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March is Splendid in our Beloved Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Welcome to Several New Subscribers & Pura Vida Blessings to All

A reminder that Semana Santa is coming up and the PZ feria will be open that week on Tuesday, March 27th & Wednesday, March 28th. Our organic veggie & fruit sellers typically come on Tuesday for that week. Also banks, schools, buses all have special hours.

We also offer shipping and delivery service throughout Costa Rica. For our area ... we have a network of Xpress & Taxi's who can delivery our products 7 days a week ... just let us know! On feria days, we can also do limited shopping and shipping.

Happy to announce our all organic Turkey Tail Extract is now back & available at Colibri's Corner (and by order). Click here to see the many benefits!

We also are now carrying Boarhead's amazing Turmeric Extract.

In Canaan de Rivas (headed up toward Chirripo) is an amazing co-creation by the community headed by our own, Joey Lobo Wolff. Check out the raising of what will be our new Butterfly Sanctuary here with this fun time lapse video.

Hawk at 12 O'Clock! The Pechinegro Migration in Costa Rica Arrives Again by Casey Bahr

Here is a video (in Spanish) about our region becoming more organic! Thanks to all participating .. will be for the best for everyone's health.

Donating your body to medical science in Costa Rica

  • Following three previous successful donor events, more members of our expat community have expressed the wish to donate their body to medical science in Costa Rica.

  • One again, staff of the Medical school of the University of Costa Rica are willing to come to San Isidro to enable potential donors to complete the paperwork and avoid the journey to San Jose. The visit will take place on Friday 6 April.

  • If you would like to make this ultimate tribute to the wonderful country of Costa Rica, please contact Sheelagh Richards at for further information

MOVING SALE in PZ. Great items. Low Prices : tables, printer, telephoto, solar panel (w. Inverters), sewing machine, tennis racket, pool stick, diving gears, tools, electric drills, laser levels + + more... Description & Prices :

Volunteers wanted asap!

  • Charlie's Angels - Animal Rescue is looking for short term volunteers for our rehabilitation project for neglected and abused dogs in a remote mountain village in Costa Rica.

  • Ideally it would require a commitment of 2 - 4 weeks (or longer). You would live in a spacious and clean house together with our main volunteer Laura Bye from Canada's rescue organisation "Save Our Scruff" and 1-2 other volunteers of your rescue organization.

  • The people we are looking for need to be tidy, self sufficient, able to use their own initiative and of course unconditional dog lovers with good experience in dog care.

  • We look for enthusiastic people who embrace the idea of being involved in an animal charity project. Basic Spanish would be wonderful.

  • The house is located in a tranquil village, close to the Chirripó National Park (about 25 minutes from San Isidro by car). The property has a huge garden with flowers, fruit trees and all sorts of exotic plants.

  • We are looking for open minded volunteers who are willing to help taking care of our beautiful rescue dogs, in a peaceful and picturesque environment. The climate is very pleasant up here. We have sunny days but it’s not too hot and our afternoons can be misty with clear evenings and cool nights.

  • The house has 4 bedrooms, a large kitchen, and 2 bathrooms with warm water showers. Additionally the house has an outside kitchen with a brand new washing machine and enough space to bath the dogs.

  • You would have your own room, towels and linen are provided.

  • Please send us a PM with an informative introduction of yourself and why you think this could be something that interests you. Only serious enquiries please!

  • We are happy to send more information about our dogs and how everything would work.

  • You could start as soon as possible!

  • Pura Vida! Read more about Charlie's Angels here.

For sale:

Marans roosters from France - the only ones in Costa Rica. Easteregger, dark chocolate brown eggs, slaughter weight 4 - 5 kg. 25,000 colones

Cream Legbar rooster from UK - a single, only two in Costa Rica, green eggs, slaughter weight 3.5 kg Easteregger roosters from Germany - blue eggs. Medium in size - 13,000 colones

Paduan (polish chickens), bantams, hens and roosters, many large white eggs - 15,000 colones

Christine: 89779555 or

Stunning Riverfront home on the rio chirripo in Canaan de Rivas for rent.

Gorgeous views, awesome swimming holes, pure spring water, great bird and monkey watching from your window;) $500 a month includes water and power

1 bedroom with loft (2 beds) , Full kitchen , 1 big bathroom. 8 min walk to house from parking or bus stop. Call or text 8 729 4321 (photos available by Whatsapp or soon on rental page)

Cozy Hardwood Home Lovely, simply furnished well kept studio in private wooded section of East Los Angeles de Rivas. Nestled on 1.25 acres 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. Includes high speed internet, porch, hot shower, flush toilet and secure parking. Lots of hiking in the area and near to the Mt. Chirripo Volcano and National Park. Fifteen minute walk to bus line with frequent bus transport to San Isidro. Pets okay but dogs must be leashed or fenced in. $365/month plus cooking gas/electric. Available from March 1st. Contact (photos on Rental page )