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Holiday Celebrations Abound in our Beloved Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Minor Hidalgo

Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno Paraiso del Quetzal lodge 15/Nov/18

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

We have a full moon rising Saturday nite and many many wonderful activities happening in our Zone in the upcoming weeks. Please check our Events page for a full listing.

Last week for an unknown reason ... lots of people didn't receive their copy of the Vine ... it is a mystery still to us and I apologize profusely and am very grateful to know so many people miss it when it doesn't show up in your mailbox. Here is last's week's Vine ... I particularly love the photo and hoped every one could enjoy it. If you ever miss one ... please check this page on the website.

Our Perez Zeledon feria will be having regular hours during the Christmas / New Years Weeks ... the Tinamastes feria will be open on Mondays for those two weeks.

We offer Xpress delivery service throughout our area ... and throughout Costa Rica via various Transport companies for any of our products (see Gourmet Product Page) ... as well as we can do some limited shopping at the PZ feria for you.

We have a list of several families / singles / couples looking for rentals in our area ... from very simple to fancy schmanzy. If you would like to offer a place for rental .. our cost for advertising is just a one time $20 fee til rented. (If you run into any already rented rentals from our page .. please let us know and ask the owner to let us know if they haven't yet. Send

Must visit our new Beer Garden in Central PZ ... click here!

Are you hosting a holiday event•dinner for the public • have things for sale related to Christmas • trying to find who's selling or making the most delicious pumpkin pie • have organic or regular turkey's for sale • doing a toy drive for a cause & seeking donations &/or help • looking to see what restaurants are doing Christmas Dinner in your area • looking for a New Years Party to attend - whatever you can think of that's Christmas or New Years related - join our "Christmas in Costa Rica" & "New Years in Costa Rica" Facebook groups for holiday-related things around Costa Rica & ask &/or share details!! • CHRISTMAS in Costa Rica = • NEW YEARS • Feliz Año Nuevo In Costa Rica =

Dear Friends,

We are preparing a Holiday "Gathering"' for you, your family and friends on December 21st, 22nd & 23rd. We are featuring three delicious meal choices, all including a delectable dessert. We will be featuring Chilean red and white wines for your pleasure as well as our regular beverages.

Treat yourselves to a relaxed afternoon or evening of friendship by letting Chef Memo's prepare a Holiday meal for you. Served at Chef Memo's Restaurant and / or prepared for "Take Out".

We will have additional covered seating for your dining pleasure.

Please take a moment, make your meal selection, and send your reservation in now by clicking on the following link:

Thank you,

Chef Memo & Staff

Across from Little California mini super, next to Fut5 Quiros, Corner of Calle 2 and Avenida 16, San Isidro de El General.

Ever wonder what pets or wild animals actually think about and communicate? Begin 2019 with a new skill to connect to Nature with animist Kay Lindstrom, a student animal communicator, in an all-day participatory seminar amidst the wilds of Nature at La Joya del Sol farm in the Diamante Valley. One of the attendees will be bringing their dog so Kay can lead a live demonstration. You will learn to: - Rekindle your innate ability to communicate with all forms of life, especially animals, through feeling and sensing - Perceive via feeling and sensing the supernatural powers of how alive our world really is through animism - Connect via practical and esoteric approaches to increase mutual understanding, knowing the animal’s needs, thoughts and feelings You’ll also receive a list of resources for further study and a gourmet vegan lunch provided by internationally acclaimed plant-based Chef Eric Rivkin (

Parking in San Isidro on the street free until the first of the year!

Looking for a bamboo hanging chair ... anyone know where to get one?

Golfito Get Away Specials

Local special $250 per week per room for two.

For groups up to 5 rooms $1000 per week.

Includes boat transportation and Gulf tour. Dolphin sight seeing.

Special all inclusive boat tour, food and lodging two nights three days

. Dolphin tour plus a visit to botanical gardens or wildlife refuge included. For $300. per person. Two person minimum.


Internationally recognized certificates. Learn to muscle test efficiently and work with the 14 major meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Relieve stress and pain, improve balance, learn to test foods and help yourself and your loved ones be their best. Class runs February 5-12, 2019, to register or with questions. $250USD per level, $1000 for the four. +1-250-681-3391

Housesitting service.

English to Spanish translation.

Social Media Ninja or virtual chat operator

Errands for San Isidro, Perez Zeledon area.

Call 84552087 or

Colflex , super oregano spray treats colds, coughs and sore throats like a miracle. We are fortunate to have it in Cinnamon Lemon and Arctic Mint, $20.

Here is a short blurb.

