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Feeling Thankful for our Beautiful Life in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Passiflor / Passion Flower in Santiago de San Pedro by Tim Fischer

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. Gerard de Nerval

Welcome to Several New Subscribers and Pura Vida Blessings to All:

We will be open this week at the Perez Zeledon Feria, Colibri's Corner, first stand in front of Supermarket at the back of the feria. Our hours are 7 til 8pm on Thursdays and 9 til 1 on Fridays. Pre-orders are gratefully accepted. We also deliver every day throughout the Southern Zone and ship to rest of Costa Rica.

MARGUERITE PASSED IN TOTAL PEACE AND PAIN FREE LAST NIGHT AT 11:00 PM. We couldn't be more grateful for all the love and generosity shared with her. Here is Sheri's final update.

We would also like to acknowledge the very sad passing of Gustavo Caldarelli of Posado Natura in Londres, Quepos. May all who love him find peace.

Although this isn't in our Southern Zone, this looks like a fun place to visit in the San Jose area ... Oxigeno Human Playground.

We will have some large chickens from Wade's organic farm this week.

Looking for a trustworthy person to leave my car with to sell as I have to go back to the US. I would be happy to give commission. Alison Magallon 506-62567968

Selling 6 bum genius diapers and 10 liners. 10 dollars a piece. These really are the best! I can bring them Thursday to the feria if you are interested. BRITAX car seat for sale- 20 dollars. Various kids shoes for a 7 year old (boy) and 3 year old (girl)-5 dollars

HOLIDAY SALE! Jan Hart Medical Expenses Painting Sale Continues! 15% Off through the Holidays Please visit her beautiful website here.

Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving and Feria Day, there will be a special Environmental Fair (Feria Ambiental) at San Isidro's Central Park hosted by the Muni. Our very own engineer Julio Jackman will be displaying his solar dehydrator and solar oven across the street from Banco Nacional, in the Central Park. 8 - 1, assisted by our friend and environmental speaker Casey McConnell and Julio's wife Vyola. More at fb SOLuciones Carbono Neutral

I have some Easteregger hens and roosters (crosses from Marans, Araucana and Cream Legbar) and Orpingtons in the color Crele for sale. Age between 12 and 20 weeks. If interested 8997 9555 phone, whatsapp or e-mail Hatching eggs on order possible, minimum order 30 pieces.

From Restaurant Reviewer, our very own Diane Britzke:

Mama Mia, Now That's Italian!

I recently visited the Italian restaurant Loconda Verona and the Speck pizza I had was Italian food at its finest. Homemade and fresh ingredients. A perfect experience! Please join me and helping this wonderful restaurant succeed. Directions to Laconda Verona: Follow the street that runs in front of banco National and the church’s parking lot. Continue on, passing Cinco Menos. When you get to a fork in the road, Gonzales #2 liquor store will be facing you, turn right and Laconda Verona is on the next corner. Enjoy! Their number is 2771 1218.

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

Fully loaded, 119,000 miles, no problems, runs/looks great...Reduced to six million colones 87159360

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.

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.


small 3 room farm house in rosario de paquar 10 km from

SI with separate kitchen on 12 hectarias. single man or couple

capable of farming organic crops and earn 50% of profits. capable, clean, organized, no drugs, honest and good vibes. end of public road. long term. car needed. write to

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 kmassey22@yahoo.comor 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.

2016 Mitsubishi L200 - Like new/Vehicles

Like new, 4X4 Diesel,Automatic, Fully loaded, AC, Bluetooth, Radio USB/Auk, Bed cover, only 22,000 km

2003 Suzuki Vitara reduced to $ 6500.00 and in great condition. (see photos on Vehicles page)

Guillermo G Gomez 8342-0227 (see photos on Vehicles page)

  • 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!

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

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

This week on the 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.

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

Pura Vida Blessings to All.

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