and for all of the support and connection I see happening here amongst us.

Here is where you can watch the dance of the $ and colone ... today at 619 and 632 ... the highest ever as well as huge jump this last week.

Our friends at New Dawn Center are offering this Sunday a Workshop on Medicinal Plants & Tropical Home Gardening.

Super happy to announce that our beloved honest to goodness, very beloved Authenic Mexican Restaurant here in Perez Zeledon, Las Aztecas, is reopening today, November 8th! Welcome back Ana & Terry ... you were very missed. 2771 3387.

Thursdays til Sunday from 10am to 8pm.

New Dawn Center is having a Sunday Workshop on Medicinal Plants & Tropical Home Gardening. See Events page for more info.

I'm 42, a musician and yoga teacher, i have my own 4x4 car and im pretty handy around the house. Fluent in Spanish, experienced with house and pet sitting. Love animals, have lived in country 4 years.

Thank you in advance, so very much. I hope i can help somebody out.

Elizabeth Fortier <>

SEEKING PART TIME VEGGIE/RAW CHEF AND POSSIBLE PART TIME DRIVER to go to san isidro in EXCHANGE for private room and bath with use of kitchen/dining room on 9 beautiful acres with fruit trees, waterfalls, ponds, etc.

bus to front door from SI. part time chef for 1 person. you can eat same food.

if not wanting exchange, then we can discuss payments for some food preparation. write to or call 8333 8625 no messages please, good vibes, clean organized no drugs, skype interview at doctorwalter1

Sheri shares an update on Marguerite here ... her birthday is Sunday. Unlimited thanks to all who have and are helping her transition as gently as possible...

RENTALS (see many more and photos here)

FOR RENT: Beautiful 2bd/2bth Open Kitchen 860sq ft Country House, Southern Zone/ Panama border, San Vito area.

Fully furnished, nicely renovated, morning terrasse, evening deck/patio Sitting on over an acre at 3200ft, surrounded by landscaped lawns. Fenced + secure + private driveway. Nestled on an organic reforested farm. Some produce available. Great wildlife - monkeys, sloths,… nearby stream, waterfalls, many hikes - Ideal for bird watching. Rental includes lawn maintenance. Additional fee for cleansing service and WIFI. Possibility to have fabulous tico meals delivered. Bus, soda, grocery 2km. $370/month. $370 deposit + 1st month + last month. Referrals. Smoke free.

SMALL STUDIO WITH BATH AND SEPARATE KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM on 9 beautiful acres with bus to front door in CAJON in EXCHANGE for work or raw/vegetarian food preparation. no drugs, smoking or alcohol. clean organized responsible person. good vibes only. email to

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. (see Rentals for photos)

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: (English, Spanish) 83178279 (Spanish)

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


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:

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

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

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

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 Please click here.

Beautiful home in Cana Blanca with shrimps & fish breeding business now for sale. 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 or 512-663-5134

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

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

1990 Toyota Landcruiser newer bigger straight 6 cylinder diesel engine. Perfect farm truck, very powerful. See photos here. Joseph Carpenter 1-415-6846983

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. 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.

2003 Suzuki Vitara in great condition with a new paint job, new back tires , brakes ok, with a V-6 motor and has 177,800 K on the odometer , new roof rack, 4 door, $8500.00 Yorleny or Vern 8668- 6403

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 Ashram Experience Month, November 1 - 29, learn more: 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: 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:

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: 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.

  • 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

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.

Come enjoy a sticky yummy Cinnamon Roll made with real butter!

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.

This Week in teh 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

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

Pura Vida Blessings to all

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