SUPPORT YOUR RESPIRATORY SYSTEM WITH COLFLEX FROM INNOTECH Aiding in the relief of cough, sore throat, and other respiratory concerns, Colflex Super Oregano Oral Spray Arctic Mint will simultaneously offer fresh breath and support oral hygiene. Containing Vitamin D3 and a blend of 4 essential oils (Thyme, Oregano, Lemon and Spearmint in a base of Olive Oil), Colflex offers respiratory support and can aid in the healing process of specific digestive concerns; such as: E.coli, Salmonella, and Diarrhea. The Colflex Super Oregano Oral Spray Arctic Mint lasts for 165 sprays. [LIQUID SPRAY]

We also are thrilled to be able to help so many people with depression, pain, sleeplessness and much more with Full Spectrum Organic CBD oil, in four strengths from 100 mg to 1200 mg. Available now at Colibri's Corner or write us at

We have a brand new in box, Black & Decker Rice Cooker, 3 cups with 2 year guarantee, now for 19,000 colones.

So happy that Ana is open at Aztecas Thursdays thru Sundays. Call 2771 3387. Outstanding Mexican Food and beautiful artwork. Click here for more info.


BEAUTIFUL HOME, GREAT SPOT: “QUEBRADAS” PRIVATE, SECURE, AND CONVENIENT, AND ONLY TEN MINUTES TO TOWN(SAN ISIDRO DE EL GENERAL); 40 MINUTES TO THE BEACH; 40 MINUTES TO THE NATIONAL PARK, ‘CHIRRIPO’ (HIGHEST MTN. PEAK) LARGE, ONE-BEDROOM HOME, CLEAN AND COMPLETE, OVERLOOKS THE RIVER, AND IS VERY ELEGANTLY FURNISHED, AND COMES WITH EVERYTHING YOU MAY NEED TO BE COMFORTABLE. COMES WITH SUPER HIGH SPEED INTERNET, WIFI. (T.V. AVAILABLE) INCLUDED: QUEEN SIZE CUSTOM BED, ORTHOPEDIC MATTRESS, ITALIAN GLOVE LEATHER COUCHES (SOFT AND COMFORTABLE), LARGE KITCHEN, AND NICE BAR. HAS ALL CERAMIC FLOORS, TILED COUNTERS, LARGE BATHROOM, LARGE CLOSETS, BUILT IN CABINETS, NEW STOVE, NEW REFRIGERATOR. THERE IS AN OFFICE AREA, AND A LARGE BODEGA /WASHROOM WITH WASHING MACHINE. COMES WITH ALL LINENS, AND ALL POTS, PANS, DISHES, BLENDER, COFFEEMAKER, ETC., THERE IS ALSO A ‘ BREAKFAST NOOK’ OVERLOOKING GARDENS, THERE ARE BEAUTIFUL, HAND PAINTED ARTWORKS THROUGHOUT, AND, GARDENS OF ORCHIDS, PALMS, BROMELIA, AND LOTS OF SPACE AND A NICE PATIO WITH HAMMOCK HOME IS NEAR THE RIVER FOR A DIP AND/OR TO WATCH EXOTIIC BIRDS. PERFECT WEATHER: SUMMER BREEZES & COOLER ! BUS AND MINI MARKETS , CLOSE BY (SORRY, NO PETS) VERY REASONABLE RENT: $500/MO + $60. UTIL. LONG-TERM PREF. CALL: ( 506 ) 2771 4339 (REFS & INFO. PLEASE) (see photos on Rentals page). Nicely furnished small 3 bedroom house on a private and tranquil 1/2 acre in the countryside between San Vito and Agua Buena not far from Wilson Botanical Gardens a world class biological research station. Fridge, gas stove with oven, lavadora and hot water shower included. Beautiful gardens, covered patios, bananas, avocadoes, oranges, mora, mandarinas and an assortment of other fruits as well as a small vivero and areas to plant vegetables. Seeking responsible renters willing to commit to a minimum of one year. Less than 1 km from the main road with regular bus service, a good size grocery and hardware store. Rent will include regular garden maintenance, all utilities and weekly cleaning by trusted locals. Delicious Tico meals can be arranged if desired for a reasonable fee. $350USD/ month all inclusive Available after March 8th. Full month deposit and 1st months rent required upon signing lease . Whatsapp : +1-604-741-1377

Rooms for rent at Magic Mountain Retreat FB, plant based/permaculture demonstration site., 506 8915 2461. Click here for more information.


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



on this lovely 2 bedroom home, close to town, overlooking the Quebradas River and gardens.

Click here for full details. FOR MORE INFO AND PICS:

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

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

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.

  • 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 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

  • Organic Sauerkraut

  • Becca's Amazing Hot Hot Sauces

  • Organic Alfalfa Seeds

  • Crunchy Spirulina

  • Salt shaker grinders

  • Peppermint Oil

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.

Pura Vida Blessing All

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